Have you ever dropped your baby:)

Jenn - posted on 11/14/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My daughter is two now and my son is five but i remember when i first had my son i used to do all the nighttime feedings. One night i woke up to do a middle of the night feeding, I had him all swaddled in his blanket and after i was done feeding him i fell asleep holding him on my chest. Well didn't i wake a while later to a distinct thump. Yes...I dropped him. I think he kinda rolled down the comforter onto the floor more than fell straight down but I felt like the shittiest mom EVER. He didn't even really cry, just kinda fussed a bit, i think more from being woken up then the fall itself...But boy did I cry!! I actually Googled "dropping your baby" to see if it has happened to other moms or i was just the crappiest mom ever. Anyways, he is five now and in kindergarten, and I never let that happen with my 2nd one (although she did roll off the couch at about 8 mths, but thats another story), but i was just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. Please do not criticize or be mean to anyone as we all know accidents happen and the one day you decide to run to the phone while they are on the bed is ALWAYS the same day they decide to roll over for the first time! So, the question again, has your baby ever rolled off anything, been dropped, etc? (I know it just sounds so horrible lol but TELL THE TRUTH!) :)

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June Denise - posted on 12/11/2011

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Can't honestly say that i have but my husband did, he caused our newborn to flip onto the road. I know it sounds terrible and i was horrified as was my husband and our baby. We were taking his new stroller out of the car and it was the kind that you snap the car seat into. Well when my husband went to turn the handle around to the front the car seat when tipping over with my newborn child inside it. My baby hit his head right on the road, i was in a panic but immediately grabbed and turned it over to see a huge knot had already that fast formed on his tiny head. We rushed him to the emergency room where they did a number of test that confirmed our baby was perfectly fine besides the bump on his head. My son is now 8 and my husband still tears up whenever we mention that incident. It happens to allot of parents, i found this to be true from the nurses and doctors at the ER. It makes us as parents feel we have failed our baby and here we have done the one thing that we would always protect our child from, hurting them. Don't beat yourself up over it, take it as a lesson well learned and know your baby will always love you :)

Amanda - posted on 11/18/2011

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I remember my sons first xmas, he was 8 months old and woke up early so I tucked him into bed with me after feeding him. I woke up to a thump on the floor where I had forgot he was in bed with me a knocked him out of bed xmas morning.

AMBER - posted on 08/25/2012

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SADLY TO SAY YES I HAVE AND WANT TO HURT MYSELF FOR IT BUT CAN'T LEAVE THIS WORLD BECAUSE OF A ACCIDENT BUT MY SPOUSE DONT FEEL THAT WAY BECAUSE THE SAME INCIDENT HAPPEN WITH HER FIRST CHILD, SO HERES WHAT HAPPEN MY SECOND BORN FELL ASLEEP IN HER CARSEAT AND I WAS ABOUT TO GET HER READY FOR BED BUT WHAT I DIDNT CHECK WAS TO SEE IF THE CARSEAT HANDLE WAS SECURE SO WHAT HAPPEN WAS THE CARSEAT WENT FORWARD AND MY DAUGHTER ROLLED OUT ONTO THE FLOOR HEAD FIRST SO SHE WAS IMMEDIATELY TOOKEN TO THE ER AND SO FAR SHE IS FINE HOPEFULLY!MAN I FEEL LIKE A BED MOTHER!

Amanda - posted on 11/18/2011

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mine have done the arching their back or flung themselves over my shoulder to be caught by their ankles.

When my daughter was about 5 months old I was dressing her after a bath while hubby was drying off my son. I was talking to him and had one hand on her but she manged to wiggle off the top of the change table and landed smack on her face. she was fine, not a mark on her but we freaked out.
Once she started crawling and walking she always manged to hit her head. I think she had a black eye every week for about 2 or 3 months at one point. I must've looked like and awful mother

Aniesha - posted on 11/18/2011

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Never dropped my baby, but he did fall off the bed onto a hard wooden floor when he was 8 months old, and I cried just as much as he did, called an ambulance, & went to the hospital for observation! I felt soooo horrible, so I sympathize with u!

