Ever notice how a hysterical joke makes you forget all your worries for just a few minutes? Sometimes, to snap out of a bad mood or release an anxiety, you simply need a good laugh. Laughter truly is the best medicine. It’s scientifically proven to reduce tension, relieve pain, improve your mood, and stimulate some organs.
It just so happens that January 24 is National Belly Laugh Day so it’s time to celebrate this amazing phenomenon!
As a mom, you probably use laughter everyday in your household to keep your family’s spirits high or to make household chores less like work and more like fun. Your supermom comedic skills might come in handy the next time your little one has a minor fall or bump.
Sometimes, an incident causes more of a shock, stun, or embarrassment than it does an injury. But you can still use the tools in your Keep>Going First Aid Kit bag to bring your child’s smile back. After you assess your child’s condition and determine there aren’t any injuries to address, use one (or all) of these strategies to stop the tears and bring on the giggles.
Make Funny Faces.
Every little one loves a good funny face, especially when it’s their silly mom partaking in this classic joke. Cross your eyes, stick out your tongue, or puff your cheeks. Encourage your child to get involved in the nonsense by making funny faces of their own. Before you know it, your little one will have forgotten all about that minor fall or tiny head bump because they’ll be cracking up over this exchange of funny faces. The laughter will stimulate their circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help reduce some of the physical symptoms of stress your kid has just experienced.
Play with Colorful Stickers.
Your child’s tears are no match for the goodies and surprises in your KEEP>GOING compact First Aid Kit. When you whip out your cute First Aid Kit, your child probably expects you’ll apply some ointment or pick out a bandage. But when you pull out the adorable and colorful stickers supplied in your kit, your little one is bound to be pleasantly surprised. These fun stickers will make your kid smile and forget all about the embarrassing or scary incident that just occurred. Laughter enhances the intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates the heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain.
Give Them a Tickle.
No one can resist a good tickle session. If you find the right spots, your child will be teeming with laughter, no matter how upset they were over what just happened. Once you’ve got your little one rolling with laughter, it’s only fair to let them get back at you. Give your kid access to your most treasured tickle spot and they’re likely to enjoy watching you squirm and giggle too. Laughter can also stimulate circulation and aid muscle relaxation, both of which can help sooth tension.
A good belly laugh may be all you need to save the day. Your Keep>Going First Aid Kit is Designed to Help! With the fun accessories in your kit and your ingenious mommy comedic skills, you can get your child out of a funk after an incident and back on the monkey bars, laughing and playing.