The heart rate of infants and children more quickly than older children and adults. This is because the need for blood supply is higher than the big boys.
To meet the adequacy of the blood supply more of that, the heart must beat faster. Here is the average heart rate of infants and children:
- Age 1-2 days: 123-159 times / minute
- Age 3-6 days: 129-166 times / minute
- Age 1-3 weeks: 107-182 times / minute
- Age 1-2 months: 121-179 times / minute
- Age 3-5 months: 106-186 times / minute
- Age 6-11 months: 109-169 times / minute
- Age 1-2 years: 89-151 beats / minute
- Age 3-4 years: 73-137 beats / minute
- Ages 5-7 years: 65-133 beats / minute
- Age 8-11 years: 62-130 beats / minute
- Age 12-15 years: 60-119 beats / minute
Heart rate also depends on the activity of infants and children. For example, when crying or pain, heart rate can reach 180x/menit.
When a child has a fever or dehydration, automatic heart rate also increases. However, you need to hurry to the doctor if your child looks pale and bluish skin, shortness of breath, or appear to pull the chest muscles (concave inward) while breathing. The doctor will examine and handle more.