I am very upset that this happened whilst I was right there.
Once it healed it is indented. I have showed the Dr and he doesn't seem concerned. It is right on the her forehead, about right above her eye. I think it is a cute little part of her now. She will be 2 this month and it hasn't changed at all so I think it will be there forever.
How long ago did it happen? If it never swells out I would check with the dr. It should swell out right after it happens. If it is there after the original injury she will probably have it forever but you won't know till you get there.
Welcome to Mothering, it is a wonderful little place. I hope your DD is ok.
~Katie~ married to J, mom to DD- A 13 yrs ,DS- L 7yrs , and my little nursling DD2- R 5yrs.
ETA, dont beat yourself up. Her angel face still has lots of growing to do. And bangs are VERY in right now.
We saw a neurosurgeon today (for an unrelated issue but quite a fortuitous appointment!!!) who thinks it is possible she dented the bone. He also thinks that with time, the bone should remodel as she is very young and that it will go away. I'm still not 100% convinced, with several reports by mothers to the contrary. But fingers crossed.........
I was wondering if the dent on your little one has gone away over the past few months? My 10 mo old had a fall about 2 weeks ago. I took her to the dr and he didn't seem concerned about it. The bruise has almost gone away, but there is a small dent in her forehead, just as you mentioned. I have a well baby check up this week so I'm going to ask the dr about it again. Since your baby's experience sounded similar I was curious to know if it is going away? I am hopeful the dent will go away since the skull is still soft and growing. Thanks in advance!
My DD did this at 18 months and she is perfectly fine. You can see a very slight scar on her forehead but you can't even see it unless you know where to look and she is angled in the right light. Honestly, I might just be seeing things since not even my DH can see it.
FWIW - after she did it she came down with a stomach bug. I was terrified and thought it was related to her bump on the head and rushed her to the ER. They checked her out thoroughly and even did a CAT scan and there was absolutely nothing wrong. Just a little bump and an unfortunately timely stomach flu. She is almost 4 now. Do don't worry, bad bumps on the head happen and your DD will be fine!
I have a small dent in my forehead from a fall as a young child. Only I can see it, no one else notices. Most children do not escape childhood without a battle wound or several.
Did the dent ever go away on the forehead? And was it permanent? Did you do anything to the scar - such as topical, massage, etc? Thanks so much!