All kids will get bumps and bruises and some will even get cuts and gashes. I get a lot of calls from parents unsure if they need to take their child to the ER for these wounds.
In general, you must get a wound closed within eight hours of the injury if stitches or glue are to be used. In other words, you often can't wait until the next morning when your doctor's office is open to make this decision.
Sometimes the need for stitches is