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i bumped ds's head on the cot whilst trying to sit down to feed him before bed. He (I rather!) managed to get the exact spot where he has a strawberry birthmark and it started to bleed, but stopped almost immediately. He cried, but then carried on with bottle and went to bed as usual. Sleeping soundly now but huge lump come up on his forehead where bump happened!
Paranoid first time mum here...am i supposed to do anything else???
Don't panic - we've all done something like this in our time - I'm sure baby will be fine. Obviously if there's sudden vomiting or he's unusally upset, you should contact the doctor, but it's probably nothing.
GOD how hard did you hit him? ds has fallen face first into the corner of our coffee table, he had a lump and purple bruise for about a week.
To set yourself at ease, check on him every hour by gently touching him, if he stirs he is OK, if he does not stir, try and make him move without waking him, it is only to make sure he is not in a coma, which would be unlikely unless you really smashed his head!
My GP told me that with a bump to the head, I should watch out for things like: vomiting, being all floppy and v. drowsy (although it's nightime so I'm not so sure about that one in your circs), and said to check every 15 mins or so during nap/sleep. Do you share a room with DS? Might be a good idea tonight maybe?
I have read that if the bump comes out like an egg on the head that's a good sign as it would indicate that the injury is at the surface, rather than being inside the skull.
I dropped (well, allowed to slip of a chair I was balancing him on) DS2 on his head when about 7/8 weeks - right on the soft spot. The doctor in a&e said not to worry at all and that if he seemed a bit grouchy to give him a bit of paracetamol and NOT to try and keep him awake as if he did have a slight concussion he would like to sleep.
If you're worried, do go to a&e, they're always very understanding about worried mums (even non-first timers) who've dropped their babies - happens a lot!
don't panic it happens, look for black spots behind the ears, drowsiness, vomiting. the advice we got from nhs direct was to check on him ever two hours during the night, tickle his lip or something so that he rouses and stirs but doens't wake up and if you have any concerns at all phone the out of hours dr
Advice needed.... 10mo DS has just slipped and bashed the side of his head/cheek. His 1st knock hence slightly neurotic post He cried/panicked for a bit as did i then was fine,fed and settled in cot. He's got a raised line on his face where he hit the chest of drawers and I'm sure there'll be a bruise Do I need to do anything??? Check on him during his sleep perhaps?? Somebody put my mind at ease please