When to Call the Doctor after your Child Hits His Head

It can be tough to know if a doctor visit is necessary after your child hits his head. Here are common concerns & how to determine if a visit is best.

When we hear the awful thud of a child’s head, our breath catches. A prompt cry after the injury is reassuring. It is normal to feel sleepy after a child hits his head, and is even okay for him to vomit once.

The following is a list of signals that tell you that you need to talk with your pediatrician after your child hits his head.

If your child hits his head and is (or has):

  • Under six months of age
  • Unconscious, even briefly
  • Crying for longer than 10 minutes or prolonged irritability
  • Vomiting repeatedly
  • Bleeding or other liquid draining from the ears, mouth, or nose
  • Rapid swelling just above the ear
  • Bruising around the ear or eye
  • Unable to walk or talk normally
  • Acting strangely or drowsy
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Severe, worsening headache
  • Neck pain or stiffness
  • Seizures
  • Skull indentation or large bump
  • Great force of injury (car accident, long fall, baseball bat, etc.)
  • Worsening symptoms or symptoms improve then worsen

An illustration of a concussion, a violent jarring or shaking that results in a disturbance in brain function

What next?

If any of these symptoms or situations are present or if you have any concerns, call your physician right away. Your child may be fine, but you should be in touch with an expert. If your child is unable to get up by herself immediately after the head injury, don’t move her. Call 911 and wait for emergency help to arrive.

What else?

If none of these symptoms are present, it is fine to let your child sleep, as long as you wake her every half hour for the first six hours after the fall. After this, awaken her at your bedtime and again four hours later to check on her status. If at any time your child seems to develop a suspicious symptom, call your doctor immediately.

Did the information in this article help to answer your questions? What else could we include here to help other parents who are wondering if they should call a doctor after their child has hit their head?

Note: Dr. Greene has provided the above information for parents and caregivers after a child has hit their head. Doctors use these guidelines as the basis for determining if a child needs to be further evaluated. Because they are general in nature, readers often have specific follow-up questions. Unfortunately, Dr. Greene can not provide individualized diagnosis or treatment suggestions. If you still have questions after reading this, contact your child’s pediatrician.

Medical Review on: July 31, 2014
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Hie Dr Greene,my 2 yr old daughter fell from the bed and hurt her forehead above the Right eye and got a huge bump.l took to neurosurgeon and he said it’s a pingpong fracture it will heal .The bump subsided the next day but now if you palpate you can still feel a hard thing don’t know if it will ever be smooth again.He refused for a skull xray to be done and said its not necessary . Please advice me on what to do.

Dear Nonhlanhla,

Unfortunately, Dr. Greene can’t provide specific recommendations for individuals who are not his patients.

We have provided the above information for parents and caregivers after a child has hit their head. Doctors use these guidelines as the basis for determining if a child needs to be further evaluated. Because they are general in nature, you may have specific follow-up questions. For those questions, it is best to contact your child’s pediatrician. If you are not satisfied with the answer you receive, it is appropriate to see another doctor for a second opinion.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

My child just slipped and hit her jaw first on the floor and suddenly started shaking and eventually stopped shortly after a few minutes.

I’m worried at the moment as there might be a serious injury that caused the seizure.

She only suffered a broken lower lip.

Should I be worried too much after this accident?

I feel like since the jaw is a pretty painful spot, she might have just been shaking from pain, I remember shaking and throwing up from hitting my knee really hard as a kid. Even still get her checked out for your peace of mind ❤

Hi Jerome,

That sounds terrifying. Unfortunately, Dr. Greene can’t provide specific recommendations for individuals who are not his patients.

We have provided the above information for parents and caregivers after a child has hit their head. Doctors use these guidelines as the basis for determining if a child needs to be further evaluated. Because they are general in nature, you may have specific follow-up questions. For those questions, it is best to contact your child’s pediatrician.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I was 14 years old when i was on the bed and my playful cousin lifted the bed up,allowing me to hit my head on the hard ground.. he help me in getting up and when he saw the bump ,he ran out to call Granny the bump was so big that it got everyone really scared
.Granny massaged it hard with an ointment and also applied ice pack on it..and then I slept .by the time i woke up the fluid was all over my nose ..to cut the story short all I used was ointment ,ice pack,and warm water after few weeks the lump went down leaving a little bump.
and it happen again last year at 18 year old I hitted the same head on the door,and it got swollen,I did use ornament about three days and I let it be.

