Drain blisters
Small blisters may be managed with a layer or ointment or dressing if protection from further trauma is needed.

All blisters that are tense or larger than 1-2cm should be drained with a puncture hole near the edge, choosing the part that would be lowest when sitting, standing or lying down as appropriate. Make the hole large enough (~3mm) to prevent fluid reaccumulating; this should be painless as long as you stay parallel to the skin surface. Drainage will reduce pain, prevent the blister from enlarging and encourage healing.

Skin that accidentally comes off when you handle the baby can be ‘regrafted’ ie replaced where it came from and can stick back and heal, as long as you can do this within a 3 minute window.
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