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What do it mean when your baby's heart beats fast.?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

A babies heart beat is generally going to be faster than an older kid or adult.
Fetal heart rate commonly runs in the 130-160 range, a sleeping 1 month old @ 80-160 while active rate varies 85-205. Generally, a faster rate means baby is doing some extra metabolic work, brought on by growth, digestion, illness or many other triggers.

In brief: Depends on situation

A babies heart beat is generally going to be faster than an older kid or adult.
Fetal heart rate commonly runs in the 130-160 range, a sleeping 1 month old @ 80-160 while active rate varies 85-205. Generally, a faster rate means baby is doing some extra metabolic work, brought on by growth, digestion, illness or many other triggers.
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