A friend’s 2 year-old touched a hot stove burner. Our friend immediately started trying to put the hurt fingers under cold water, but the child wriggled and protested that the cold water didn’t feel good.
The child’s grandma quickly put some ice cubes and a little water in a bowl, and mother sat with the child on her lap. The child immediately wanted to play with the ice, and spent the next five or ten minutes handling the ice with her burned fingers, splashing in the water, comparing the size of ice pieces.
She’ll have a couple of blisters for a while, but this inspired solution ensured that she kept the cold on those fingers for a good bit of time when it mattered. Hooray for Grandmas!