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    Default 7.5 month old constantly bumping his head

    My almost 8 month old son is always on the go. He's crawling rolling and pulling himself up on the lounge. He is constantly bumping his head hard enough to make him cry and I'm getting worried as it's occurring at least once a day.
    When he is in his cot (either to go to sleep, or if I've put him there to leave the room for a while) he will roll around (bump his head but won't cry) and then sit up and often he will fall over bumping his head on the side. Also when he is playing on the lounge room floor (carpet) he will sit up and fall over too quick for us to grab him and scream. Today it happened when he pulled himself up against the lounge.
    His screams never last too long although he does sob for a little bit afterwards and he is never inconsolable after a minute or so.
    So I guess I'm just wondering if anyone else has been through this, is it okay, should I be worried, should I wrap his head in bubble wrap etc.. !!

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    This is going to sound silly but with my first I used to put a beanie or hat on his head when he was first learning and bumping it constantly, it worked really well to cushion the blow a little and the added bonus is none of my kids have ever fussed about wearing hats as they've always worn them

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsIsMe View Post
    This is going to sound silly but with my first I used to put a beanie or hat on his head when he was first learning and bumping it constantly, it worked really well to cushion the blow a little and the added bonus is none of my kids have ever fussed about wearing hats as they've always worn them
    Sounds like it may work!! I'll have to try it out when it's not over 35 degrees :-)

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    My DS1 started walking at 10 months and he just fell over so much, he had bruises on his forehead permanently for months! Obviously not ideal, but I'm not sure what you can do to prevent it.

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    [QUOTE=Qrazelna;8051266]Sounds like it may work!! I'll have to try it out when it's not over 35 degrees :-)[/


    Do you not have air con? 35 degrees inside would melt me lol They do quickly learn to hold their heads up from the ground I've found too

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    [QUOTE=MrsIsMe;8051374]
    Quote Originally Posted by Qrazelna View Post
    Sounds like it may work!! I'll have to try it out when it's not over 35 degrees :-)[/


    Do you not have air con? 35 degrees inside would melt me lol They do quickly learn to hold their heads up from the ground I've found too
    We don't have air con unfortunately. It's not too bad inside but when it's 35 outside we don't want to wear something on you're head :-) DS pretty much just lives in a singlet and nappy.
    I'm hoping that he will start to learn!!! DF is becoming so so concerned!

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    My 8 and a half month old is the same. He just started crawling the last few days and getting around everywhere and he over balances and bumps his head. He now has two bruises on his forehead

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    Oh gosh I'm glad he doesn't have bruises yet I can't imagine the kind of freak out I would be doing if that was the case. He's mostly bopping the back of his head


 

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