Now that I am 19,close friends started asking me wat happen to my head and that motivate me into wanting to treat it again..I started massaging it two days ago and the bump got a little bigger,am thinking of using ice block also but am confuse
I want a complete treatment for this and I hope it isn’t too late after over 6 years of the bump in my head
pls advice me!

I have that. Doc said it’s a calcium deposit or some such. It’s gotten better of time but hasn’t gone completely away. I asked if there was something easy to do about it like ice packs or hot packs and he said no. Mine is pretty small so I didn’t ask about surgery.

My elder son was playing with younger one 1.5 years of age. He hit the laptop bettry on younger head.
Younger one has a 5 drop of blood from the ear…..
I go to the doctor for the primary treatment…. Kid s fine giving him pain killer..taking food properly. No nousia… Behaving fully normal now. No more bleeding….
Laughing. Playing. All s feeling better as observing.
I request you to please suggest me should I go for CT scan.

Hi Hammad,

Dr. Greene just released an article on when to and when not to get a CT Scan, plus risks for kids. You can find it here –> CTs, MRIs, Ultrasounds: Differences, Risk & Benefits.

I hope this answers your questions.

Best,
I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

No. If they have checked her and you are monitoring her, do not ask for a scan. CT Scans are necessary for some life-threatening conditions, but they are very bad for you -especially children. It is the equivalent of hundreds of x-rays (to the brain! in this case. This is ionizing radiation – is known to break the bonds of DNA.) I am a bit foggy on my research stat numbers, but CT scans of children ARE linked to brain tumors later in life. Do NOT ask for it or let them talk you into it unless there is truly a life- threatening emergency that is dependent on the results of the CT scan!

hi there my daughter fell or she say she was pussed by neighbours older daughter .my daughter is 4 knock on her forehead fells like bloodclunt infront must i be worried she said i don’t pain but she complain this morning about eye is soar and seems like she got a fever and she feels hot ..neighbours daughter 14years old what can i do

Just a mom here, but I’d take her to see a doc.

My granddaughter has had a knot on her head for at least ten days should I take her to the hospital

Good evening.i ve 2.8 year old baby boy.he has fallen from cot several times.even this morning he has fallen from cot.he vomitted once and fever of 102 c.i m concerned about him .is the fever due to fallen from cot?
Waiting for reply…….

Yes take her right away

Hi Dr. Greene,
Earlier today my 3 year old son was playing with his father and had tripped, fell, and hit his head on the corner edge of a wooden barstool. He cried a lot right away. I picked him up and felt a dent where the impact was: left side of the top of his head. I took him to urgent care and he was acting completely normal but the doctor was concerned about the small dent and ordered a CT scan. I decided to wait a few hours and watch my son there and he was okay. I got a second opinion because I was worried about the radiation from the CT and the second Dr said a couple x-rays should show a possible fracture. She didn’t see one but recommended rest. It’s been about 12 hours since the incident and he seems okay. Did I make a bad choice? Should I have got him the CT scan? You think he will be okay?

Yes you should’ve gotten the CT! An x-ray will only show bone fracture but the CT could’ve found internal bleeding or brain swelling. Doctors take into consideration radiation exposure when weighing the risks and benefits. Your x-ray probably didn’t give him much less radiation than the CT would’ve. Listen to your doctors, they went to many years of school for this specific purpose!

Just a mom here, but I am so glad you used your intuition and got a second opinion. CT scans are used far more often than necessary and there is great risk from a CT scan itself to a child’s brain and cancer in the future.

