L.M. asks from North Blenheim, NY on May 01, 2011
My 8 mOnth bAby Fell from Bed, Having Huge Bumps and Bruise in Forehead!
Hi, I still can't get over of the 8 months old baby fell from bed, I just saw her crying with big bumps and bruised at the rigthforehead. I thought maybe her head hit the metal part of the bed because it's so big. I just put ice then she was continuing crying but when I stopped putting ice, she stop cry. And the bumps gone but there is bruise and redness. She looks fine, because she eats normally and drink milk normally. No vomiting. How serious this one? Please help me. Thanks
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Thanks for all the answers,it helps me a lot! My baby now is ok, she became more active & playful! She ares a lot like rice and drink milk as well. Her urine and stool are ok.. I have another question? How long I should wait to confirm that she is really ok and normal?
M.W. answers from New York on May 02, 2011
You should buy the homeopathic tube of Arnica for bumps and bruises. Apply it like ten times or more a day to the area. You can get at any healthfood store or Whole Foods. Use arnica for all types of bruises ...not so bad bruises and really bad ones. Always helps my son heal faster...etc.
M.T. answers from New York on May 02, 2011
If you're worried, call her doctor. I don't know how long ago this happened, but it's always a good idea to put a call in to the doc. This has happened to lots of us - when my youngest was a few months, he rolled off the bed while I was sitting right there. I did call the doctor right away. He was fine.
E.M. answers from Dallas on May 01, 2011
Ok, as a mother of 2 babies (one 7 months and the other 2 yrs) things are going to happen. The people on here being rude need to stop. My daughter, when she was just 6 months fell right off the bed and my mother in law was sitting right next to Her. I was in the bathroom for all you rude people wondering. Things happen. LAY OFF. Im sure she feels horrible this happened! Im sure your little one will be just fine. Im sorry for all these cold comments people are leaving on here. ;-)
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S.H. answers from Washington DC on May 01, 2011
I would call your doctor. Better to be safe than sorry.
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L.W. answers from Cincinnati on May 01, 2011
the bump is a good thing.. Just be on the look out for your child being lathargic or falling asleep ...that means she has a concusion and needs to see a doc ASAP...I am sure you are fine...my kid has had many goose eggs in her day..
the BIGGEST thing is looking for sleepy signs at an abnormal time....otherwise you are ok.
source...my BIL who is a doctor.
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L.L. answers from Topeka on May 01, 2011
The bump is great you want that when you get a head injury it's when they don't I worry.Keep ice on her throught the day for only 5-10 min.at a time.She is eating & drinking doesn't seem in pain or isn't bleeding from the ears or nose she probably is fine.Don't let her fall asleep keep her occupied if she seems to be gettign fussy,drowsy has unusual behavior take her in.To be on the safe side call a nurse hotline or the Drs office the on call nurse will call you back (if you have that service with them)
How did she fall off the bed??Well lesson learned no adult bed for baby
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B.E. answers from New York on May 07, 2011
Big bumps and bruises on an infant doesn't sound good. Even for an adult, I might have taken her right in to see a doctor. It doesn't sound like you let her go to sleep...so you may have ruled out a concussion, but an injury to the head seems like the most critical part of the body to me.
I realize this happened a week ago, but for someone else reading this, my advice is don't mess around with injuries to the head of anyone should this be your predicament.
J.X. answers from Los Angeles on May 01, 2011
I'm not going to answer the question you specifically asked. Not sure why baby was on the bed. Sounds like an adult bed. Maybe you set her there to play, maybe to sleep. You were not clear. Just want to tell you that this is a very bad age to let baby in an adult bed to sleep. I personally know two families who lost children this way. Not trying to make you feel bad. Just saying, its one of the more common accidents that happen to mobile babies; falling between wall and bed, or bed and furniture and suffocating.
B.M. answers from Dallas on May 01, 2011
same thing happened to my son last year, he was almost 2 at the time so a little older. but his feet got tangled & he fell down a couple steps. screamed IMMEDIATELY when he hit the floor and just as soon as his scream came, so did a HUGE nasty goose egg. it was at a church thing & thankfully there was a nurse there. he said as long as the kids conscious, etc & no bleeding fr ears/nose, then he's fine. he hit hard though & i heard it so i took him to Care Now for head x-ray. pretty impossible for a kiddo that age. i had to be sure though. slight concussion they said but the main sign was that he screamed after he hit. if he hadn't done that then there'd be some major concern. just my 2 little baby cents. it's SO freakin' scary. and to think they're so young & so much MORE will still happen. eeek. :(
A.C. answers from Washington DC on May 01, 2011
one of the great things about babies ... they bounce. Baby is fine, no need to freak out or anything. And you CAN let her sleep (that advice has changed) if there are no other signs of concussion (which there aren't per your post). continue to ice the bruise if she'll let you. and just keep an eye on her for changes in personality, vomiting, dizziness, and if she doesn't wake up on her own at her normal times AND you can't wake her ... take her in immediately.