How do I know if my baby is OK after a fall?
It is important to call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if the baby shows any of these signs after falling off a bed:
- loss of consciousness.
- abnormal or slow breathing.
- bleeding or leakage of clear fluid from the nose or ears.
- pupils of different sizes.
- bulging of the soft spot on the head.
- a serious wound.
How can you tell if a baby has a concussion?
Common indicators of a concussion in a child 2 years or older include:
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Complaining of dizziness or headache.
- Balance problems.
- Complaining of double or blurry vision.
- Increased sensitivity to light or noise.
- Difficulty concentrating.
- Difficulty remembering simple things.
How do I know if my baby has internal injuries?
Signs of internal abdominal injury
Tenderness over the injured area. Rigid abdomen. Left arm and shoulder pain (spleen) Right-sided abdominal pain and right shoulder pain (liver)
How do I know if my baby has brain damage after falling?
Physical symptoms can include a small head or skull, a large forehead, a malformed spine, stiffness in the neck, unusual or distorted facial features, and abnormal eye movement. Other early symptoms of brain damage can include seizures.
How hard does a baby have to fall to get a concussion?
“It’s rare for an infant to get a concussion unless they’ve been dropped, in a car accident or unless there is some form of non-accidental trauma going on,” Dr. Pickens says. “They don’t get concussions just by rolling over and banging their head against the wall or hitting their heads on the sides of their cribs.”
Is it okay for a baby to sleep after hitting their head?
After a knock to the head, young children are often sleepy, especially if they have cried a lot or it is getting near to a nap time. If the child seemed well after the bump to the head, it is OK to let them go to sleep.