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    Default My DD fell :(

    I'm just after some advise please. 5 minutes ago my 7 month old DD fell off my bed on to our timber floating floor. Please don't tell me how bad a parent I am. I already know

    Should I be rushing her to the hospital? She cried for about a minute and has since been smiling and acting normal. I can see a slight red mark on her head where the impact obviously was

    Should I watch for anything? I'm freaking out

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    You're not a bad person! These things happen all the time

    She seems fine. She cried as soon as it happened, which is good. Just keep an eye on her, if there's anything out of character or she's not eating normally etc. take her to hospital but I doubt it'll get to that!

    I think you're also supposed to rouse them after sleeping for an hour to make sure they're asleep and not unconscious but if she's bouncing around and her usual self I wouldn't worry. Babies are so resilient!

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    Default My DD fell :(

    She's got a googie egg forming

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    Default Re: My DD fell :(

    Massive hugs! Just look out for drowsiness and vomitting, Im sure shes fine though My DS rolled off our bed in between the wall and frame at 7 months (we had moved it slightly to use the power point) he was screaming and his mouth was bleeding a lot...I was a wreck I understand exactly how you feel but please dont feel like a bad mother, these things happen Chances are she is fine if shes bouncing around and being her usual self

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    Default My DD fell :(

    Your not a bad parent AT ALL! It has happened to all of us at some stage

    If she hit her head, keep an eye out for things like unfocused eyes, vomiting and drowsiness. Although if she is smiling and acting normal, chances are she's totally fine. If you're concerned in anyway take her to the GP or call the Health hotline (the number is in your blue book).

    When my DD was around the same age she fell off the couch onto terra-cotta tiles! Then when she was around 12 months old and walking, I told her to "hurry" into my bedroom where I was waiting to dress her. She tripped and fell onto the corner of the timber bedframe and split her eyebrow - my gosh I felt so terrible. Your DD will have a few tumbles, wait till she's walking, and then running and climbing!!

    Try not to freak out, and treat yourself to a glass of wine when she goes to bed

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    Firstly, you're NOT a bad mother. This happens to us all....

    I remember my son falling backwards off the couch, about the same age, when I walked away and he was sleeping. Oh god, the panic!!

    A big egg is actually a GOOD thing - it means no swelling on the inside of her head. I would worry if she had a dent/hollow on her head, that means it's all on the inside. See if you can put a little bit of cool ice on her head, but if she's smiling/happy/eyes focussing I would think she's fine. Just monitor her and if she's randomly sleepy or not responding, I'd firstly call 13 Health and see what they say, and maybe visit your doc if you're concerned.

    Don't worry - you've survived their first accident!!

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    Default My DD fell :(

    She'd just woken from a 2 hour nap so no sleep needed for a while thankfully. She's completely happy thank god. But I'll still watch her closely.

    Thanks for being so kind. I don't feel I deserve it

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    I've at this gig for almost 19 years Kids fall. You are a great mum, a bad mum would care that she fall. You are doing all the right things, just keep a eye on her.

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    Default My DD fell :(

    Hugs to you it's awful when they hurt themselves! Don't blame yourself it happens to all of us. Lots of extra kisses and cuddles with Mummy always does the trick here ;-)

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    Default Re: My DD fell :(

    My DD fell at 11m. He cried, went pale and floppy then started throwing up. He had moderate concussion but very scary! He falls a lot so now I'm like if he's smiling it'd all good!
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