I NEED HELP..... my 7 month old just rolled off of my bed onto the floor! Should I be Worried?

Jessioca - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 7 month old rolled from my bed onto the floor.... I heard a very loud boom & him whining... i ran over with his diaper (which is the reason i left him anyways) and picked him up & he was fine... no bumps or bruises or anything so far! he can still sit up & play & turn his head and everything... he is asleep now (he fell at 9:48am and it is now 11:50)... I have tried calling my doctor 2 times now & left messages and nooone is answering me... im so worried, maybe he has internat damage???

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Ashley - posted on 05/02/2013

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I read a comment about first aid regarding when a baby falls.
The information stated is incorrect; when a baby falls and hit his head, first aid is very different. You check for signs of a concussion like usual, but you DO NOT try to stop them from falling asleep. Usually, they will try to fall asleep immediately afterwards. If you try to stop them, you can cause further damage to their brains because their brain is still developing. Sleep repairs our bodies.

Your baby should be crying after the fall (and hit on their heads), but if they cry for a long period of time (such as nonstop for 30+ mins), they need to be taken to the ER.

If baby fell from more than three feet, they should be taken to the ER.

I took first aid, but this was not covered (and usually is not typical material covered) in class. This information is formulated through research and doctor insight. The skulls of babies are deliberately thicker than usual during these stages due to the chances of these kinds of events occurring (or falling and hitting head when trying to walk, for example). Nine times out of ten, (just read all the forum responses from baby falls on Google) the baby does not experience any significant damage or internal bleeding.

I hope that helped and cleared some things up for you! (And anyone that stumbles upon this thread in the future).

Kawaiiana - posted on 06/16/2010

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no you shouldn't worry he will more than likely be fine. as long as he can still play and is not laying around groggy he will be ok. my 3 month old fell off the bedd and she was only 13oz from being labled as a premmy so she was very small and fragile. babies are a lot stronger than we give them credit for. just watch him.

ABIGAIL - posted on 06/07/2010

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THIS HAPPENED TO MY SON AT AROUND THE SAME AGE WITH THE DIFFERENCE THAT MY ROOM HAS TILE FLOOR. AT FIRST I LOOKED TO SEE IF HE WAS ACTING NORMAL AND HE WAS! HE HAD A RED SPOT ON HIS HEAD AND I RUBBED VICKS VAPOR RUB ON IT AND IT WENT AWAY. HES BEEN PERFECTLY FINE SINCE ! I JUST FEEL A LITTLE GUILTY BECAUSE I KNOW ITS SOMETHING I COULD HAVE PREVENTED BUT THANK GOD EVERYTHING IS OKAY AND I HOPE YOUR BABY IS FINE AS WELL.

Linda - posted on 06/09/2010

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He should be fine. My son has done the samething @ 10months. My son woke up in the middle of the nite before I got home ( I work 2nd shift. 2:15pm-1:30am) and when I walked thur the door I heard a noise and he ahd rolled out of bed. Myhusband brought him down stairs to me. He was fine. He is now 20 months old.

Catherine - posted on 06/07/2010

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kids bounce. I have 4 girls, aged 9-3.
I have watched (horrified) as my eldest, then 16mth old rolled off a 5 foot retaining wall to smack onto the hard-packed dirt with embedded rocks. Rushed to the hospital, full check-over, x-ray and all. She was completely fine.
Because they can't predict what is going to happen, they don't tense in anticipation of impact, which actually results in far less injuries.
Honestly, they bounce.

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Rita - posted on 06/16/2010

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as a first aider, they say that as long as u have observed him for up to an hour after a bump to the head, he should be fine. my son has hit his head many times, and he always seems to do it when hes feeling tired and ready for bed, so i have to keep him up for an hour longer to make sure. keep calling the doc, but hell be fine. dont let him sleep too long and keep checking on him.

Cristal - posted on 06/08/2010

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If he shows no sign he should be ok this happen to my son when he was smaller...

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There would be discolouration and he would not be willing to sit, turn play etc if there was internal bleeding.

My husband dropped our son from a short distance (was lifting him out of the carrier in a tired stupor and our son was just starting to become very squirmy and he slipped out of my husband's hands and back into the carrier). I think we were more traumatized by it then our son who after crying for a minute, snuggled back up to Mommy and went to sleep. He was perfectly fine.

Keep calling your doctor just to be sure, but unless he is action differently from his normal behaviour, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Allison - posted on 06/07/2010

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Your doctor should have good advice for you, but in the meantime, just keep an eye out for any irregular behavior such as holding an arm or leg funny, sleeping way more than usual, not eating or drinking at all, painful screaming crying, eyes not following or focusing. My little sis fell off the bed at that age, and got a small fracture in her arm. It was obvious pretty quickly, because my mom could tell it was hurting her and she wouldn't put any weight on it. But even that healed and she was fine every since :) It's natural to worry, but if he is acting fine and normal, then most likely nothing got hurt.

Sara - posted on 06/07/2010

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both of my children hav fallen off the bed at some point and thank goodness they were both fine just keep a close eye on him babies are very bouncy try not to worry

Jessy - posted on 06/07/2010

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my son has rolled off the bad a few times and had fell head 1st on the side .. as long as ur baby cried and can still do everything that he can do it should be alright. go ahead and wake him up if you are concerned and keep him awake to watch him... but i honestly think he will be fine.

Heather - posted on 06/07/2010

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Hopefully he is fine. This did happen when my little brother was about that age. there is a 13 yr difference between us and he fell off the bed and hit the floor. it scared me so bad but it didnt hurt him. It seriously scared and upset me more than him.

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