Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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It's definitely not broken. It is incredibly rare--if it's even possible--for a toddler/young kid to break his/her nose. There aren't really any bones in there to break, it's all cartiledge when they're young. I learned this just recently when I called the ped. while debating whether or not to bring my four-year-old into the ER for a possible broken nose. His bled a ton and was hugely swollen, and still the doctor said it definitely wasn't broken. He got two black eyes, but his nose looked normal within a week or so.
My four-year-old (yes, the same one with the not-broken nose) has had NINE black eyes so far. He really dives into things! The doctor does like us to come in when he gets a black eye, but I only do if there's blood in the eye or if it's particularly bad.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.