5 Steps to Make Sure Your Child Doesn’t Get Injured When His Head Hits

Jakarta – Mother, Little One who starts to walk will be very energetic, full of curiosity, and less careful. Not infrequently, this makes the Little One often fall, especially when he starts running.

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries in children of all ages, and are the number one cause of head injuries in those under 9 years of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents.

Children under the age of 4 are the most frequent victims of head injuries, Mother. Young athletes often experience mild to serious concussions.

It is not known how likely it is that a child who is hit on the head will have a concussion, this is because there is no agreement among experts on the definition of the term in children.

“Most people see a concussion as just a blow to the head and assume everything will be fine,” said Carol DeMatteo, clinical professor of occupational therapy in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario. Parents.

In fact, a concussion is technically a traumatic brain injury (TBI), although this does not mean that there will be permanent damage. “Even if it’s mild, stay alert and watch your child closely,” advises DeMatteo.

Head injury in children

Children are the most likely to experience head injuries. They often fall and they are less sure of their feet when they start walking.

Most child head injuries occur in an instant. For example, your little one will roll out of bed, fall down stairs, bump into each other on the playground, or fall off a bicycle.

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In recent times, doctors have become increasingly concerned about a condition called second impact syndrome. Studies have shown that if a child hits his head again before the first injury heals, the second injury can have a longer lasting effect. In rare cases, second impact syndrome can be fatal.

To avoid this, it’s a good idea to make sure your little one is not injured when his head is hit.

How to? Read on the next page, yes, Mother.

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