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Baby falling and banging head on floor

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EyeballsintheSky Sun 17-Aug-08 18:50:54

My 7mo DD is at the stage where she is pulling herself up on the furniture, moving around it and getting into everything. But at least once a day she falls and hits the back of her head. Obviously I keep an eye on her and sweep in to rescue her when she looks a bit unstable but I don't always get there in time.

We have wooden floors so I did go out last night and buy a huge rug that covers most of the living room floor but she still fell today.

I know there's not much I can do to prevent it, short of keeping her in her cot all day but my mother thinks all these bangs on the head will really harm her. She yells for a minute and is then fine but I'm really worried and don't know how best to protect her. Any tips or thoughts would be gratefully received.


PortAndLemon Sun 17-Aug-08 18:52:46

They all do it and they all get through it OK. You don't need to be worried (I think there was a PFB parent on MN once who put their baby in a helmet, but other posters laughed at them disagreed with that approach).

onepieceoflollipop Sun 17-Aug-08 18:53:13

Definitely the rug is a good idea. Also if you have hard floor at the bottom of the stairs imo it is vital to have some sort of soft landing there.

I would imagine that the rug will minimise the problem to a large extent.

Btw she could easily fall back in her cot and bang against the bars so nowhere is really safe unless you restrain her, which I would advise against!

onepieceoflollipop Sun 17-Aug-08 18:53:42

rofl rather surprised at the helmet.

EyeballsintheSky Sun 17-Aug-08 18:55:56

Oh and in case you didn't guess, she is PFB wink blush I did sarcastically suggest a helmet to my mother but I was only joking, honestly!

I guess what I needed to know is that they all do it. Thanks

charchargabor Sun 17-Aug-08 18:56:14

My DD is 1, and had a short stage of doing this when she first started pulling up. It doesn't last long, as they learn how to land on their bottoms instead quite quickly IME. I really wouldn't worry about it, their heads are pretty tough! It's not caused DD any lasting harm. smile

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