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Baby Fell Bed
I need help. My baby fell from bed w/ a pillow but I didn't see what happend I just woke to her cry and she was already under the bed when I saw her?
BABY FALL: How old is your baby? Approximately how far was the fall? How is baby acting now? If no visible signs of trauma to head, face, neck chest, belly, etc; AND baby is acting COMPLETELY NORMAL; there is likely no problem. If there is ANY trauma or you simply have uneasiness or need peace-of-mind; contact your baby's doctor or go to an emergency department. ...Read more
3.5mths baby fell from bed (18-24in). Checked baby for any swelling, didn't find any. Can such fall cause shaken baby syndrome or any other problems?
See Your Doctor Now: The potential for serious injury is significant following a fall for a baby this young. Bone fractures do occur at this age. Be aware that symptoms of head trauma may be subtle to absent in this age group. Injuries can include: skull fractures, bleeding within skull or brain, and more. An examination is needed before any reassurances or further instructions can be given. See your doctot NOW. ...Read more
Baby fell off bed and hit back of head. About 28inch high He screamed and cried and then seemed better... He is walking and smiling Will he be ok?
My 6 month old baby fell off bed (3ft) head first and bumped her head on the metal frame and has a bump on the topfront part of her head. Take her in?
Not necessarily: You need to observe the baby. If she cried initially but could be consoled and is now active and interested in her surroundings, as well as able to tolerate formula, you can watch her for worrisome signs, such as the soft spot bulging, frequent episodes of vomiting, unequal size of her pupils as well as protracted crying or difficulty arousing her. Such behaviors require emergent evaluation. ...Read more
16 mo Baby fell off bed backwards onto back and back of head about 30 inch fall. All seems well but should I be concerned about retinal detachments?
Baby fell off bed 3ft no side effects perfectly mobile no swelling of the head no dilated pupils, but I feel horrible what else should I do/ check?
Impact surface??: A fall into a thick padded carpet is less worrisome than a wooden floor or hard object. An infant that was not knocked out, but cried quickly & then settled may be ok. If soft spot is still open, a soft one is a good sign but a hard or bulging one is cause for worry. Any sunken in place in the skull should be evaluated. At the very least call babied doc & discuss what happened. ...Read more
Head Injuries: If she is vomiting she needs to be seen urgently. If she is not vomiting she needs close attention for 24 hours. If she falls asleep this is fine, but is she easily aroused from sleep? I would have you check that every couple of hours during her sleep to make sure she can be aroused. After 24 hours the risks nearly all go away. ...Read more
My 7 month old baby fell off the bed, I'm really scared is there any way he could get a life threating illness from this?
Exam: The height of the bed and the surface he fell onto might help to determine a type of injury. Most babies with type of fall have no serious injuries, but an exam will help put your mind at ease. Definitely if you notice and pain, swelling or other abnormal response, he should be checked immediately. All the best. ...Read more
If my baby fell out of bed on the floor and is now acting just fine couls this have caused shaken baby syndrome?
Shaken Baby: A fall off of the dressing table to the floor is not type of mechanism that causes "shaken baby syndrome". This is a violet and repetitive shaking that triggers an injury of the brain that happens over a period of time. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby fell of my bed this morning around 9 should I let her sleep she's been awake for about 1 hour and half!?
Yes but observe: If she is acting normally, active and playful, let her sleep on her usual nap/ bed time but observe closely in the first 24-48 hours for increased sleepiness, irritability and/or any other symptoms like vomitting. If you any of these developed take her to the pediatrician to be checked. ...Read more
My baby fell of the bed but she doesn't seem to have any problem, only her write wrist its a red like a bit dot what do I do?
X/ray: Chid nee neuro evoluation and observatio for at least 24 hrs. Wrist x/raiy should be don asap. ...Read more
My seven month old baby fell off the bed onto tile. I'm thinkinh about taking her to the hospital but she looks fine and smileing like nothing?