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Marcie - posted on 12/11/2011

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Well i haven't but when we brought our daughter home for the first time (we have two kids) that same week the chair is what got my hubby while he was holding our daughter after he was done feeding her.What it was was we had a chair given to us from family who didn't need it anymore so we figured it would help us with feedings and ect well it had a problem of falling on it's side if you leaned over to one of it's sides even the slightest well my hubby went to grab something and it fell on it's side(I know cause i was there) well i got up to get our daughter and to help him up and the look on his face and in his eyes you could tell he wanted to cry really hard to about it and i had never seen my husband so upset about anything and you seriously could see it in his eyes!well in the end our daughter was fine he didn't land on her or nothing like that just a case of the chair being an ass pardon my language and not to mention after the whole thing was done and over with when i was done putting our daughter to bed i comforted him and reassured him it was not his fault it happens to the best of us all.After that he was so angry with the chair he threw it out by the road,when i say threw it out by the road i mean he personally picked it up,carried it to the porch and literally threw it out by the road lol it was funny but yet i understood why he did that and ever since then we have made sure to check all chairs,lean on each side to make sure they aren't like the one we had given to us.Now our daughter is 4 years and is in pre-k :-) she is a very happy and healthy child and funny to lol.

Jessie - posted on 11/26/2011

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I never dropped my son but when he was about 8 months old he insisted on sitting in his chair so I let him ( a children's plastic adarondac chair) & I was holding him & took my hand off him for 1 second & he dove forward & hit the tv stand & busted open under his eye & he cried & I cried & felt like a horrible mother & then he started kind jerking his head while crying & then fell asleep & we couldn't get him 2 wake up so we rushed him to the hospital at like 11 pm & my parents were right behind us we were there like 5 minutes & he woke up started playing & laughing & flirting with nurses & was just fine I think I took it way worse than he did

Tinker1987 - posted on 11/24/2011

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My baby once fell off the couch. i was trying to get a picture of him next to his couson and he moved so fast :( i felt like mother of the year but luckily he landed on a throw cushion so he didnt hit the floor as hard as he would have if that pillow wasnt there!!

R - posted on 11/24/2011

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I didn't drop my daughter but she fell off the bed. It all happened when I was getting her ready for her bath. I put her on the bed taking her clothes off and I just turn to take a towel not even less than a few seconds, i heard a thump I turned and here she is on the floor crying hard than I ever heard. She went through her head first. I started crying with her and trying to calm her down but she wouldn't. I walked up and down but she was just crying. I felt so bad, cursing myself why I had to turn as I never leave her out of my sight, yes she is my first baby. I cried and cried for an hour she stopped but still when you looked at her she was still in that pain. I started to google it quickly and read a lot more worser than mine but still I had doubt in my head. Some saying their baby died or others saying you are a bad mum. I didn't know what to do my head was not working. I called my husband and he came home straightaway but I still had to hear that 'could not I look after a small child and a lot more'. I checked her properly she was fine. Thanks to God. But still I took her to the hospital the next day as I could not sleep eat or do anything. I went on and on that I have to take her to emergency. The doctor checked her and they said everything is fine there's nothing to worry and she was even smiling. I had a peace of mind but I have learned a good lesson and I always blame myself for that. And now she is 7/1/2 months. She had the fall when she was 6 months. I'm always with her. I don't leave her for one second. I bought a travel cot so whenever I'm going for a shower I just put her there. And she can watch tv. I don't leave her on the chair which she had as I have the feeling she might fall off from there that's why. So I'm not a bad mother coz I do feel bad for what happen and I didn't do it on purpose.

Kelina - posted on 11/18/2011

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My husband also just reminded of the time he nearly dropped our son into the fish freezer at QF. He was visitng with his sister and reached out to grab something and our son(about 5 or 6 months) decided to fling himself backwards. He had to spin around while his sister and another QF worker lunged for him and the baby, and he's incredibly proud of the fact that he dropped neither the baby or the groceries.

Kelina - posted on 11/18/2011

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Lol ashley My son was a shooter too! We're talking poop all over his walls, the back seat of my car and other unsightly places. I once woke my husband up to take the baby because he'd pooped all over me despite being aimed at the wall. However, the dumbest thing I ever did was change my little boy in the backseat of my car on my lap. I lifted his feet to wipe his bum and he shot poop all over me, the backseat of the car, and the back window. So, I waited till he was done, then took off my sweater(i was wearing a t shirt underneath and my husband was pissing himself laughing in the front seat) and lifted his bum up to wipe it again. you'd think I would have learned after the first time but no, I did it again, lol. Luckily my mouth was closed as he sprayed all over my face and shirt that time. once my husband was over laughing at me he went into walmart to buy me a new t-shirt. I laugh about it now but I sure wasn't laughing then! I also forgot to post earlier, after my son was big enough that he didn't fit the portable car seat anymore, we installed one of the 3-in-1s in our backseat and honest to God I hit his head on the frame of our car EVERY time I put him into it. Lol, even now that we have a van I still sometimes do it!

