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Baby Wellness: Watching a Bumped Head


Yesterday, my babe and I were walking up our stone steps when we lost our grasps of each other's hands.

I tried to grab hers, but she lost her balance and fell forward bumping her head on the stair. Wailing from the pain, I scooped her up and ran up the rest of the stairs scared she had injured herself.
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Luckily, she calmed down after I retrieved her crayons. Not terribly relieved, I stared her down for the rest of the afternoon for signs of head trauma.

If your child suffers a blow to the head, you should pay attention to these warning signs:

  • Loss of consciousness after any trauma to the head.
  • Confusion.
  • Headache.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Loss of short-term memory (you may not remember the actual injury and the events some time before or after the impact.)
  • Perseverating (repeating the same thing over and over, despite being told the answer each time, for example, "Was I in an accident?")

Obviously if you are concerned for your child's safety, you should check with your doctor immediately.

Luckily, my daughter was fine and the bump is barely noticeable.

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