Same as my daughter, I think it’s ok no need to worry

My son hit his head due to my daughter trying to play with him and dropped him, he is 18 months. This was 3 months ago and he still seems to have the bump on his head and also it’s now become a bald spot where the bump is…. I don’t know what it is or what to do

One week with a bump you should’ve taken your son to the ER already and not even wait 1 month

My one year baby fell down from bed on cement floor. She screamed and vomit the milk just after I hold her in my arms. After 5 minutes she fall asleep. Vomiting included only milk nothing else. Do i need to worry?

You must feel horrible. That happens to a lot of parents, especially when babies first start walking. So don’t be too hard on yourself.

Because it was cement, I’d call my child’s doctor to see if she should be checked.

My 11 month daughter fell backwards on cement and was crying while I was rubbing her head for 10 minutes next thing you know she was walking again and acting normal like usual with no vomiting and no bumps .. should I still be worried

No

My son has fallen twice now and hit his head and seemed like he had a seizure of some type, maybe. Once he was running on the couch even though we tell him not to. My husband ran to stop him, but before he could, our son fell off and hit his head on the carpeted floor. He was about 1 year old during both times. Another time he fell back from a sitting position and hit his head on the carpeted floor, but it was a hard hit. He was playing around and it happened very quickly. I was there that time. He cried a lot so I immediately picked him up to console him and then his body got rigid in my arms and then limp and he stopped crying. His eyes seemed to stay open when I tried to examine his face, but he may have still went unconscious, I don’t know. His body and face recovered within less than 20 seconds. His crying stopped when he went rigid and then limp in my arms. He seemed normal again and there were no other symptoms after that. Was that a seizure? His body did not shake. My husband said our son exhibited the same symptoms after falling off the couch and hitting his head, when I was not there to witness it. What would this be called, a seizure or what? I did not notice that he stopped breathing because it all happened so fast and he was only rigid and then limp for a few seconds in my arms and then he went back to acting normal and continued to be happy and play like nothing happened. It was very scary to witness though.

take him to the pediaright away :( from your description, it looks like he might have myoclonic jerks or atonic seizures. just to make sure.

Beth, the same thing happened with my three year daughter twice now and exactly as you described. She fell while playing on the couch. She cried for a second then went limp and her eyes rolled to the back of her head and she was drooling. I’ve made an appointment with her doctor but in the meantime want to know what this might be. Did you ever figure it out?

My son has fallen twice now and hit his head and seemed like he had a seizure of some type, maybe. Once he was running on the couch even though we tell him not to. My husband ran to stop him, but before he could, our son fell off and hit his head on the carpeted floor. He was about 1 year old during both times. Another time he fell back from a sitting position and hit his head on the carpeted floor, but it was a hard hit. He was playing around and it happened very quickly. I was there that time. He cried a lot so I immediately picked him up to console him and then his body got rigid in my arms and then limp and he stopped crying. His eyes seemed to stay open when I tried to examine his face, but he may have still went unconscious, I don’t know. His body and face recovered within less than 20 seconds. He crying stopped when he went rigid and then limp in my arms. He seemed normal again and there were no other symptoms after that. Was that a seizure? His body did not shake. My husband said our son exhibited the same symptoms after falling off the couch and hitting his head, when I was not there to witness it. What would this be called, a seizure or what? I did not notice that he stopped breathing because it all happened so fast and he was only rigid and then limp for a few seconds in my arms and then he went back to acting normal and continued to be happy and play like nothing happened. It was very scary to witness though.

Beth did you ever get your child checked out ?? The same thing happened to my 1.5 yr old last night his eyes rolled in back of his head and I was yelling at him for about 15-20 secs to wake up and he did and seemed to be just zoned out once he finally stopped crying after about 10 mins. But I do not want to expose him to radiation if it’s not necessary at the same time I don’t want to not do something to find out later on I should have

You should definitely get him checked out.

My little one year old brother just hit his head on the shower tile and there is a huge bump on his head is he going to be ok? Do we need to take him to the doctors? There is not any simtoms but his head looks pretty bad and he wont let us put ice or any pressure on it! He keeps pointing and saying “Head”

My daughter, who is two and a half, fell and bumped her head on the bedroom door frame. She has a big lump on her head and bruises on the side of her nose. Didn’t tame her to and e but she is totally ok. What should I have done?

