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my almost 6 month old is very mobile (crawling since 3 months, been cruising the couches for about a month and a half.) well a couple of minutes ago, he fell off the couch (slow motion like) right onto his face. his nose bled pretty bad for a couple minutes and he's still moaning as he nurses. before nursing i gave him a cold teether to chew on and that seems to have worked.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
anyone know how to check an infant for a broken nose? he pretty much landed right on it.
 

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I don't know, but I'm sorry this happened. Big hugs to you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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No idea. Sorry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> to you, mama. I would do a search online "infant broken nose" and see what that came up with.
 

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Well 4 hrs later he's looking okay and acting okay. A little fussier than normal, but he's also teething.
 

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Why dont you just take baby to the ER? Urgent Care or something? Do you have a pedatric hospital nearby? It cant be good for babe to be swallowing blood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and also you dont know what all could be wrong "inside" and you cant really diagnose annything like that over the internet.
 

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I think it's pretty difficult for a baby to break their nose. It's mostly just cartilege, they don't really have that bony part at the bridge yet. If it stopped bleeding and he seems OK, then I personally don't think he needs to go to the hospital. But, of course you are his mama and if your instincts are telling you to go, then by all means go.<br><br>
This has happened to a lot of babies. Don't beat yourself up over it.<br><br>
Did I miss the part about swallowing blood? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s<br><br>
My 6.5 month DD just fell off the bed face first this past week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I know how bad it feels, mama.<br><br>
If your LO is acting fine I would say hold off on the ER. Maybe put a call in to your Ped if you feel like it tomorrow. We ended up at the Ped the day of her fall, but only because she was acting strange at daycare and we needed to rule out and ear infection.<br><br>
They asked me if she had lost conciousness and some other pretty typical head trama questions. The answer was "no" to all and they didn't think it was a big deal. They were actually more concerned about her heat rash. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
Hang in there and give your DD big hugs and kisses for the rest of the night.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Why dont you just take baby to the ER? Urgent Care or something? Do you have a pedatric hospital nearby? It cant be good for babe to be swallowing blood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and also you dont know what all could be wrong "inside" and you cant really diagnose annything like that over the internet.</div>
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I would have if the bleeding continued or if he was more crabby than usual. We have a doc appt on Monday, so I'll just wait to then and ask. It's probably nothing since it isn't swollen and he's not complaining when I touch it. And I don't think he swallowed a lot of blood. What would be the problem with that? I swallow blood all the time (nose bleeds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">) and have never had any problems.
 

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You don't get sick to your stomach? I used to have horrible nose bleeds, and if I swallowed even a teensy bit, I was totally sick for the rest of the day. Now imagine that in a baby who has an immature gut and probably isn't used to much other than milk.
 

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I see your point, but nope I don't get sick to my stomach. Hmm, weird.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You don't get sick to your stomach? I used to have horrible nose bleeds, and if I swallowed even a teensy bit, I was totally sick for the rest of the day. Now imagine that in a baby who has an immature gut and probably isn't used to much other than milk.</div>
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Thats what I was thinking too.<br><br>
Im glad your little one is feeling better. I am such a parinoid mama. LOL my first instint is always to the doctor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br>
give us an update after your apointment.
 
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