Every parent knows from experience that children are incredibly prone to minor scrapes and injuries. As they play and explore the world around them, it's not uncommon to pick up a few scars along the way. And while you cannot always avoid these minor scrapes, what you can do is ensure that the wounds heal in the proper way, with minimal wound scarring.
For kids, picking at the dry scabs on their knees and elbows is one of the most satisfying things to do. But this reopens the wound, putting it at a risk for infection. As parents, it is up to you to run interventions for your child’s skin-picking habits and minimize the wound scarring. Here are 3 simple tips on how you can do this: