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What Should I Do If My Baby Hits His Head
Don't panic: Statistics show that 75% of children will fall from a height of three feet or less in the first year of life. Loss of consciousness, change in behavior, protracted vomiting, and increasing lethargy are concerns and the child needs to be seen immediately. If the child cries and responds normally, serious injury is not likely. Call your physician for more information if worried. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many signs: Children are very resilient and will generally do well after minor traumas. You should look for neurologic symptoms, such as excessive crying or sleeping, intractable vomiting, or irregularity in the pupils or bulging of his soft spot. Any of those should prompt you to bring him to the er immediately. ...Read more
If the baby: Is injured please seek medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 baby girl 2 1/2 had a fall from bed last night ( i didn't see if she hit her head), she cried and she slept back, today was well, any advice?
Depends: A fall can produce variable problems.A fall to carpeted or cushioned floor with no loss of consciousness is unlikely to produce damage. If into a corner or edge with a visible defect, a period of loss of consciousness, dizziness or disorientation or recurrent vomiting, i'd go see the dr. If the kid cried immediately, rubbed head & resumed play at similar intensity, i'd monitor at home. ...Read more
Head banging: Is a bad sign. Get the baby checked. ...Read more
Help! i'm extremely worried about my 6 mth baby who hit the back of her head on my wooden dresser! she fell off my bed which is about 2or 3 ft high?
Talk with doctor: Head injury in an infant can be serious, and you should discuss what happened with your doctor. The doctor can help you determine the best course of action for your baby. If injury occurred while you were babysitting, call the local dr as well as parents asap. Dont delay. ...Read more
My baby throws her head around a lot and sometimes hits it on things. I'm afraid she will really harm herself. How do I know when to be concerned?
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