A 35-year-old male asked:
8 month old baby fell from bed, no visible injuries, fed morning bottle... sleeping well. should i wake him to check up or let him rest?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Infants with any significant head injuries will begin to vomit repeatedly.If you check them while sleeping & note no such symptoms it is okay to let them rest.We wake adults after a head trauma because they can tel us if they are okay & their system can hide such changes.You must rely on different signals from an infant,including your assessment of the type of fall/distance/observed injury/etc.
Answered on Nov 16, 2018
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