Debunking Common First Aid Myths

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Once upon a time, Whitney Port was navigating the world of reality television, having starred on MTV’s “The Hills” in her early twenties. Now she’s experiencing the joys and challenges of motherhood with her toddler, Sonny. Port talked with “Bridge Street” about being a mom and what she has learned when it comes to common first aid myths.

“As a new mom, I got so much unsolicited advice,” Port said. “And it was hard to weed out what was actually true and what I shouldn’t be listening to.” She’s teamed up with the First Aid Myth campaign to help other mothers out there who may be unsure of what’s right and wrong when it comes to caring for young children.

Fellow campaigner and pediatrician Natasha Burgert advises against believing old wives tales such as rubbing butter on burns or jumping into the ocean to heal wounds. Rather your first line of defense toward cuts and scrapes should be a product like Betadine which can kill germs and help prevent infection before it starts.

Children can often be afraid of first aid products because they may sting or be otherwise irritating but Betadine has a “no sting promise” for an easy application process.

To uncover more first aid myths and learn about what has been proven to work, you can visit

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