I am a new mom my baby girl is 2 weeks and my baby boy is 2 weeks they are twins my sweet baby a was in her carrier and my husband was suposed to buckle her in but he forgot we are tired and are new parents to twins so plz don’t juge she was on the couch in her carrier when our dog got on the couch to check her out and she fell out of her seer she is ok. But she dose have a little bump once she fell i stoped every thing I was doing to rescue her she is so little I am realy worried about her.

Babies under age of 6 months should be checked by a physician, if hit on head

Remi,

No judgment here. As hard as we try, I think most parents can relate to your situation — and that’s without twins. How is she doing now?

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

I brought home my baby about too weeks ago this is my first me and my husband keep her in the bed at night with us well on monday we where getting ready to go to my moms house I had put her into her car seer and told my husband to strap her in he forgot she was in her car seer unstraped on the couch when my dog got onto the couch and her car seet fell she fell out of her car seet the moment i herd her cry I got out there she cryed for a long time and has a realy big bump its going down now but I am a first time mom and she is only too weeks

We took her to the doctors today becuse she was crying and would not eat the doctor said she would be find but there’s some bruising and next time I need to strap her in and keso her on the floor I am still worieed about her shes very fragile

My 6 year old sister has fallen of a trampoline and fallen on the back of her head onto concrete. For the last couple of hours she has been very drowsy but am not sure if it’s to do with the heat and the fact she’s had a busy day. She is acting how she usually does (happy and playful) however she has been sick. We can’t give her calpol as every time she has it she is sick anyway. She’s drinking lots of water too which she normally doesn’t do. Has anyone got any advice?

Trampoline injuries should be check by a doctor in the ER — especially if the resulting fall is on to concrete. If this were my child (or my sister) I’d go to the ER now. Sorry to bring bad news.

My 11 month fell down 2 stairs hit her head off cement. Screamed 15 min pupils still reacting to light. Didn’t vomit should I still take her to be checked out

Yes take her just in case

Hi my 17 month old baby slipped and hit her head on concrete last week and I took her to urgent care right away they told me she was okay but ever since she’s been scratching her head quite a bit should I be worried

No need to worry. She should be fine. Unless she keeps crying she should be fine. Give her some Motrin.

My baby age 2.6years and fall down from bed hit head no bleeding no injury,but he is vomiting….what to do

For future readers… Vomiting (especially more than once) is a sign of a concussion. I would bring my child to the doctor to confirm.

Idk

my 4 yeat old fell 3 days ago at school in the hallway, hes got a bump on his forhead which has since gone down quite a bit, acting normal no changes whatsoever. But today he has vomited once. should i worry?

Probably unrelated this far after the fact.

my son is 3 and half year old. He falled down on his back from 12 feet high pillar to sand. He has started crying and had a reddish bump on backside of his head. I put ice over there, he calmed out after 20 min and started doing normal activities. He did not vomit. Do I need to go for city scan ? Is there any serios problem?

Our 16 month old fell and hit the back of his head on cement today at the pool. When I got home I realized his left side (arm and leg) were limp and not working. He couldn’t sit without falling over, couldn’t stand, or crawl. I freaked out and took him to the ER. Once we got there, while waiting, he started getting better noticeably. However, there was still some struggling. Doc came in and asked a bunch of questions but all was well aside from the CT scan. He basically said baby looked okay but let’s do one just in case. We thought about it but then decided against it because he was getting better and better while we were still there at the ER. Has anyone else heard of a whole side going numb/limp?!

With a closed head injury , in a child or with anyone , it’s smart to get checked- you don’t have to vomit ; use common sense – 12 feet is a long way to fall… the brain has many sections and is cushioned by fluid. When a child falls , their Brain can get bruised, though this can’t be seen from the outside of the head. A concussion needs to be taken seriously at any age. It’s better to get the child checked than to wait… always take any head injury seriously.

