What to do if a child has a bump to the head
A bump to the head can be a worry for both little ones and parents. Here's what to do if it happens.
If a little one is hurt or unwell, it can be difficult to know whether or not to go to hospital. Trying some first aid first can help you find out what's wrong, relieve symptoms and decide if you need further help.
Here's how to help if a child has a bump to the head.
The child may be in pain or have a headache. There may be a bump on their head and they may look pale.
Get them to rest and put something cold on the injury such as frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel.
If you're worried, you can seek advice by calling NHS 111, or visiting a walk-in centre, minor injuries unit or your GP. If they become drowsy, or vomit, or if their condition gets worse, go to hospital.
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