They can hit anytime, any place, any age. Seizures are frightening, especially when happening to a child. One of the biggest problems with seizures victims, is bystanders don’t know what to do when a seizure is taking place.
One of the most important things a parent must remember is DO NOT PANIC! It sounds easier than it is, but it’s so important for any seizure victim that you do not panic.
Once a seizure starts, there is not anything you can do to stop it. Lie your child down on the floor or somewhere safe and time the seizure. You may tilt their head to one side to let the airway clear, but do not reach inside their mouth or try to restrain them. You may also lie them on their side, with their head in line with their body. When the seizure ends, it may take some time before they can talk or seem alert. This is called the postictal period. Take off layers or clothes if the room is hot. They may be drowsy.