Ashley - posted on 11/18/2011

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the first time my son fell to the floor he was 3 months old and we were on the couch and I left him there propped with a big blanket asleep to grab the phone to call my mom. Literally a foot or two from the couch but as I got off the couch the blanket that was attached in my robes belt came with me and with it came the baby (who was partly on the corner. He fell off the couch under the coffee table and hit his head on the metal legs... the call I ended up making was to the emergency nurses line and she assured me he was probably fine and that unless his head swelled or bruised black he wouldn't need medical attention. He is a smart healthy boy today. My 2nd son fell off the change table when his 3rd poop after coming home shot across the room and hit my bed/sleeping husband... I startled the baby b/c I was laughing so hard and he fell luckily I caught him with my body against the drawer... funniest moment ever when my husband realized he had been sh*t on across the room

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One of my girls fell out of bed as a newborn while I was sleeping... somehow my ex caught her before she hit the ground.

I tripped while carrying one at 11 months. Her forehead got split open on the bottom edge of our entertainment center. 6 stitches... I cried harder than she did. :(

My son rolled out of bed at 5 months old when I got up to pee in the middle of the night.

Somehow they've all survived me. lol

Amy - posted on 11/18/2011

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I was really sick after my daughter was born. My heart failure got worse and I had no help. I can't remember how old she was but she was still very young and I was carrying her to the living room to put her in her bouncy seat and I was slugginsh in my movements and my walking and I tripped on I can't even remember what. She fell from my arms into her bouncy seat and I got pretty banged up trying to catch myself so I wouldn't land on top of her. She was just frightened and screamed like a banshee for a few minutes and I cried my eyes out thinking that she still got hurt even though I avoided flattening her at all costs (at the cost of my arms, chest and legs!) She was ok in a few and I was a wreck for a long time.

Kelina - posted on 11/15/2011

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I've never dropped my kids but I've come really darn close! When my son was a few months old we ;ived in a two bedroom basement suite and had waaaaaay too much stuff. One morning I was getting clothes from his dresser, walked around the rocking chair and thought I was clear then realized I wasn't when I tripped over the feet! lol, I slammed into the crib which luckily hit the giant toy chest otherwise it would have fallen and let me go with it! He got jostled but to this day I think he cried because i was holding onto him so hard lol. I also gave up on change tables after the second time he fell off ours. The first time was totally my fautl I leaned over to put a diaper in the pail and off he went! luckily he landed on his cute little baby tushy, all grins and smiles. the secind time I still have no idea how he managed it. I'd learned from the first time and was blocking him with my body. the next thing I knew he was on the floor behind me. He never went on it again after that.... lol and the last time he fell off the couch was so not my fault-it was his baby sisters :) she wanted the toy that was beside him and he was in the way so she pushed him off. She was about 9 months old at the time lol

Leeann - posted on 11/15/2011

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oh that happened to me once, we were co-sleepers b/c it was just easier with the breast feeding. I think it took me an hour to finally calm down. my ds who was just a month or so was fine while I was clearly not

Georgianna - posted on 11/15/2011

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I have never dropped neither one of my boys but when my older son was a baby I would do middle of the night feedings in my bed and i very of often would fall asleep and awaken to him not being anywhere in sight. In a panic I would search for him and always found him in between the bed and the wall! He would be fine and still asleep but I would freak out(each time)!!

Leeann - posted on 11/15/2011

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I have three kids and I am VERY klutzy... So yes I have, and bumped their soft little heads. Gosh I still feel horrible.

Bonnie - posted on 11/15/2011

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Jenn, the same thing happened with me. My son did not cry. I was the one who was crying because I felt so terrible :-)

Michelle - posted on 11/14/2011

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I also was feeding my daughter in the middle of the night and I was shattered. I snuggled up with her after for a couple of minutes but ended up falling asleep. She rolled off me and onto the floor. I was woken by a little moan. I remember waking up and searching for her first of all before realising she was laying on the floor. Thankfully she was also wrapped so the fall would have been cushioned. I felt like a bad mum and really really guilty, and did for ages after, but she was absolutely fine, thankfully. I'm sure it's not an uncommon thing to happen.

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My daughter rolled off the couch at about 5 months. She hadn't tried to move before. So I propped her up on the couch for a second while I grabbed something (I can't remember what it was). She tumbled forward and the momentum of it made her roll of of the couch. She landed on a comforter that was bunched up on the floor, so she fell maybe 4 inches. She didn't start crying until my husband and I freaked out.

