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Do Babies Get Headaches? Many Parents Wonder

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When you're the parent of an infant, it can be difficult to know exactly what they need when they need it, and it can become frustrating quickly. Since they can't talk, there are many things you'll have to figure out through their body language and trial and error. Though teething may be an easier issue to spot and work through with your infant, other issues like a headache may cause for a little more research because they can't describe their symptoms. Unfortunately, many people still have the question of  "do babies get headaches?" because of this.

According to Baby Center, by the age of 7, more than 40 percent of children suffer from a headache. In most cases, headaches in infants occur when they are either teething or experiencing an earache but hunger, physical strain, stress, or inflammation of the tissues in the sinuses can also be reasons, too, as noted in the aforementioned Baby Center article. Additionally, The Bump noted that headaches could be an accompanying symptom of a cold, the flu, or dehydration.

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So, how will you know if your baby has a headache if they can't talk? According to Mayo Clinic, if your baby is inconsolable, holding their head, withdrawing from play or wanting to sleep more, they could be suffering from a headache. Other signs may include irritability, head banging, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and waking at night. Treatment for your baby's headache can vary from getting extra sleep drinking more water. However, before you treat your infant, be sure to take into account the other symptoms he may have to see if it may be something more serious. As always though, be sure to consult your pediatrician if there are any issues you question when it comes to your little one.