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How To Survive A Toddler Fracture During Summer

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We have a toddler at our house.  A toddler who got a toddler fracture.  Never in my life have I broken a bone myself so the whole fracture world is relatively unknown to me.  Sure I worked around patients with broken bones in my past working in the Children’s ER, but those were all fresh breaks.  They left the ER and I never saw the recovery process.  So when my own son stepped down wrong, tripped on a toy and “twisted his ankle” I thought that’s all it was.  Just a twisted ankle.  Only it wasn’t.  It was so much more.


He just rolled his ankle on a toy and then refused to walk.  He wouldn’t even crawl.  He just sat on the floor and would say things like, “Carry me, Mama” in a pitiful little voice.  My heart broke the first time I heard those words.  I knew something was very wrong.  The ER doctors said it and the orthopedic’s office a week later further confirmed it.

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He had the dreaded toddler fracture.

It was summer time. How does one survive a broken leg during the summer?  Here’s how we are managed and what helped to get us through. Particularly what helped the toddler get through it.

How To Survive A Toddler Fracture During Summer


Lots of cuddle time.

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Let the little guy get lots of rest with you and his favorite friend.


Lots of reading books together time.

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This book is our most favorite.


Lots of coloring time. 


I think these wooden stencils are the cutest.


Lots of Play-Doh time.


The Big Bucket is definitely the way to go.


Lots of enjoying nature time.

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Go outside, sit down and just enjoy the world!

Before you know it that toddler fracture will be all healed and he’ll be running all over the place!

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