Baby banged head!!!

(8 Posts)
Beautifulbella Tue 29-Dec-15 03:08:32

So my lo is 5months old, yesterday whilst playing on my lap she through herself sideways faking of my lap, she had hit her head on the wall when she fell. I immediately took her to a&e, thankfully she got the clear. Today she was playing. With her new Christmas rattle (this is age appropriate but very hard) my niece dropped the rattle onto my baby's head, not from a high height, but it was a reasonable 30cm high, a bruise and bump appeared straight away, again I took her straight to a&e. I feel absololutely terrible, I'm her mum I should be able to protect her yet she has hurt herself twice in roughly 36 hours. Again she got discharged from hospital with no concerns, but I can't help but worry, she was sick once in the hospital which is very very very unlike her. Do you think I'm overthinking this or should I be more worried? In desperate need of opinions, my partner seems to think she must be ok for the hospital to discharge (esp as I went into the ward a state and demanded she be checked throughly because of the previous injury). Now I feel sick to my stomach and cannot bare the thought of sleep. any thoughts? Do you think I said take her to another a&e centre? Am I worried for no reason?

FastWindow Tue 29-Dec-15 03:13:34

Call 111. They will advise.

Beautifulbella Tue 29-Dec-15 03:18:16

I returned from the hospital at about 12:30pm so we've been back around 2:45hours, and she was sick at the hospital. So I'm not sure if calling them would help because she has seemed fine since the hospital and they checked her for all the symptoms as she had Vommited. So I'm certain 111 will just confirm what the hospital said, I'm really unsure

Atenco Tue 29-Dec-15 03:34:55

If she was sick in the hospital and they checked her out, I imagine she is fine, OP, unless any further symptoms appear. Babies are remarkably resilient and the bump appearing is supposed to be a good sign. My dd had much worse accidents and she is here to tell the tale.

Beautifulbella Tue 29-Dec-15 04:00:45

Sometimes I think it's nice to get other parents opinions etc, it's helps to lessen the worry (although doctors already said she is fine) funny how our minds work.

Pobspits Tue 29-Dec-15 04:00:47

You sound very anxious. It sounds like she is fine. Keep an eye on her but personally I wouldn't be panicking.

Beautifulbella Tue 29-Dec-15 04:13:17

Thank you for the reassurance, I am defiantly an anxious parent, she is also my first so I'm completely new at all of this, and feel as though I have no idea if my own baby is ok and it's a vile feeling

Friendlystories Tue 29-Dec-15 04:25:30

I think half the anxiety is our own guilt, I remember DD falling off our bed when she was about 6 months old, she was fine but I worried for days. Accidents happen and its normal to worry and to feel guilty we 'allowed' them to get hurt but you sound totally aware and capable of keeping an extra eye on her for a day or two and, as she's been checked over, that's probably all that's necessary. The fact that you feel terrible about her being hurt and are still worrying despite taking her to be checked only tells me you're a normal, caring mum and its natural to be anxious when you love them so much but unless you see any further symptoms there's anything wrong I think you can afford to relax a bit and stop beating yourself up. flowers and cake for you and extra cuddles for DD x

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