Falls are very common in children especially when they are learning to walk or crawl. The trial and error helps the child to learn to walk properly. But falls can be dangerous at times, leading to serious injuries. The baby may try to walk fast or run in the initial phase, when his legs are wobbly, and fall. This might hurt their face or head and can result in profuse bleeding. You also need to be careful when they use perambulator or a walker. You need to be around constantly during this time or at least somebody else needs to be there to keep an eye on your baby.
How do you know if it is a fracture or just a mild injury?
The commons signs of an injury are severe pain, swelling, bump or black and bruises. If it is a fracture then you can look for the following signs:
- A sudden grinding sound when your baby fell.
- A tenderness and swelling around the area.
- Your baby is completely unable to move that part or joint. In severe cases the broken bone juts out from under the surface of the skin.
It must also be noted that baby has more delicate skin and sometimes, what appears like a fracture maybe just a mild injury.
In case your baby displays any of the symptoms above, seek medical attention immediately. For profuse bleeding, raise the injured part above the level of heart and make the child be still. Do not try to re-position fractured bones by yourself.