falling over/ first stage of walking

Kate - posted on 05/28/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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my 6 and a half month old had decided he can pull himself up on furniture and will either kneel or stand, but he sometimes forgets to hold on. a couple of times he has hit his head on the tiles will he be ok? or is there anything i should know?

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Jen - posted on 06/04/2009

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My son totally did the name thing and we have hardwood floors also. I just learned to keep a couple of blankets on the floor where he was playing and it seemed to help soften the blow. He stopped falling over really soon but now my main concern is that the monkey is going to try crawling out of his crib! The stinker has already managed (at 12 months), so scale up half the side of the crib and tries hanging over the side! :o)

Kate - posted on 06/04/2009

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thank you all so much you have made me feel heeps better. i did end up taken him to the gp but he said he look just fine. few! mind you he has fallin 2 more times and now has learnt to hold on.

oh and Alley i actually did go and buy some of those foam puzzels and its great its extended the mat he plays on and he thinks there cool too.

we have hit a new downfall now he isnt drinking or eating. kids, we certainly cant ever say we are bored.lol

xxox k

Abby - posted on 05/28/2009

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my son was the same, and there's nothing u can do to stop them bumping about! it's not nice to see, but as said by louise keep an eye on him. if he seems tired, or is sicky or unusually lethargic then get him checked. but seriously my son has hit his head on everything, but they bounce back. xx

Guggie - posted on 05/28/2009

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I think the signs to look for are:



-Excessive and immediate sleepiness

-Imbalance/wobbliness/can't reach out and grab something like he used to be able to

-Swelling that disfigures the face

-Dilation issues

-bleeding other than a small shallow cut





My daughter is doing the same thing and I just try to keep her on the carpet.

Rachel - posted on 05/28/2009

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When my son started pulling himself up and falling over he was always bumping his head and Id always panic but my health visitor told me that unless you notice a difference after they've done it,such as sleepiness or they're in a daze,not to worry. I didnt end up with a A&E visit till he started walking and fractured his wrist within 3 weeks of "mastering" it lol

Kelly - posted on 05/28/2009

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Ok ... here's what I know from multiple E.R. visits (I have 2 climbers) and my nursing studies. When they take a fall watch for changes in behavior (i.e. sudden sleepiness, being more uncoordinated than usual...) also look to make sure both eyes are the same. If one eye is more dialated than the other it's time to worry. Bumps to the head are normal with little ones and they're less fragile than one might think. Also is they fall from anything twice their own height the E.R. automatically wants to see them (says every nurse line I've ever had to talk to).

Stephanie - posted on 05/28/2009

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We had mostly hard floors so we got area rugs to put in a lot of places, and when he was playing, we use to put fluffy comforters under him.

Ally - posted on 05/28/2009

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I had the same problem with hard wood floors, not as hard as tiles mind you but i was really scared of him really hurting himself, because he hit his head all the time. I also have this boo-boo bear and it has a lil icecube pack that sticks in the bum of the bear and he loves it when he has a boo boo!!! I went to the dollar store and bought many foam puzzle pieces and depending on how big the area is it worked very well. I had my son out in the living room with me all the time and had no carpets so i put the puzzle pieces out their and when he got older i moved them to his room where he plays alone sometimes! Worked great for me, you should try it!
Hope I helped hun!!

Deidre - posted on 05/28/2009

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Babies will knock their heads a LOT while learning to do stuff, whether they should be doing it or not (like... climbing on very unsafe things that can fall over... shouldn't do it but they'll do it anyway and get hurt). As long as he is acting normal he is fine. If you notice him acting more sleepy than normal or more dazed than definitely take him in to get seen as it could be a concussion. I cannot count how many times my daughter has hit her head on our coffee table (luckily never hard enough to break skin) and that's just her head... she's hurt her arms and legs too... my poor daughter lol, she always has bruises and she's only one!

Louise - posted on 05/28/2009

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he should be ok .. just put something slighly cold on the bump... but keep eye on him, ... if u notice a diff in him take him to gp to be on safe side ... my daughter used to do that alot ... but thank god she was fine ..

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