Symptoms: There is no reason to go to the ER if there are no symptoms. Watch your changes in her including vomiting. ...Read more
Hi. My 6 month old baby fell from the bed and landed on his head. 2 days have passed and he seems normal but he has a soft squishy bump. What should I?
It is likely to happen a lot at that age! He will be learning to stand and to fall!
if cut, bleeding, unconscious or serious issue, seek help. ...Read more
Hi, baby fell off the bed and landed on her back. She hit her head and acted like she was having difficulties breathing and also developed a fever??
Take her to hospital: The symptoms you mentioned are serious. Do not delay. ...Read more
No: This is usually a child abuse problem that should be seem by a doctor and probably reported to the state. ...Read more
My 1 year baby fell from the bed while sleeping. He fell on a lower level bed and then on the floor. Didn't cry much n was too sleepy. Is he fine?
Fall: Falls are common. Talk to your pediatrician. What kind of floor was it? ...Read more
My baby fell down the bed on his head. And a small swallow appeared on his head. But he didn't sleep or vomit. Is it dangerous? What should I do plz help
Fall in child: The criteria to look for is what type of floor, tile/ marble-stone, or carpet, how far was the fall 6 inches or > 30 inches, how old is child. How is child behaving normal or sleepy. Was there loss of consciousness- even for a second? I am not sure what "swallow" is, if a depression in the skull definitely check it out. I recommend checking out the child in ER/urgent care to be sure ...Read more
•call the doctor if your child is an infant; has lost consciousness, even momentarily; or if a child of any age has any of these symptoms:
◦won't stop crying
◦complains of head and neck pain
◦difficult to awaken
◦becomes difficult to console
otherwise look for any external scalp boo-boos (lumps/abrasions) which may take days or weeks to heal. ...Read more
When I was a baby, I fell out of bed and hit my head onto the floor a couple of times. Now that im older, I feel like I can't use my common sense.
Not likely: Speak to a professional psychologist-??? exactly what common sense are you referring to? ...Read more
4weeks baby fell asleep in our bed, & he took a blanket in his mouth, I worry if there will be harm now, I mean germs and so on, it was clean butstill?
Do so if U must: Babies suck germs off their contaminated fingers constantly and most are destroyed by stomach acid. Those that are not, end up in out intestines & generally do no harm. ...Read more
How do I get my babies hair to stop thinning. And falling out?? Even though its normal what is a way I can make it not happen.!! Help
Hair loss in infant: It is normal for babies to lose some or all of their hair, and this is not safely preventable unless another underlying cause (such as severe seborrhea capitus or fungal infections) is present and not addressed. Hair growth returns in a few weeks to months, not to worry. ...Read more
Seek advice: How can anyone know here? Please have her checked out by her doctor. ...Read more
My two year old was running along the side of his brother when he fell off of his bike it somehow caught my babies leg and gave him a tire burn? Help
If the abrasion is superficial it should heal without any complication in one week. I would advise watching for any swelling, signs of infection, such as drainage and for any change in her activity/walking/running pattern.
In the meantime, please keep the area clean and dry, and a thin layer of antibiotic ointment can help the healing process, when applied three times daily. ...Read more
My babies umbilical cord fell off today (baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.
Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more
I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what I think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?
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Please read the: American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendations for safe sleep: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/sleep/Pages/A-Parents-Guide-to-Safe-Sleep. Aspx or HealthyChildren. Org. Please put your baby to sleep on his/her back in a crib with a firm mattress, no loose bedding or stuffed animals, not in your bed. It truly reduces the chance of SIDS, which can occur up to one year. ...Read more
My baby will be one on xmas today she got in to the infant ibprophen it was enough for six doses for her a lot of it was on the bed an clothes?
A 4-5 fold overdose: ...Of Ibuprofen will at worst cause her to throw up, but this is valid only if you are sure there wasn't more Ibuprofen than that in the bottle. Also this is a wake-up call - next time she might get into something more dangerous. Drain unclogger is one of the nastiest things commonly found in the home, but many others aren't much better. ...Read more