Pls help my daughter fell off the bed and hit her head. I never let her get any scratch but it was just an accident! I can't get over it am I a bad mum? I cudnt sleep neither eat, stayed up all night!
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Shelley - posted on 12/02/2011
Don't be so hard on yourself, it happens to all of us....accidents do happen, sure you feel bad but as long as she is alert and playing normally theres nothing to worry about, i remember one time my first son bumped his head on the coffee table when he was learning how to walk and had a big goose egg size bump on the front of the head....I freaked out of course but he was just fine.....looking back I over reacted to small things because I was a first time parent and wanting to do everything right. lol.. all i can say right or wrong accidents are going to happen. your a good mom!!
Amanda - posted on 11/26/2011
No your not a bad mom at all. My daughter fell off the bed alot because they roll. They are going to hit their head and roll off things all the time. My daughter recently fell out of the walmart cart twice. The first time was face first onto the concrete and the other inside the store, she was bloody and everything. The cart hit a bump and she just went flying. I even got a bruise from the first time because the cart almot totally flipped over. The doctor said as they as they are not sleepy and not waking up and as long as they are not throwing up then they are ok. It is going to happen, it doesn't make you a bad mom.
Ruth - posted on 11/24/2011
The same thing happened to me and you do feel terrible, but it is a good reminder to keep a one- hand -on-the-baby-at-all- times rule when changing etc. You can forget as they are so still when they are newborn but there is always a first time for wriggling and rolling etc. I live in Australia and called a nurse on call line and she took me through all the signs that something could be wrong but my baby calmed and had good signs so I didn't need to take her to emergency. I was also to blame when I didn't put the brake on the pram, thinking it was on flat ground I went to help my toddler and my baby's pram rolled into a parked car. It was awful, but these things happen just take it as a timely reminder, forgive yourself and don't ever hesitate to get medical help if you are worried no matter how foolish you feel about the accident.
Jennifer - posted on 11/01/2011
This might sound crass but babies have a hole in their head for a reason. Without it our species never would have survived. Mommies have had these accidents through the ages. You are in the good company of womankind. Give yourself a break, view it as a lesson. I have no doubt that your little flipper will try it again but that mommy has eyes in the back of her head now : )
Cleo Mary - posted on 10/24/2011
my son at the time who was 6mnths old and now is nearly 4yrs old had an accident also...i never let my children out of my sight but on this occation he was in his cot and i ducked out to the cupborad to get sheets and change the cot bed linen and befor i got back i heard a scream i dropped everything and he was on the floor,i couldnt beleive it,i had only popped out for like 5 or 10 seconds and not knowing that he was strong enough to jump out of his cot....he wouldnt stop crying,so i took him straight to the hospital and he had fractured his collar bone,i was so scared and crying...but they assured me that these things happen and parents aint always going to be around..i blamed my self for it for a long time and all i can do is not let it happen to my 6mnth old now,its all a learning curve,and never feel bad about things that happen ...youll b fine,your a great mum!!!
Geraldine - posted on 10/21/2011
borh of my boys fell off the bed a few times learning to get down it happens the best you can do is make sure they dont need to go to the hospital....my eldest had to get stiches at 2 because trying to put daddys work shirt he fell dow and hit the bed frame with daddy no more than a foot away we felt bad because we coudnt prevent it
Juli - posted on 10/20/2011
oh she would let you know if she was in pain. Those things happen. if she is acting normal it probably won't affect her at all. I am very over protective as well, and will not let my daughter get even a scratch but had to realize some things I cannot controll or protect her from, at those times all I can do is be her comforter. Accidents happen the more active they get the more they have. my daughter will be 2 in 2 months and is healthy happy and smart. and as fallen off the couch, chairs, bed .... many times. Now she will fall and go on.
R - posted on 10/20/2011
She cried for about an hour, I felt really bad. I tried to calm her down but I could feel that she was in pain. I checked her she was ok that time, she only had a bruise on the side of the forehead. I fed her and she went to sleep. When she woke up, I checked her again all over her body to see if shes in pain but she was same like before active, alert and responding to me. But I still can't believe I let this happen. I just turned my back to pick her towel 5 seconds she was already down. Night time she woke up as usual for her feed, or looking for her dummy, but I can't this out of my head. I'm always with her all the time. But I Duno if she's in pain or this gona affect her
Kimberly - posted on 10/20/2011
No your not a bad mum, thats why there called accidents they just sometimes happen. Dont be so hard on yourself. Kids are pretty strong and dont have the reactions that usually cause more serious injuries. Its part of being a mum feeling bad when your child gets hurt. Our daughter is almost two and has been getting hurt the last few weeks just from tripping or stepping wrong doing stuff she has done heaps of times before, still feel bad that she gets hurt but it is part of growing up.