If your child loses a finger, toe or other body part, put it in a cold, clean cloth or gauze and put it in a plastic bag.
Take your child and the bag to the hospital emergency department. Doctors may be able to reattach the part, but time is critical.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic