After removing stinger, clean the skin with soap and water. An ice pack held on the area for about 15 minutes will ease the pain and minimize the swelling. Make sure that the ice pack is covered in a cloth so it does not burn your toddler’s skin.
You can also use a mixture of baking soda and water, stirred into a paste. Rub the paste onto the bite and let it dry. The baking soda will help draw out the venom and soothe the skin.
The pain from a bee sting will begin to subside quickly and will normally be gone in a couple of hours. If your toddler is in pain, you can give them paracetamol or ibuprofen and apply icepacks. If the swelling warrants it, use an over-the-counter children's antihistamine. This will also keep your child from scratching the area.