Check your baby for injuries. If a wound won't stop bleeding or they have misshapen limbs, call 911 immediately. Also call 911 if they are unconscious. Otherwise, closely monitor your baby for 48 hours.
Babies must sleep on their backs to prevent SIDS. But too much back time may flatten a baby's soft skull and hamper developmental milestones. So let your baby play on its tummy often!
A concussed baby may have odd eye movements, lethargy, vomiting, trouble tracking. Older babies will be confused and have trouble communicating. Wake your child each night for 2 nights to check that he wakes easily and he's not excessively groggy.
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