Baby Bumps and Bruises

7 03 2007

As your baby gains mobility, accidents will happen and her head will get bumped at least a few times. Rest assured that your baby’s head is built to withstand the bumps and bruises of childhood and that most falls injure only the scalp, not the underlying brain. A scalp injury will normally bleed a lot and a bump will appear quickly.

Here are some helpful tips to treat a head wound:

 

  1. Apply ice to the bump for 20 minutes to reduce swelling. If your child won’t cooperate and you can’t keep the ice on that long, don’t worry; it won’t make the injury any worse.
  2. Stop any bleeding with a clean cloth.
  3. Watch carefully for signs of concussion or large hematoma. If she is alert, walking, talking and playing like she was before the injury, she’s probably okay. As a precaution, keep her awake for at least the first hour after the injury, and then let her nap in short, 20-minute intervals.

 

 

Trust your instincts; even if she is behaving normally, but you feel something isn’t right, call your pediatrician. Better safe than sorry.

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3 responses

15 03 2007
papajoneh

we usually manged to do the no.2 & no.3 only. He’s back jumping here and there again. Im happy he’s active but something this also makes always on alert. Oh kids.

15 03 2007
azrin

Kids…are always called kids causes the bump,bruise and hurt themselves in the course of knowledge. That show how clever they are and if we keep on getting the creative functionality to optimum level, we are sure to have a smart kid.

Best wishes

Azrin

22 04 2009
Ted Burrett

My friend on Facebook shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.

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