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Old 04-13-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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I was sitting on the couch with her and got up to get the laundry basket. Next thing I hear is a loud thud and crying. She fell forward and hit her head on the coffee table then fell on the ground. I feel so terrible

But do I need to be worried or take her in? She's 11.5 months old. Could she have a concussion from this? I nursed her after she calmed down a bit and see acting ok now. Here's a picture of the bruise/welt.



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Old 04-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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As long as she's alert, keeping food down, not freaking out like she's in major pain, and its swelling out (denting in & staying in is BAD, at least that's what we were told), I wouldn't take her in. Just keep an eye on the swelling and try to keep her awake or at least wake her every 30-45 minutes.
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Thanks for fixing it. I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't show up.

She seems ok now. And it's definitely swelling. It looks a bit bigger than it was in the picture. I'm trying to ice it but she wont let me. She keeps crawling away or grabbing the ice pack.
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Re: DD hit her head

yep only head bump Ive taken Liam in for was when it was not swelling out and he was throwing up...

as long as shes her normal self, not sick, and it goes out... itll be okay

give her some extra booby and keep a watch on her..
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:02 PM   #6
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Re: DD hit her head

I wouldnt take her in either. If she starts getting strangely lethargic or inconsolable then yes. Babies heads are made to withstand this stuff. Lord knows my 2 crash tested their heads often
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I agree with everyone else. My kids always seem to fall on their heads right before nap or bed time. I hope she's feeling better.
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As long as she's alert, keeping food down, not freaking out like she's in major pain, and its swelling out (denting in & staying in is BAD, at least that's what we were told), I wouldn't take her in. Just keep an eye on the swelling and try to keep her awake or at least wake her every 30-45 minutes.
New recommendations are to let the injured person sleep and not wake them. The reasoning is that the brain needs rest to heal.
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The only time I have taken one of mine in for a bump on the head was when DD was drowsey and vomited after.
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Old 04-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
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My 3 kids have all smacked their heads worse than this and I haven't taken them in, my guess is she's fine. Kids just get hurt sometimes...don't beat yourself up about it!
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