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I haven't posted on this before but I would appreciate some feedback regarding my 10 month old son.
My partner and I split up 4 months ago and have a good relationship regarding our son, however....
Last week he came home from his Dad's with a large bruise on his forehead. It was apparently from him falling forward onto his face, from a sitting up position, and landing on a USB cable that was lying on the floor. (He is still crawling). The bruise has taken a week to fade and ended up spreading down to his eye to give him a little shiner. Last night he came home from dinner at his Dad's with a scratch that goes from his nose and all the way down to his chin! His dad said he was sitting on the bed and the dog (a labrador cross ridgeback) scratched him with his paw!
My little boy has previously come home with bruises on the back of his head where he apparently fell backwards on the floorboards, before he learned to sit up by himself!
I'm furious from his lack of attention, care and diligence with our little boy however he says that kids get bumps and bruises and it's part of growing up. Fair enough, however if he's getting hurt like this before he can walk, can I expect him to come home with broken bones and worse because of the lack of attention and care from his father to protect him from danger?
Some feedback would be appreciated because although my son has his little falls and bumps when in my care, I'm always at hand to catch him (or block whatever item is in his way) to prevent injuries and hurtful accidents.
Is it just a 'Dad thing' to be less careful or do I have concerns?
Thanks and regards,