Bumps and bruises in children are expected throughout their childhood, but what is considered to be normal? Dr. Jamie Kondis, Pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, shares how to identify normal from abnormal bruising in children at any developmental stage and describes the signs to look for to know when you should reach out to your doctor. Young, pre-mobile infants shouldn’t have many bruises since they’re not crawling or walking but once kids begin walking and running, it’s expected that they’ll have bruises over areas with bones. Any time you have a concern, give your pediatrician a call or come into the emergency department for an evaluation.
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