Jenn - posted on 11/14/2011

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BAHAHA Wow looks like we have all had our share of "oopsie" moments lol. Another incident actually when my daughter was about six months i had her in her bassinet in the room, my son was about three and i hadnt realized he had went into the room with her, well ya i hear a thud, crying, i go running in the room and my daughter is on the floor, still all swaddled in her blanky, and my son is sitting in the bassinet with a big grin. The little bugger basically climbed in her bassinet and threw her out of it. It used to be his bassinet when he was a baby, maybe he was trying to reclaim it. Luckily it was the kind of bassinet that could be removed from the stand, so at the time it was taken off the stand and sitting on the floor..It was still almost a foot drop though...Ahh well...sh*t happens:)

Brianna - posted on 11/14/2011

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i didnt drop my daughter but she did fall off the change table at about 6 months old. i felt soo bad she landed on a pillow that just so happen to be laying ont he floor that fell off the rocking chair. I was reaching to put a diaper inthe diaper genie and she fell between me and the change table! also today i locked her in the car with my keys in her hands ugh! i had to call ama to unlock my car and i was at the store so i had to use a stangers cell phone to call for help.. so imbarrasing yet my daughter who is just turning 2 though it was soo funny. i feel like the worst mom ever lol

Lacye - posted on 11/14/2011

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I dropped my daughter when she was a little over a year old. We were at church and I had taken outside because she was getting fussy. I was trying to calm her down and a wasp stung me on my arm. I dropped her on the concrete. Her face was scratched up a little bit but she was ok. My husband and I left and were on the way to the hospital to make sure she was ok. We were half way there and she fell asleep. I was freaking out because I wasn't sure if she had a concussion or not so my husband kept trying to wake her up. By the time we got to the hospital, she was awake but really grumpy. She was fine, and she fell asleep because apparently it was nap time. :D

Denikka - posted on 11/14/2011

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I almost dropped my son while in the hospital XD oh yea, that was pretty fantastic.

He spent a couple days in the NICU because he got some morphine and was a slightly lazy breather. I was forced to stay in maternity, on the other side of the building, same floor. I breastfed, so I was being woken up every 4 hours to go and feed him, which would have been fine if I wasn't also being woken up between feedings to have random things checked on me and to have my trash taken out (SRSLY!!! My garbage does NOT need to be taken out at 2am!!!) I was forbidden from laying down with him even though there was a cot in his NICU room. So I was freaking exhausted, trying to nurse (figured that one out all by myself in my zombie like state too thanks a lot to the nurses XP) and I totally dozed on in the chair. Basically did the same thing that you did. He rolled down my legs, I just happened to catch him before he hit the floor XD



He's also fallen off the bed and couch at least a few times. I learned early on that it's just SO much better for that particular stubborn child to make mattress *stairs* for him XD We ended up with the mattress and boxspring on the floor and then just a mattress right beside that to lessen the drop XD



With my daughter, I kinda said screw the hospital staff and did things my way from day one. We only spent one night in the hospital (she was born at almost 11pm) and we were able to stay in maternity together :P so I slept with her and didn't have to risk dropping her there. She has had a few tumbles off the bed and off the couch, some facilitated by her brother XD others are just all on her own :P



I think I feel worse about the bruises all over my sons face when he was little (he INSISTED that he could crawl through walls and would smack into them, all the time, full force XP) and the black eyes my daughter had almost constantly not too long ago (various incidents, usually relating to her brother loving her a little too much XD tackle hugs are not so good for little ones XD)



So there's my shameful bumps and bruises for my kids. I'm still waiting for my son's first broken bone/set of stitches, little daredevil that he is :P





ETA: I totally forgot about the time I fell down the stairs with my son. Also the day I discovered I could do the splits if I really tried...never want to have to try again XD

I was walking down the front steps, slipped on some ice, went down and ended up with my boy in one arm with his head and back resting against my knee. The only thing he hit was me, thankfully, but still. Scary experience for everyone XD

Raisa - posted on 11/14/2011

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lmfao! I never dropped my son until he was about 3 months old. He was fussing around and I went to put him in the car...Thunk..right onto the seat. It could have been worse, but I couldn't believe I dropped him. LOL The worst thing I ever did was drop a full 4oz baby bottle on his face when he was 2weeks old. I blamed it on blurred vision from sleep deprivation. I cried WAY harder and longer than he did! I was sure I broke his nose, or cause some sort of deep psychological damage.

Today, he's a rough and tumble little man!

Jane - posted on 11/14/2011

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Yes, I dropped my daughter. I was carrying her in the middle of the night to soothe her because she was having one of her fussy nights where she wouldn't go to sleep for anything. In the dark I tripped on her Weebles garage. I fell and dropped her. She howled bloody murder and then went completely silent and unresponsive so in a panic I took her to the ER. The doctors all had a good laugh. She was fine, just asleep. I was bruised up from the fall, though, and boy was I stiff the next day. She is now in college and a pre-med student so apparently no harm was done. My son, OTOH, has a lot of problems but I never dropped him, not even once.

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