DD 7 months has learnt to crawl and pull to standing, and is using everything she can find to pull up on.
About 15mins before bedtime she tried to pull up on a square table leg and fell forwards bashing her head on the edge (sharpish).
Cue some screaming (although not too much) and a red area / lump on her forehead. I can clearly see the line where it hit the edge.
She seems ok - had her bath, bedtime feed and fell asleep feeding (which happens 50% of the time anyway) 15mins later.
She wasn't unconscious, hasn't been sick and no other worrying signs, BUT she was tired (pretty sure tired, not drowsy - rubbing eyes etc), altho it did happen at bedtime.
Naturally I'm worried but not sure what to do. Is it ok to let her sleep? Should I wake her in a bit and check her (but if so, how would I know what normal drowsiness from being woken up from her sleep, compared with head injury drowsiness)
Hiya. just replied to let you know someone was reading. Sorry I dont really have a definitive answer for you. But if you dont check on her often you are just going to worry. I am sure she is fine as like you said no vomiting or anything. I would check on her regularly and if you are really worried bring her down with you.
I know that is not much help but though I would let you know someone is listening. even if it is a paranoid first time mum!
Hi MrsMong, have you had a drink to calm yourself yet? Try arnica, creams or pillules to reduce the bruising. Did she throw up any of her bedtime feed? If not, good. Does she usually wake during the night? If so, watch her pupils when you turn light on - if they contract as usual then she will most likely be fine.
Then brace yourself - she has got lots of falls to come!
Thanks Yorky - we're good today. The lump has virtually disappeared and all that's left is a small red mark - no black eye as I'd feared!
Pupils were fine and she's pretty much been her usual active self today! She's had a couple of subdued moments - including a short 10min nap on my shoulder which is almost unheard of these days, but then bounced back (literally!!) to her crawling and climbing antics!