One of the first things any grandparent realizes is how quickly medical science can change from generation to generation, but many parents don’t realize that these things can actually change by the time you have your second baby. Whenever you have another child, it’s a good idea to ask your pediatrician, “Have there been any big updates in recommendations since I had my first?”
This past November, the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations for children with concussions. Instead of insisting that children lie down in darkened rooms, children should be allowed to handle light activity, like walking around, gentle playing, and some screen time.
—Stay aware of medical updates. Follow the AAP and sign up for recall alerts from the FDA.
—The old concussion guidelines often led to worse symptoms because of children feeling bored and isolated.
—New recommendations allow for some activity and electronics.
Read more at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181112131524.htm