What is a hive and why are they in toddlers?
A hive is a large, communal structure in which honeybees live and work. Honeybees build hives by gathering together small pieces of wood or other materials and then forming a roof over the material. The bees use the combined heat and airflow inside the hive to create honey and wax products.
Toddlers love to explore their environment and learn about things they see. One of the things toddlers love to investigate is hives. Hives are often found in gardens, but they can also be found in toddlers’ play areas. While adults may see a hive as something to be afraid of, toddlers see them as a place to explore. Toddlers love the bright colors and the way the bees move around. By playing with hives, toddlers are learning about how things work and why some things are important.
How Long Do Hives Last in The Toddlers?
When a toddler gets hives, their parents may be scared they will develop an allergy to dogs or other allergens. However, the chances of this happening are slim to none and most likely will not last more than a few days.
Here are four things to keep in mind if your toddler experiences hives:
1) Check with your doctor to find out if something is causing the hives;
2) If the hives persist for more than a day or two, see a pediatrician for evaluation;
3) Give the toddler acetaminophen or ibuprofen as needed;
4) Make sure they stay hydrated.
The Dangers of Hives in Toddlers
As beekeepers know, hives are a common sight in fields and gardens. These small structures are made up of honeycomb cells, which house the bees and their offspring. Toddlers can also create hives by sucking on objects that have been treated with hive products (such as wood treated with varnish or paint). When these toddlers get ahold of a hive, they can spread the bees around and cause them to build nests in unusual places. This can be dangerous for both the toddler and the bees! Hives belong inside an adult’s body – not in a toddler’s mouth. If you see your toddler sucking on something that looks like it might contain a hive, remove it from their reach immediately.