Baby’s heartbeat

The child’s heart rate is known as the number of times a child’s heart beats during one minute, and the child’s heart rate varies according to his age, and the mother must always work to measure the general rate of her child’s heartbeat, in order to ensure the safety of his health. The beats for this child are at home in an easy and simple way, and in this article we will talk about the number of heartbeats of the child, in addition to talking about the method that is used to measure these beats.[1]

Normal heart rate for infants

Methods for measuring the normal heart rate in a child:[2]

  • Baby’s heartbeat at birth: During the post-natal period, the baby’s heart rate reaches about 140 beats per minute, and the heart rate of children under one year of age ranges between 90 to 170 per minute.
  • The normal heart rate for children from the age of one to two years: The number of heartbeats for a child at this stage ranges between 90 to 140 beats per minute, and the average number of beats for this stage is 115 beats per minute.
  • The normal heart rate for children from three to five years old: The number of heartbeats for children at this stage ranges between 80 to 110 beats per minute, and the average number of beats for children at this stage is 95 beats per minute.
  • The normal heart rate for children from six to twelve years old: The number of heartbeats for children here ranges between 75 to 105 beats per minute, and for the average rate of beats for a child at this stage it reaches 90 beats per minute.
  • The normal heart rate for children from thirteen to eighteen years of age: The number of beats for him ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute, and the average number of beats for a child at this stage reaches 80 beats per minute.

How to measure a child’s pulse

To measure your child’s pulse, follow these steps:[3]

  • Place your first and third fingers on the lower part of the baby’s wrist.
  • Gently press this part of the baby’s wrist, so you can feel the pulse faster and more clearly.
  • Continue pressing the lower part of the child’s wrist for at least thirty seconds, and then double this number by multiplying the resulting number by two, in order to estimate the number of beats per minute, or you can continue to press the child’s wrist for a full minute instead .
  • Take into account not to use the thumb when checking the child’s beat rate, because the thumb has a pulse, which leads to making a mistake when relying on it.

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  1. ↑ “Baby Heart Beat”, www.amazon.com, Retrieved 26-8-2018. Edited.
  2. ↑ “Physical Growth in Newborns”, myhealth.alberta.ca, Retrieved 26-8-2018. Edited.
  3. ↑ “Charting Baby’s Growth”, www.parents.com, Retrieved 26-8-2018. Edited.

Baby’s heart rate

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