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My son's heart...

Posted by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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I am laying down, watching TV with my son, and I happened to put my hand over his heart. It's so fast! I counted about 120ish beats a minute, give or take, as he was a bit squirmy.

Is that normal for a 16 month old? I probably sound a bit paranoid, I've just never noticed before!
by on Mar. 8, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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ELFs_Mommy
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM
Sounds about right. Babies hearts tend to beat faster than an adults.
la_bella_vita
by Bella on Mar. 8, 2014 at 8:17 PM

 Well, I'm no medical professional but to my knowledge 150 is considered high.

ETA: for his age

MMerrill
by Bronze Member on Mar. 8, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Babies hearts beat faster than adults.  It should be fine, but if you are concerned call the doc and see what they say about it!

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Devious103102
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Smaller the body the faster the heart beat. 

Turtledoves
by Ruby Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 3:38 PM

I always think so. My toddler's heart always feels like it's running fast but when she's checked at her well visits the doctor always says it's fine. I know babies and toddlers are supposed to have higher heart rates.

s_roachy
by Member on Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I believe that falls in the normal range for that age, doesn't sound like anything to worry about to me. You could check with the dr at the next appt, though, if that would make you feel better. :)

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