Overcoming The Head Of A 1 Year Old Child Hit Hard When Falling Out Of Bed?
Good evening I want to ask. My son is 13 months old, he has fallen from the bed 8x. I’m worried about his head being hit by a hard hit. What should I do at this time
Hello, good morning Mrs. Riscka
The fall of a child is something that often happens, especially when your little one starts to like exploring their environment. Not infrequently, children experience a blow to the head due to falling. Usually, a light impact will not have a serious impact and do not require special handling, for example falling from a place that is not high altitude (still a reasonable limit). A light blow to the head in children will usually only cause pain, bluish bruising, and lumps / swelling. In conditions like this, what you can do is calm your little one (because you will usually cry due to shock and pain), then you can also compress your little one's bruises or bumps with a cold compress (using ice cubes covered in a cloth or clean towel). . Generally, these bruises will fade and the bumps will shrink in a few days to weeks. If there is a small wound (for example due to abrasions / scratches by objects around the child) with inactive bleeding, you can clean it with clean water or an antiseptic solution using gauze.
If the impact is severe (for example, the distance from the bed to the floor is high), you need to observe the following signs of danger in the first 24 hours after the onset of the impact:
the child passed out
gushed violent vomit
the child does not respond as usual (looks weak)
there is blood coming out of the nose and or ears
continuous crying which signifies great pain
a very large lump, especially if accompanied by a "crack" sound when the lump is touched
there is a wound that continues to bleed
If there are one (or more) of the following signs within the first 24 hours of the occurrence of a head impact, then you need to immediately take your child to the pediatrician or Emergency Room for further tests. Apart from doing a physical examination, the doctor may also need additional examinations in the form of a head x-ray or CT-scan.
Here's a HealthReplies.com article that you can read: Help when a baby falls out of bed
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