Please don't criticise me, but my DS who is almost 9 months flipped out of his cot this morning. He is absolutely fine, and only cried for about a minute after I picked him up. Luckily he fell on the side where I had some toys and blankets which broke his fall. Once he was settled I felt him all over and not a scratch!
My heart broke and I felt sooo stupid for not lowering his cot sooner. He only started pushing himself up to sit last week and hasn't yet started crawling on his hands and knees so I had no idea that he would be able to pull himself up. He literally did it overnight! I'm scared I'm not going to be able to sleep from worrying about him in there tonight.
I think cots should come with a warning to lower them at 6 months regardless of the skill level of the baby. He is my first child and I had no idea he was capable of doing that.
He also fell while sitting on the floor and bumped his lip on a set of drawers. He has a red mark from that - I was sitting right next to him and he just fell before I had a chance to grab him. I feel like I am a terrible mother for not protecting my son from being hurt. Poor little thing When he sits up himself, he sometimes forgets that there is nothing behind him and just falls. I've seen other babies kind of curl into a ball and they just kind of roll back. But my DS just goes 'smack!' straight back. I have got to constantly watch him and make sure I put blankets etc behind him, but sometimes he does things so quickly.
I know there are going to more bumps and falls, but I just hate it when he hurts himself.