Hi, there’s a 12-year-old child that got head-butted in the temple, and he said it felt like a ram went through the skull. I realized that 1 or more of the symptoms may have been there. Before I forget, I am the child, and I have a painful headache, dizziness, and I feel sick. My leg forces me to use so much energy, that no matter what, I can’t walk correctly, and I feel like I’m about to pass out. Do I dial 9-1-1 or call a hospital?

Call 911! Tell any adult or your parent what’s going on.

Hi. I’m not a doctor, so I am not trying to give advise or anything like that. I read your concerns and wondered what advise you were given. I am a mom of two, and my first born is now ten and the other just turned one and is more of a dare devil than the first. He just fell off the bed and I am freaking out!

My 30 month granddaughter fell and banged her head on side of really hard edge of coffee table. She cried, really screaming, for a few minutes. I put cold water on ear. She was screaming with pain and rarely cries even when falls. She went to sleep shortly after, but it was her usual bedtime. Should she have her ear checked out? Please reply thank you.

My grandson while sitting on a high chair hit his head on the table The centre portion of the forehead just above the nose got lacerated and a swelling He cried for five mins but after that became normal No bleeding no vomiting Please advise

My daughter had a fall down carpet padded stairs 2 days ago. She was fine for the rest of the day and even yesterday. Today however she has vomited twice. Should I be concerned about a head injury, she is showing no other signs or symptoms other than not wanting to eat much but that could be attributed to her having an upset stomach. Any information would help thanks

Did you end up getting your child checked out in this situation? My son had a similar incident and 2-3 days later became tired and threw up once. We took him to the ER and they said it was a stomach bug. I stayed home with him today and he seems better but still very tired and no fever. Any word on your child would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Yes vomiting is a sign of concussion. You should have her checked out.

My already sick 11mos old fell backwards of a bench onto concrete floors . No signs of injury but the following morning he developed a fever . I figured it’s his cold and DR put him on antibiotics since cold has been ongoing for a month. But after 3 days of antibiotics still has a fever of 102 . Could this be a sight of greater head trauma?

I would take your kid in right away this is realy concerning

My three year old just tipped himself backwards on a high stool at the breakfast bar. He had an immediate knot on the back of his head. He stopped crying almost as soon as I picked him up. He seems ok otherwise. Should I take him to the doctor?

Yes you should go the doctor aleast because you never know what would happen to the brain

If the next day it starts hurting him very bad, like if he starts crying for over 15 minutes, it may be fine. Feel the knot, gently dont push, and if its bigger than yesterday, you should probably contact a doctor, expert, etc.

My 14 month old son fell while he was in his stroller (the stroller accidentally tipped over) onto our pavement. He was strapped in and didnt fall out but he hit the right side of his forehead. A little “goose egg” appeared but i applied ice and cold cloth over it and the swelling went down pretty quick. He cried for maybe a few minutes after the fall and was okay after that. This was anout 8 hours ago now. He wasnt sleepy or tired after and just fell asleep 6 hours after the fall. Im just concerned about the bump he had. The swelling has really gown down now but there is a bruise. Should i take him to the hospital or call my doctor? He doesnt have much of the symptoms mentioned above and im the type of person to over react to situations and i get paranoid alot. I will continue to check on him every 4 hours tonight but I just want to make sure hes okay. Im a first time parent and hes my miracle baby. I hope someone can help with a reply!!!

Just continue what you doing and keep i on him

This message was extremely helpful!!!
Thank you

Thank you for the information it was very helpful….

We were at the park I had to use the restroom and my 10yr old wanted to push the stroller and somehow it tipped over on the concrete walkway… my 6mo old rolled out once it was already to the ground she rolled out. So she didn’t technically fall but 2-3inches. Cried for maybe 1min (I think it just scared her)… she is eating a bottle now and is acting just fine. What would you think just watch for any changes?

She doesn’t have any bumps,scratches,bruises, or swelling. Slept great last night and is up and playful this morning.

