Falling 9 Month Old :0(

Erin - posted on 02/06/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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So...is it bad if he is sitting up and falls backwards and hits his head on the floor. We have a rug down in our living room, but the floor underneath is hardwood. HE cries for like a minute and then goes back to doing what he does best..playing...

Can falling on your head to much do damage?? This might sound like a dumb question...I supervise him all the time but everyone keeps telling me that babies are gonna fall....and thats that...but it freaks me out..lol

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Mandii - posted on 02/06/2010

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If you are concerned for what ever reason, pop down to ur GP or give them a call, Im sure they wouldnt have any problems answering some questions so you are more relaxed and relieved from the worry.

It can injure them, theres no denying that, but you also need to remember as he grows and learns new little tricks he is going to have alot of bumps and bruises. My daughter had a fall off our bed when she was about 6 months old. I took her to the hospital out of fear that she had a concussion (she didnt thank god). Whilst there the Peadiatric Dr had told me that babies heads are designed for falls (the soft spot is there to help relieve pressure, swelling etc a baby might sustain from a fall as well as being there to help the baby fit through the birth canal). If he is carrying on with what he is doing straight after, then I wouldnt be too concerned, but if his behaviour changes or if he looses conciousness or doesnt cry straight away after a fall Id take him straight to the emergency room to be checked over. Thats just a few things the hospital told me, I hope it helps you.

Remember if in doubt go to a dr or hospital!

Nikki - posted on 02/06/2010

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my son is complete accident prone so we bought those foam mats they do wonders and it doesnt hurt him at all, obviously i watch him but now that he is climbing things and crusing i have to allow him some freedom.... they are really tthick and comfy alot better then the carpet

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Jessica - posted on 02/06/2010

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Putting the Boppy around him or putting regular pillows around is a wonderful idea. You could also try sitting behind him or sitting him on a folded up blanket so its nice and cushy. I worry about my son tipping over and even if I am sitting right there looking right at him and he's surrounded by pillows he still tips over sometimes. Is it dangerous for him to hit his head? Yes, but you do what you can to keep him from falling over and no matter what you do/put around him he will tip or fall down sometimes. Tipping over from a sitting position every once in a while on a soft surface won't cause any last effects.

Theresa - posted on 02/06/2010

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Babies fall over when they're sitting all the time. It's not that big of deal. If it concerns you try sitting him in a boppy type pilloe, that way if he falls over it's soft. Or you can put a regular pillow behind him for a soft landing. The falling over is how they learn to get their balance.

Jane - posted on 02/06/2010

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yes it can...it could cause seizures whether now or later.....anytime we hit our head, we run a risk of hurting our brain.....his little brain is developing right now, and you sure dont want anything to interfer with that........when i have little ones around like that, i always sat them with their back to the couch for support, and would put pillows around so if the did fall it would not hurt them........also, i found that the boppy pillows were good for sitting them in to help them gain more control of sitting alone......i always tell people, would it hurt you? if you answer yes, then it will hurt them too.....good luck...

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