Poor old WorryBomb was stung today by a sleepy wasp.
I had moved her Lottie play mat/ gym thing, checked and removed a little cat hair, laid WorryBomb onto it and set about connecting the hangy bits to it to keep her entertained and I saw a dopey looking wasp crawling out from under it.
I picked WorryBomb up and she started to cry. Mrs WB came into help remove ( squash ) the wasp.
I thought that was it, but WorryBomb wasnt herself so I had a look and she had been stung!
She had a small hole in the back of her heel, on the foot that had been hanging off Lottie.
A little worried I found that both sting creams I have for when I cycle (there are a lot of stinging nettles around here) were for older children, so a quick delve on the web found that a little baking soda mixed in water is good for easing the pain of a wasp sting.
We mixed some up and spread it on to her heel, then covered the lot with a sock. She seemed happy enough but, us a little worried we then kept a good eye on her. I had flash backs to standing in a bees nest when I was younger and a night spent in a small hospital in the New Forest with multiple injections and other proddings. With twenty or so sting marks it was just as well I wasn’t allergic!
The sting hasnt had any lasting effect that we can see and she seems to be completly over it now. But I will be checking under the mat from now on…