My son fell 8 feet at church Sunday and hit his back then his head. He is almost three and is fine no concussion or anything. He only has a small bump and about a 2cm gash but not deep enough for stitches. But he fell lightly on his butt on the sidewalk earlier and he is now complaining about his lower back could this be from his fall Sunday? I brushed my hand all down his back and told him to tell me when it hurts and he only said it hurts in his lower back. Whenever his fell he fell he hit his back by his shoulderblade.

8 feet is a big deal. It’s farther than most adult heights. I would go get him checked asap.

Hi. While watching iPad, my daughter fell out of the bed and bumped right side of her head to the stone floor. She immediately sat and started crying. She is 3 years old. I hugged her and she seemed normal to me. She cried a lot, could not talk for a few minutes – maybe because of crying loud -. Anyway, she is acting normal now but it is her bed time. She wants to sleep. Should I wake her up every half hours? Is it okay to let her have her usual sleep with no disturb?

if your child hits their head it’s good to bring them to the hospital and see what the hospital says, yes i know i’m a kid but im and advanced cambridge student so it may seem silly giving advice to a mother though putting the child asleep could be dangerous.

Hii, my 9 months baby fell off from bed. He cried for 2 mins. And after that behaving normal. But he did vomitting after 22 hours just now.is there need to worry? Or call to paediatrician. Or its ok?

Hey is ur baby fine now…

Hi my 8 month old rolled off his changing unit while I was bent down getting his pj’s. He fell onto me then onto a stool and then the floor but I think I caught him in time so it wasn’t a hard hit on floor he cried for lituarlly a few seconds then fine he had a lumpn at side of head but sent down within few hours only left bruise hardly seen. He slept fine that night and was normal but the past two nights hes been so restless waking up crying which is unusual for him. I am so scared something’s wrong and I don’t want to leave it in case it is serious. Could this be connected.

Hi Naomi, thanks for writing in!

I’m sorry to hear about the fall, that must have been scary for both of you.

As Dr. Greene writes, “Signals that tell you that you need to talk with your pediatrician after your child hits his head… Crying for longer than 10 minutes or prolonged irritability.”

Hope that helps,
Alexandra (caring helper at DrGreene.com, not a doctor)

Hello my 1 years old toddler fell backwards and hit his head on a frying pan and iam bit scared that he might have head problems iam bit worried about my little man

Hi my daughter is 1 years old and fell backward and hit her head on my bed rest immediately she cry for about 5 min,she stop crying she wanted to sleep. Should I be worry.

My son fall when he was sitting down .He fall back …He was cry for a little bit…Them I pick him and he stop crying what should I do next ??!

My daughter fell at school and bumped her head. It has a huge bump

Hi
My sister son often hits the wall when he becomes angry. Is it needed to consult psychiatrist?

If a child is doing anything that causes them any type of physical pain and /or injury i would definetly think there could be a situation that needs to be addressed immediately. At the very least she should ask their pediatrician for his/her’s advice and their recommendation. I Hope all is well & that it’s only a temporary phase tho. God bless you & yours always!!!

Dear Meezan,

I think it would be wise to talk first with your nephew’s pediatrician. He or she can point you in the best direction.

Also, Dr. Greene has written a fair amount on the subject of “head banging” on this site. You can run a search on that term to find more information.

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

My one year old fell in the bathtub and hit his head, it bled a little and then stopped now there is a bump on that spot. He is behaving normally does not seem to have discomfort. Should I take him to ER for evaluation?

My son hit his head on his crib and got a huge knot within seconds. The knot was out.vI took him to the er to make sure he was ok (he’s 21 months and first time parent here). They said to watch him but he was fine. He was act normal. They said they’d be worried if didn’t act normal. Hope this helps.

Good evening,
My son was playing football the other day when he dived into the goal post (like you do) and has a slight bump and bruise on his temple. He’s been complaining of a headache this evening, could this be related?

Yes seek medical care immediately. So brain injury can be prevented and minnimized. Most injuries are not fatal and only are fatal when caught way to late
So nothing much to worry if u seek care now.

Hi Lisa,

Thanks for writing in.

Yes, the headaches could be related. It’s probably worth talking with his doctor to find out if tests are advisable.

