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my 10 month old fell and hit the corner of the leg of our wood table it marked his forehead deep but got swollen pretty quick im so scared .i took him a shower nd bout 2hrs later i put him to sleep

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Asked by thouRomeo at 1:44 AM on Sep. 17, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I'm sure he's probably fine, kids do stuff like that all the time
    he'll probably jsut have a lump on his head for a bit

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:29 AM on Sep. 17, 2013

  • This happened a few times to my kids. The first couple of times I asked my MIL about it. She has an Early Childhood Education degree, raised 6 kids, and had an in-home daycare when her kids were little. She has like 3 lifetimes of experience with kids.

    As long as the swelling goes OUT, in the form of a lump or bump, your baby is most likely ok. If the swelling goes IN, like a soft spot, take him to the doctor immediately. ALWAYS keep an eye on behaviors. As long as he's eating and playing normally, I wouldn't worry too much. IF something seems off, take him to the doctor immediately.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:00 AM on Sep. 17, 2013

  • Poor thing. He'll probably be fine; babies are amazingly resilient. If he throws up or gets lethargic, take him to the emergency room, but don't worry yourself sick over this.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:13 AM on Sep. 17, 2013

  • Kids fall and hit their heads all the time.
    Put a ice-pack wrapped in a light towel
    and put on his head. Give him some
    children's ibuprofen, that will help with
    some swelling and the pain. As long as the
    bump is up where you can feel it, is a good
    sign. My son bumped his head on the
    coffee table before, and left a bump. It took it
    2 weeks to go away.

    Answer by Mycutelittleboy at 7:08 PM on Sep. 17, 2013

  • Thank you all

    Comment by thouRomeo (original poster) at 11:55 PM on Sep. 17, 2013

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