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my baby (7 months) hit his head against the draw last night

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my baby (7 months) hit his head against the draw last night and made a bit of a noise. He seemed to be ok with it (didnt cry) and he feel asleep soon after that. I kept monitoring him during the night and he seems to be ok. Because he knocked his head against the draw, would you think he might cause some brain injury or skull damage?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 3 years ago.

Dr. A. Clark :

I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you.

Dr. A. Clark :

The fact that he is still doing well today tells me that he is fine. If the injury had been significant and caused injury to his brain he likely would have been knocked out last night.

Dr. A. Clark :

Whether or not their is a bump on his head at the time of the injury or now is not significant either.

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Does that put your mind at ease?

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yes I am back:-)

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Did you see my comments above?

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yes I saw them

JACUSTOMER-dstqnke2- :

so - if he didnt get any black outs then he is ok then?

Dr. A. Clark :

Yes. Babies have multiple bones forming the skull that are not fused into one unit until the second year of life so they have room for the brain to grown and a lot of shock absorbency too.

JACUSTOMER-dstqnke2- :

THANK YOU

Dr. A. Clark :

Generally a child who strikes their head without a loss of consciousness is usually just fine. All we do if they are groggy is observe them for 4-6 hours and if they have no symptoms they can sleep. Since this happened yesterday then he should be fine.

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THAT HAS PUT ME AS EASE - AS YOU CAN TELL I AM A FIRST TIME MUM

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Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 3 years ago.
I trust you found my advice helpful and will return to chat to accept/rate my answer.

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Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 3 years ago.
I had not heard back from you and trust you child is well. I would appreciate it if you would rate my advice. Thanks.
Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 3 years ago.
I hope your child is doing well but if you ever have any other problems for which you'd like my advice please feel free to reply here or with a new question, asking for me by name.

Have a great day and my best to your family.

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