The purpose of measuring heart rate
After measuring the child’s heart rate, it can be judged whether the child’s heart rate is normal by comparing it with the normal range of the heart rate. If a child’s heart rate is found to be too fast or too slow, parents should communicate with their doctor promptly to see if they need an arrhythmia test or other relevant tests.
In order to ensure the healthy growth of children, parents should regularly measure their children’s heart rate, and the child’s heart rate changes recorded, once found abnormal conditions, need early medical treatment to prevent some harmful health problems.
How to measure heart rate
In addition to the hospital to use the instrument to detect the baby’s heart rate, parents can also at home for the child’s heart rate measurement. By calculating the number of pulse beats in a minute, the child’s heart rate was measured and compared with the normal range of heart rate to see if it was normal. The method of measuring heart rate is as follows:
1. Locate the pulse beating position.
In general, the pulse can be found in the neck, wrist or chest. Parents can count the pulse by placing warm hands on these areas.
2, calculate the pulse rate in one minute.
When measuring a child’s pulse, it can be done in minutes or in 30 seconds, recording the pulse rate twice.
It’s important to note that if you want to know your child’s heart rate in a calm state, you need to rest the child for at least 10 minutes before you measure it. In order to avoid children’s heart rate changes after exercise, affect the measurement results.
Normal range of heart rate
The heartbeat rate is the number of pulses per minute. The normal pulse speed of children is generally as follows:
Fetus: 140 – 150 times / minute
Newborn babies: 130 – 140 times / minute
1 months to 1 years old: 110 – 130 times / minute.
2 years old: 96 – 115 times / minute
3 years old: 86 – 105 times / minute
7-14 years old: 76 – 90 times / minute