Walking

Natasha - posted on 06/25/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son just started walking and he bangs his head on everything. He has some little bruises on his head and i am afraid that people will think that i beat him. i dont know what to do when people asking me how he got the bruises cuz everytime i tell them exactly what happen they look at me like i hit him i dont know what to do. help!!!

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Christina - posted on 06/29/2011

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if people look at you funny then they aren't worth talking to, my little girl started walking at 10 months and needless to say she was super wobbly and got bumps and bruises everywhere, but that's how they learn right :) now she is almost a year old and is almost running around the house

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Jeta - posted on 07/12/2011

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Use butter straight after he bangs somewhere if u use butter in that few seconds the bruises woulnd't come...and dont worry about people sometimes they can be rude...

Emily - posted on 07/09/2011

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My son just turned 1 this week and has been walking confidently for about 2 weeks with only occasional falls, but the previous month was full of falls, whacks, bumps and bruises. I tried my best to minimise the falling and the bumping but accidents happen. I did see on the net you can but baby head bumpers/helmets which I almost bought. I then just barricaded off out lounge room (which is carpeted) and got rid of all sharp corners etc so he had a fairly safe place to learn to walk. Its amazing how quickly they get good at it if allowed to practice without us hovering over them ready to catch them whenever they wobble (which I was doing until he became a little more balanced). But I do know what you mean about going out in public with a baby with bruises over their head...you do feel a little worried what people are thinking, but any other mum will understand and it is definitely normal.

Lynette - posted on 07/07/2011

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My son has been walking for just over a month and he doesn't understand that when he first walked under the dining table was small than he is now, so he ends up banging his head on the table now, he doesn't cry just looks at the table as if to say you never used to be that low lol.. But on the note of bruises all babies get bruises whether its when they are crawling and crawl into things or when they are walking and falling over or try and walk under something that they don't realise the height or lose their balance... Its all very normal for children to get bumps and bruises. I think any mom would say that. It happens no one can help it its normal,

Natasha - posted on 07/06/2011

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thank you everyone. ya my son like to walk into walls and doors so that is where he gets the rest of bruises but mostly from walking and falling and smacking his head on think

User - posted on 07/02/2011

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Don't worry. My baby likes to bangs his head too. Sometime he use his bottle to hit himself if it make a noise he is so happy.

Dana - posted on 07/02/2011

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My oldest son(now 17) seemed to have a black eye every time we had to go to the er. It will pass and everyone with a child has been through this phase. Some kids are worse than others, he was THE worse. I was 18 and worried myself to death about the exact same thing, no worries.

Christy - posted on 07/01/2011

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Doctors (and other professionals) know that kids get bruises all the time. They know what bruises are normal and what look suspicious. Bruises along the bones are normal. Bruises in other places aren't as common and result of injuries, whether abuse or accidents. My 3 kids seem to get bruises all the time, but they like to wrestle with each other and run through the house and fall down.

Kendra - posted on 06/29/2011

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I have 3 boys one girl my boys always seem to have bruises from all kinds of things people need to understand boys will be boys and kids are always getting bruises there is nothing you can do to stop it the older they get the more they get when I was a kid i had them from my head to my feet and its just normal for kids . its called letting your kid be a kid a lot of people forget to do that.

Brigitte - posted on 06/28/2011

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I agree they don't need to be told anything. My son is doing the same. It's all part of learning to walk :)

Jaclyn - posted on 06/28/2011

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I would simply tell people " he learned how to walk." Period. You don't have to tell people exactly what happened.

Maria - posted on 06/27/2011

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we have hard wood and our sone was constantly bumping his head so we took a piece of memory foam and wrapped it around his forehead. it didnt look pretty but if you google baby head protector there are hats and helmets you can get that might look better. the one website i found was www.thudguard.com

Ricki Lee - posted on 06/27/2011

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If they are cruising, they are bruising. That is what I was told when I would worry about my little ones.

Charlotte - posted on 06/26/2011

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I agree with kim, my girl keeps gets bumps and bruises there just trying to learn and grow.

User - posted on 06/26/2011

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you dont need to do anything hun.If people arent smart enough to understand that a baby learning to walk is gonna get lots of bumps and bruises then they dont deserve an explination!!! when my little one started standing by herself she kept falling and one day she bumped her face on my bed and ended up with a black eye! i felt awful about it but it happens and you cant wrap them in cotten wool its how they learn! just ignore these ignorent people!

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