Very concerned young mother.

Briana - posted on 07/18/2015 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My one month old baby has fallen off the bed twice now: the first time was when he was 3 weeks old, and and the fall was at a much high distance; since then the wooden boards supporting my mattress and box spring broke. So my box spring is sitting on the floor and the mattress is on top of that, and that's the distance he fell if the second time. Both times he fell, he cried instantly, which they say is a good sign. But how do I know if something is wrong with him that I can my physically see?? Please help.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/20/2015

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Its time to quit co sleeping, for one. Its also time for a full physical. Your child could have unseen complications due to the two falls in such a short period of time.
Sorry to be harsh, my dear, but you need to wake up and be more responsible and attentive.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/20/2015

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Briana, may I respectfully point out that we can only read what you post, not the rest of what's in your mind.
You never mentioned breastfeeding and falling asleep, you said your kid had fallen off of your bed twice. That could be because of a plethora of reasons.

Briana - posted on 07/20/2015

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For everyone bashing me for "co-sleeping," I'm not. I'm breast feeding, and I happened to fall asleep from exhaustion. I'm getting up in the middle of the night alone, this is my first child, and I'm still new at this. So everyone telling me I'm not doing my job, shame on you. You don't know me personally, you don't see the way I mother and care for my child, and you don't know the full extent of what happened. So instead of tearing me down, ask. Yes I know I made a terrible mistake by falling asleep at 2 in the morning while breast feeding; trust me, I know. I've already beaten myself up over it. And his pediatrician knows already. Thanks for the help.

Sarah - posted on 07/20/2015

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If your baby fell a distance of three or four feet at 3 weeks, you should have taken him to the doctor. Babies fall, and we are all human. Why don't you try a bassinet in the room with you or a crib instead of trying to co-sleep. If you do push the mattress against the wall and put him between you and the wall, make 100% sure he can't slip down into the tiny space between the mattress and the wall! That could been disastrous! Crying instantly is only a good sign that your baby did not hit his head hard enough to lose consciousness, not a sign that he is ok. He could have a concussion, retinal hemorrhage or a neck injury. What is done is done, but you have got to be more careful!

Dove - posted on 07/18/2015

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All of my kids have fallen off the bed, so I know what that is like... but twice at only a month old? Why is he being left so close to the edge of the bed and where are you/what are you doing during this time?

If it's while you are bed sharing and asleep... get a side sleeper... or have the bed up against the wall (w/ no space at all) and have him be on that side. If it is while you are awake... there is no excuse for this to keep happening other than you not doing your job.

I am sorry if this is harsh, but it never should have happened the second time.

Jodi - posted on 07/18/2015

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As Michelle said, maybe, if you are in bed with him and he is falling, you shouldn't have him in bed with you. You are endangering your child. Get a crib. Alternatively, you need to put up a suitable and safe barrier on your bed. Or sleep together on a mattress on the floor.

Michelle - posted on 07/18/2015

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Then maybe you shouldn't have him in bed with you. It's your job to protect him, not let him keep falling off the bed.

Michelle - posted on 07/18/2015

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If you are ever concerned about your child you should go to the doctor. Concussion is hard to diagnose in an infant.
I hope you have now learned NOT to put your baby on the bed unattended.

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