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    Thanks so much ladies. I think I'll just check her when I wake during the night if I can actually fall asleep. I've been so lucky with her sleeping through, I'm sure I'll turn up to mothers group actually looking exhausted tomorrow and everyone will be pleased! Hahaha.

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    If it makes you feel better -

    My daughter fell of the couch at about 6 weeks, and again at about 12 weeks (deadbeat Mum of the year award goes to...).

    My Mum dropped my sister 3 times, my older brother once (and he fell down a flight of stairs when he escaped out the front door), and my younger brother twice.

    My DP's Mum has confessed to dropping his little brother twice, once on his head, as well as leaving him in his bouncer on the bench and the whole lot fell off (my Mum said this happened to her once too with me).

    No one in my family has broken a bone and we have all grown up and managed to complete various forms of tertiary education and hold down a job so no devastating long term head injuries (well not from being dropped as babies anyway). As others have said it happens to everyone, and maybe it is best it happens when they 'bounce' well.

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    My DP made me laugh, he's one of six children and his mum was pushing his older sister in the pram when she fell out on the footpath and she ran over her in the pram whilst waving to his older brothers who she was picking up from school. Living in a small country town she was talked about for ages. Out of the 6 children his older sister is quite possible a few points off a genius and is a merchant bank director for one of the biggest banks in the world so she did ok, his mum claims she was the only one that was dropped or accidentally dropped. Charlie78 as bad as it sounds, people sharing their baby dropping stories has made me feel better. A good friend of mine with two little girls confessed she's had her girls fall out of bed in the middle of the night while feeding, she said she wasn't proud but it really does happen more than people share. Still keep checking in on her...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie78 View Post
    If it makes you feel better -

    My daughter fell of the couch at about 6 weeks, and again at about 12 weeks (deadbeat Mum of the year award goes to...).

    My Mum dropped my sister 3 times, my older brother once (and he fell down a flight of stairs when he escaped out the front door), and my younger brother twice.

    My DP's Mum has confessed to dropping his little brother twice, once on his head, as well as leaving him in his bouncer on the bench and the whole lot fell off (my Mum said this happened to her once too with me).

    No one in my family has broken a bone and we have all grown up and managed to complete various forms of tertiary education and hold down a job so no devastating long term head injuries (well not from being dropped as babies anyway). As others have said it happens to everyone, and maybe it is best it happens when they 'bounce' well.
    Ps. Not dead beat mum at all. Thank you for sharing.

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    Default Re: How often would you check and how would you check?

    My DSD 'fell' off her change table which was set to really high up (her BM is very talk). She has also fallen out of her pram apparently. I don't know, none were on my watch... Although my DP admitted he had her on the couch and she crawled off head first :-\. She is fine now though. 3 yrs old and developmentally fine. She has broken her leg once, apparently tripping over her aunts makeup case... Not sure if this is the truth or not (it wouldn't surprise me if she was jumping on her bed or on a trampoline or something). She can be very cheeky at times.

    You are not a bad mother. I'm just dreading the day it happens to me with my bub...

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    Default How often would you check and how would you check?

    My ds first rolled off my feeding chair at 4 months... I didn't see it as I had my back turned, he fell about 40 cm and I felt so so very guilty but he wasn't really rolling at that stage... Or so I thought. And he fell out of his cot once when he pulled himself up on the low rail and the weight of his head tipped him over... Maybe about 8 months? He bit his lip that time. Those times it was my fault for not taking the necessary precautions... But he's fine. At 14 months he was being cheeky and jumped on the couch... Landed wrong and fell off.... Trip to emergency with a broken collarbone. Hasn't slowed him down and he's 3 1/2 now... We have all been there OP and we all come out the other side just fine

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    Hi (not so) Blissful Mama , don't feel bad- most babies at that age would have little chance of rolling or wriggling off the couch. She must be an active one!

    I'll never forget when that happened to me- I dashed down to the kitchen to wash a dummy, leaving bub on a lounge chair. At the age he was, he'd only EVER rolled to the left, never the right, and I'd propped a pillow on his left hand side and was about 30 seconds out of the room. Half way back- the thud and screams. I couldn't believe he chose that moment to learn to roll to the right, plus he was sleeping when I left him.

    It does give you a shock and I couldn't stop apologising to him, either. I felt so bad as I had a feeling it might happen, but I didn't want to wake him and left him there anyway.

    As the others have said, wouldn't wake bub when you check. As my mother in law says, it's sacriledge to wake a sleeping baby! As long as breathing is regular, bub is not floppy or lethargic, she'll be just fine. A couch is not terribly high, and they are robust, resilient little creatures. They are also rubbery- there's a good reason while little bones are so elastic, and babies relax when they fall.

    I hope you get over the shock soon, it probably hurt you more than it did her.

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    My dd fell off the couch when she was about 2 months old I think. She was sitting propped up in the corner of the couch and she couldn't move I thought (she was awake). I turned around to get something from a basket 2m away and then I heard a thud and as I turned I saw her sliding head first off the couch in slow motion. She was fine (after screaming), I was not. She's now 13.5 months old and has long forgotten her fall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post

    I don't mean to offend you, but how fast were you driving when you managed to get 70k's away in 25 mins? If you had an accident, things could have been much much worse.. i would call an ambulance next time. I know it's hard not to panic, but please remember there are others and yourselves on the road when doing such speeds..

    Hope your little one is all good!
    This, but so much more politely than I would've said it. 70km's in 25 minutes?? If you had ploughed into my car while driving like a hysterical lunatic late at night, I don't think your excuse of "oh but my baby rolled off the lounge" would've cut it. Not that any of us would likely be alive after a collision at that speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    This, but so much more politely than I would've said it. 70km's in 25 minutes?? If you had ploughed into my car while driving like a hysterical lunatic late at night, I don't think your excuse of "oh but my baby rolled off the lounge" would've cut it. Not that any of us would likely be alive after a collision at that speed.
    Yeah, its bern covered. OP has acknowledged she shouldn't have been driving. No need to flog a dead horse.

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