What if a toddler falls, hits their head and their eyes roll back? This happened to the toddler in this Q&A and the mom wonders what to do.
My 16-month-old toddler fell off the couch. I went to her right away and picked her up, but her eyes were rolled back and almost crossed and her whole body was really stiff. It was like she snapped right out of it in 30 seconds and then proceeded to cry.
Should I take her to the E.R.? It happened less than 5 minutes ago.
Emergency Room Or Not When Baby Falls?
I am sorry to hear about your daughter’s fall. It happens so quickly…
Regarding having her examined, I think yes, you should definitely take her to the ER, since she passed out. It is important to rule out any concussion or bleeding. It is a good sign that she snapped out of the seizure (or whatever it was) quickly and started to cry. Seizures that go on for a few minutes are a reason to call 911.
Also, take a close look at how your daughter acts and moves now after the fall to spot any other injuries. You may also want to check her pupils and eye movements, so everything looks normal.
All these things said, young children often handle a fall well, but of course, we should take no chances. Head over to the emergency room.
You can read more about danger signs after a fall here. (That article also includes a long thread of parents experiencing a similar situation as yours.)
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