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My baby fell

(12 Posts)
evansmummy Fri 25-Mar-05 22:10:33

A few weeks ago, he (14 weeks) was lying on my lap ready to feed and i swivelled around to grab the cushion behind me. He fell from my lap onto the floor - it's not very far, about 50 cm, and the floor is carpeted. He screamed for about a minute but then calmed down in my arms and didn't seem to be in any pain. I didn't take him to the hospital as the sofa really isn't very high, and he seemed to be ok. But since then he has been more unsettled than usual, and someone's got me worried that he may have some serious damage. What do you think? I'm terrified...

pupuce Fri 25-Mar-05 22:14:53

These are accidents are quite common... if you are worried though have him checked out either by GP or by a cranial osteopath.
What do you call unsettled?

tiffini Fri 25-Mar-05 22:15:06

he may have just cried due to shock, im'e sure he is fine, ithink there would be clearer signs if something was wrong due to the fall, he is probably unsettled for some other reason ie colic maybe, as long as he did'nt land on his head

QueenEagle Fri 25-Mar-05 22:33:09

Mention it when you next go to see your HV. As someone else has already said you would probably have felt at the time if something serious had been done. When my dd was very small (less than a year) I must have taken her to casualty 3 times when she banged her head. Each time I was told that for any really serious damage to be done a child would have to hit their head really really hard and there would be signs such as floppiness and/or pupils dilating that sort of thing.

ionesmum Fri 25-Mar-05 22:51:21

I'm sure he'll be fine. Poor you, it's so scarey when they are tiny, isn't it?

BadgerBadger Sat 26-Mar-05 02:03:23

Call NHS direct, 0845 46 47, 24 hours. They will be able to talk through what happened and guide you as to what to do next.

IMHO he should be checked out, much better to be safe. My neice suffered serious injuries at 2 and a half months due to a fall from a couch, but TBH it became apparent almost immediately that she was injured (obvious signs of concussion).

Sometimes LO's just go through phases like this , don't worry, don't feel bad. We have all managed to do something similar! Have him checked over and put your mind at rest.

BadgerBadger Sat 26-Mar-05 02:07:45

BTW, how is feeding going now evansmummy? I think we met on your thread in 'feeding' .

dancer77 Sat 26-Mar-05 07:48:54

We were on holiday and My ds was 6 months. He done a double roll (first time he'd ever rolled) off the bed onto a tiled floor. So I know what it's like. The thing is I was playing with him but it all happened so fast. We took him straight to the medical centre - which was interesting trying to communicate in spanish, but they were very good and saw him straight away. They gave him a thorough checkover and he was fine. But I couldn't stop crying for 2 days! I would get him checked out even if it's for your own peace of mind because I know I wouldn't be able to do anything without knowing for definate. But i'm sure he's fine.

evansmummy Sat 26-Mar-05 13:29:21

Well, from your posts, I'm sure Evan's fine. He doesn't have any obvious signs of damage, and maybe he is just unsettled for some other reason. We have an appointment with a cranial osteopath next week, so I'll ask then. BB, feeding is still a nightmare, but I'm just tryong to muddle along til we get to the 6 month mark, tbh. But he was weighed this week and he's put on loads of weight, so he's obviously getting what he needs! I try feeding lying down, sometimes it works sometimes not, but hey, we're half way there... Also, is it normal for little babies to have risges in their skull? So many first time mum worries!! It never stops...

NomDePlume Sat 26-Mar-05 13:34:07

It sounds like he's probably fine. If you are still worried I'd take him down to a&e just to put your mind at rest.

I had a horrid incident with DD when she was 6 weeks old. I was feeding her in her very cramped room on the pc chair (her room was doubling up as the office). The computer keyboard was resting on top of the pc monitor (that's how short of space we were), and I must've caught my elbow in the dangling cable and pulled the keyboard down onto my tiny DD's forehead . I phoned DH (at work) in totak screaming hysterics. She was absolutely fine, just a bit shocked. I was in a worse state than she was !

ionesmum Sat 26-Mar-05 14:44:17

Hi, evansmummy. Hope you and your ds are okay today. You sound like you are doing really well, it's so worrying at first isn't it?

BadgerBadger Sat 26-Mar-05 23:22:18

Evansmummy, ridges are completely normal - as NHS direct assured me during one of my flusters following a bump with DD1! They are known as suture lines, it's just where the plates of LO's skulls join.

I'm so happy for you, to hear that your DS is gaining weight. Sometimes BF babies gain quickly, sometimes slowly, but if he has gained well recently then as you say, he really is getting what he needs .
Have you picked a song? At one point, mine was 'You really got me' by The Kinks! It seemed fitting at the time .

Feel free to CAT me any time re feeding .

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