Best, @MsGreene
Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

My baby fell to our tiled floor. She’s 2 months old. Should i go to our pedia?

Bea,

Thanks for writing in.

How is your baby doing? Have you talked to her doctor? Are there any changes in her behavior?

Note: I am the co-founder of DrGreene.com, but I am not Dr. Greene and I am not a doctor. Please keep that in mind when reading my comments and replies.

Hi Friends I m mom of a 2 yrs baby girl
Today after the lunch done meand my daughter were playing by mistakenly she slips fall down & gets a hit on her back head immediately i picked her up while picking her up she is crying slowl her voice is going down slowly she bending her body inside and fainting when i rub her back for few seconds she starts crying after some hours becoming normal coming to her originality. My q is y for the few seconds she is fainting will there be a serious injury is there anything to treat since this is the second time will this need any precautions plz suggest plz

Dear Emelda,

Thanks for writing in.

Yow is your baby girl? Has she had any changes from her normal behavior? Have you talked to here doctor?

Concerned, @MsGreene
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Am I a bad mum?
So I’m a first time mum and my 6 week old son was asleep on the couch and he rolled off the couch a few hours ago.
I heard the thud then immediately ran and scooped him up, he had landed on his poor little face, he cried for about 3 minutes then seemed okay he doesn’t have any bumps,bruise etc etc but he kept nodding off I’m not sure if its because he bumped his head or because he was still tired.?

Has recently been feed,bruped,changed and put to sleep but I’m scared to go to sleep just in case something changes during the night. What should I do please someone?

Katisha,

No, you’re not a bad mum. But at 6 weeks old, babies start to roll and if they are laid on any surface that doesn’t have sides (such as a crib), they can accidentally roll off. This is especially important when changing diapers (changing tables tend to be very high), but it’s an issue from beds and couches as well. I’m sure from now on you’ll know.

Dr. Greene says, “If none of these symptoms are present, it is fine to let your child sleep, as long as you wake her every half hour for the first six hours after the fall. After this, awaken her at your bedtime and again four hours later to check on her status. If at any time your child seems to develop a suspicious symptom, call your doctor immediately.”

I hope that helps.
Best, @MsGreene
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My son was 11months old back then. It happened last Oct. 2016 and I’m still worried right now. He fell on a one step stair in our front door. His forehead bump on the floor first and then lay down on his back head, (it looks like he tumbling on the floor) . His forehead has a green mark. I did not let him sleep for about 30 minutes. It happened in the evening. And he seems okay after he fell but the next morning , around 4am . He cried a lot and he is very hot. He has a fever. I am not aware of the symptoms that very moment because the day before he fell he already has a fever on the morning and it was gone in the evening already before he bump his head. It continued for about 3days. He always has a fever on the morning but gone every afternoon. I always remembered that incident until now that I was already aware of the symptoms. I am really scared that it will has an effect on his brain when he grow up.

Addition to that. He is a child that always vomit. That’s why I thought that it was just normal. He doesn’t feel uneasy or tired but he is more irritable than usual. He always cried(shouting) seems like he has a bad feeling on his body. Maybe his head is aching….
Right now he is normal, and very active child. But his head always bump on the tile because od too much playing that you cannot stop him. But he didn’t have any bruises and feel dizzy, no fever, and not vomitting. But I was afraid that in the future he might have problem because of that (like having speech or language problem , or hearing problem)

My 26 months old son hit his forehead on the 8th January 2017. He cried for about 30 minutes and complained he was in pain. I calmed him down and he slept.

Since then whenever he cries he complains that his eyes are painfull and he rubs them and sometimes asks me to do it for him.

Should I call a doctor. ?

Hi, I my point of view, I think you should see a doctor of this symptoms continues.

18 month old fell hit back of head, started like seizing and kind of like dozed off, and threw up right away, i called the ambulance and took him to the ER, i am so scared and nervous :'(

Is your sweet baby ok?

This article helped me a lot. My daughter ran into the wall and got a nasty little bump right above her Temple she seems fine so I just wanted to do some research and this article helped me out a lot thank you