18th month old hitting head!

Nicole - posted on 07/01/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My 18th month old, has fallen twice in the past few days on his head !!

Once on Monday he fell out of his stroller and tonight off the bed! ( I swear I am not a bad mom) just too daring!! Neways do I still need to worry about head trama? Issues? He is actting normal no soft spots, any thoughts!?!

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Sarah - posted on 07/07/2009

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I would maybe still mention it to his doctor. That's good that he's acting normal, I'm sure he's fine. But I called one time just to be on the safe side. My son went through a stage where he would purposely bang his head on something, I have no clue why. I talked to the doctor about it, because sometimes he would hit it really hard and I didn't want to just brush it off in case something was happening internally. The doc said that his phase was normal and that babies' heads are really strong, and basically to ignore it, ( which kind of surprised me). But I still felt better that I checked into it. So that might take the worry away from you!!

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Jessica - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son is CONSTANTLY hitting his head against summat! I try an keep him off sofas and away from walls and windows an stuff but he always somehow manages it! If he is acting normal and his appetite and fluid intake is normal than you shouldn't have anything to worry about! If he bangs his head hard try an see if he feels dizzy and nauseas afterwards! these are signs of concussion! Else go to...

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSDirect/Pages/nhsdla...

It's a sympton checker and will help determine whether he is alrite or needs help or anything!

Jessica - posted on 07/08/2009

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Im a Nurse and the yes to those who have suggested to watch out for the vomiting that is a big thing to worry about with children. I also have a 19month old girl who is completely accident prone or just a dare devil and i swear i need a little helmet for her sometimes. The main things to look for is that if there has been any type of unconsciousness whether it be short or for an extend period of time. If there has been any form of unconsciousness you should seek immediate medical treatment. Also with the temperatures children will often have high temps when teething especially if he is getting all 4 k9's thats tough. Good luck with everything.

KOURTNEY - posted on 07/07/2009

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To earlier post - all they did was give her ex-rays and a ct, that's all no pain killers just Tylenol, thank god.....The doctor just said be sure and try not to let her hit he head again for at least 30 days.
I wouldn't worry with the fever so much as vomiting that seams to be the key with head trauma.

Nicole - posted on 07/07/2009

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He just started to run a fever on Sunday
night and just broke today. And now he does this werid thing where out of the
blue he will start crying in pain and rub his nose and
mouth. ( he is teething, all 4 k9's are coming down) but now that has me worried. He has a doc app next week for his 19months, I wonder if I should take him in!?!

KOURTNEY - posted on 07/01/2009

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I just went threw the same thing with my two year old daughter. She also hit her head twice in one week. I thought she was fine til she started to vomit and running a fever... To make a supper long story short (3 e.r. visits & ct scans,ex-rays as well as 3 reg doc check ups) it was stated by the E.R. and primary doctor that when a child hits there head it takes 30 days for the "trauma" of the impact to heal...
My daughter had a sever concussion and deep bruising and I had no clue, she was eating,playing,jumping,spinning,misbehaving you name it, I truly thought she was fine.
Her first impact was on Sat and the second impact was on Wed , Thurs late pm is when she began to get sick. This was just last week!!! I must add she had no visible marks or bruises. Just watch him for 30 days, most importantly if he begins to vomit take him to the E.R.

Krisanne - posted on 07/01/2009

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Do'nt worry about anything they are young they are expected to fall he is acting fine playing and not complaining of any pain there is no need to worry.The only thing you should not do is once he has had a nasty fall not to let him sleep straight after. apart from that stay calm its normal to worry about those things hay your mummy.

Casey - posted on 07/01/2009

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my son is also 18 months and has also had a few bups and its natural for them to fall over alot and bump there head but as long as there are no changes such crying for a long time loss of balance ect no need to be too worried

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