hugz~ to Issac...
is he feeling better?
This is a discussion on Bump on head within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; 2 days ago, my dear son fell frm his bouncer n landed on his head. There's a small bump on his ...
2 days ago, my dear son fell frm his bouncer n landed on his head. There's a small bump on his right forehead. Last nite at 2am, he fell frm his sarong n landed hard on the floor head 1st again on his rite forehead. He kept crying n the bump on his forehead got bigger. I'm at a loss whether to rub on the bump (coz 2mths ago, dear son fell from the bed n we took him to Kandang Kerbau Hospital, the doc say dont rub on the bump) In the end, i use hard boiled egg to rub on the bump. The bump still quite big n blue-black. Is it advisable to massage the bump coz i afraid will get bigger?
hugz~ to Issac...
is he feeling better?
that time my dear son aso kena a bump coz he kena frm lift door when the lift door close hit his head during last month when he is 3mth++. A red bump on his head n when he drink milk he will use his own hand to sayang his bump
better monitor closely...anything unusual, go seek advice from doctor.
you dont have a baby cot where you can put your dear son to sleep in it?
for mi.. i would rub some zam bak to it then if got vomiting then bring him to e doctor..
how old is your baby? my boi has been sleeping on his own since birth, he can push himself away instead of face front since he knew how to flip...
my ger also very active once i placed her on the mattress on th floor
she will starts to crawl here & there, pull thing here & there
till she lost her balance she slip off & hit her chin & forehead...
cried like no body biz
When knocked or have bump, without cut, pls do cold compress immediately: wrap an ice cube with a small hanky then wet it.. Apply to the region.. Then apply zam-bak..
Pls watch baby closely for vomiting or sleepiness etc.. My friend's son had head concussion before.. I used to fall often even as teenager.. My granny will forbid me from sleeping for 2 hours plus after the fall.. In case i fainted in the sleep, she said..
Any worries, sent your baby to NUH or even Mt A A&E and request for tests etc.. I personally dont't prefer KK as wating long and doc ususally MO, so unfriendly and unfeeling at times..
But your case one, quite long .. your baby should be ok.. Try cold compress then zam-bak.. Doc do prescribe anti biotic cream but my GP says keep them to the minimum..
Ya apply cold compress . Never ever rub vigorously on the bump ! I know old people do say the clot blood will then dissolve or something . But it actually worsens the condition .
Still have to observe for 2days. dear son looks normal n the bump got swell abit but now blueblack. I can't rub zam bak on his forehead coz he got habit of rubbing his face w his hands n sucking his hands.
Last edited by maine78; 24-09-2007 at 01:41 PM.
he usalli dont cry after he knock his head...onli when really hit very hard then he will cry....but his head like made of metal ....always bump here n there but no bruise or anything...sometimes he hit my head, i am in more pain than him!
saw this on a US website.
Falls from birth to 12mos.
My baby fell off the couch. What should I do?
Whenever your baby takes a serious tumble — from a couch, bed, highchair, crib, or countertop, for example — you'll need to do a thorough check for injuries, especially if he falls on his head or back.
You'll want to make sure that your baby doesn't have any serious wounds, that he hasn't broken any bones, and that he hasn't suffered a concussion or other internal damage. Falls can be serious, but because your baby's bones are soft, they dont't fracture as easily as those of an older child.
If your baby looks okay to you and seems to be acting normally, chances are the fall didn't cause serious injury. Be thankful, but keep an eye on him. Continue to carefully observe your baby for the next 24 hours, especially if he bumped or fell on his head.
And err on the side of caution: If you're uncomfortable with the severity of your baby's fall — you think he had to have gotten hurt — or if your baby is acting irritable or confused, take him to the doctor to get checked out.
Call 911 if your baby experiences any of the following after a fall:
• A loss of consciousness. If your baby isn't breathing, have someone call 911 while you administer infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until help arrives. If you're alone, give your baby CPR for two minutes, then call 911 yourself.
• Bleeding that you're unable to stop with pressure.
• If your baby is breathing but not responsive — he's unconscious after the fall or you're unable to wake him up after he goes to sleep, for example.
Take your baby to the emergency room or talk to his doctor immediately if you notice any of the following:
• Signs of a broken bone, including an obvious deformity, like a wrist that is bent awkwardly, or an arm or a leg that seems out of alignment.
• Signs of a possible skull fracture: A large, soft area on the scalp, especially on the side of the head (above or behind the ear); blood showing in the whites of his eyes; or pinkish fluid or blood draining from his nose or ears.
• Signs of a concussion, such as unusual eye movements or pupils that are unequal in size; persistent vomiting; or excessive sleepiness. Depending on your baby's age, look for a change in how he crawls or walks; weakness or confusion; or problems with speech, vision, or motor skills. • Prolonged crying or screaming, which could indicate a possible internal injury.
Last edited by lisa_ng; 30-09-2007 at 03:56 PM.
saw this on a US website
Head injury (concussion)
birth to 12mos
What's a concussion?
When a closed-head injury — meaning one in which no object penetrates the skull — causes a change in the normal functioning of the brain, it's called a concussion. The injury might be from a violent blow, a fall, or a severe shaking.
A child with a concussion may lose consciousness or have problems with his vision, memory, or balance. This sounds scary, but in most cases the effects are minor and temporary and the child recovers completely.
My baby fell and hit his head. How can I tell if he has a concussion?
Your baby may have one or more of these early symptoms:
• loss of consciousness
• irritability • drainage, clear or bloody, from his nose, mouth, or ears
Can a concussion cause permanent brain damage?
Only in rare cases. But a second concussion before symptoms from the first one have cleared can be dangerous, possibly causing brain damage and even death. So if your baby has suffered a concussion that caused him to lose consciousness, your doctor will probably advise you to keep an extra-watchful eye on him for the next few weeks.