Call me paranoid, but head bumps always make me nervous. I never know when to be concerned about a possible head injury. DS is super active and has had a few head bumps as a toddler.
Tonight, I was walking down the steps with DS and holding his hand as he walked down the stairs. He's good with the stairs, as long as he's holding one of our hands. We were about three steps from the bottom, when he slipped taking a step and I lost grasp on his hand and he tumbled. It was a minor fall, but he did fall backwards (not hard) on the metal railing. He cried for less than 30 seconds and then seemed fine.
DS wanted to go outside with DH to see if his Thomas the Train stuffed toy was in his truck. As DH was carrying DS back inside, he said DS leaned his head forward and the door hit his head. Again, he cried for less than 10-15 seconds and seems fine.
From one of these two things, he has a small knot on his head. We tried putting ice on it but DS wanted no parts of it. DS is now in bed. Would you be concerned? How do you know when to be concerned about a head bump?
Though I hate it anytime gets hurt, I especially hate it when he bumps his head right before bed because its not like I can observe him awake to make sure he's OK. I never know when to be concerned about a head bump (again, you can call me paranoid, but DS is my first), and as an extremely active toddler, DS has gotten a few.