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Hit newborn's head - reassurance needed!

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Daffodil1210 Sun 05-Jul-15 23:34:37

I was just BFing my DS (6 weeks old) when I got up to kill a spider in our bedroom wall (wish I'd now just woken DH up to do so!!) and accidentally bashed the top of DS's head on the chest of drawers and now I feel awful!!! He didn't even flinch but I'm now paranoid that I hit the soft spot on his head and have done some damage.

Has anyone else done something similar and their child been OK? Should I be concerned?! Having first parent paranoia - gahhhh!

junemami Sun 05-Jul-15 23:44:28

My 3 yo picked up the newborn then dropped her head first onto stone floor (as I was running towards them, but too late) she was fine. Sounds like it didn't even register with him. Think most ppl have accidentally caught kids heads when going through doorways etc (have certainty read similar threads on here) so don't beat yourself up. Things to look out for: altered conscious level, vomiting, different pupils, intractable crying (I know with a newborn its not easy to tell but you know what's normal for your baby). If things seem very abnormal get him checked out, but I would think it very unlikely.

weechops Sun 05-Jul-15 23:45:20

He'll be fine, honestly. It won't be the last time you bash his head either but the first time is always gut churning smile
Seriously though, if he didn't even flinch then you wouldn't have done any damage in all likelihood. If you still feel anxious you could always mention it to your health visitor but try not to worry.
Congratulations on squishy newborn snuggles. Jealous! smile

Daffodil1210 Sun 05-Jul-15 23:58:04

Thank you for your responses and reassurance! smile I've got the 6 week check with the doctor tomorrow and health visitor too so I may mention it if he doesn't seem his usual self.... He's currently snoozing away here on me so nothing unusual at the moment!

Thank you again! I'm hoping I won't be too paranoid tonight now (well no more than usual...)

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