At just 2.4 my ds has managed to break my nose this evening, Purely by accident of course. But they dont tell you about that happening in the toddler books.
I actually blame dh for tickling him at the time and causing him to throw his head back into my nose.
Now need to wait ten days or so for swelling to go down before the hospital see if they need to do anything.
ds will of course be mortified bless him in the morning.
anyone else ever ended up at a&e with a toddler related injury?
Poor you tizzwhizz - icepacks and ibuprofen for the pain maybe?
I sympathise - when DD was about 9 months she scratched me right across my eyeball. I had to go to A & E where they draw a diagram of the laceration stretching diagonally across my eyeball including my pupil. I had to wear a patch for 3 weeks and it hurt like hell!
They certainly don't give you a heads up with stuff like this do they?
It should be in the books. After the bit about how fontanelles aren't as vulnerable as they seem they should add 'and once your precious little baby's skull has knitted together into a nice solid toddler's skull it will be made of the hardest substance known to mankind, harder even than diamond AND SIGNIFICANTLY HARDER THAN ANY BONES YOU MAY POSSESS'.
I think DD nearly broke my nose a few weeks ago - there was a crunch, and stars, and crying. Of course within about 30 seconds I was having to comfort her.
You have made me feel a lot better. A broken leg! omg. I also have to agree with the paper cut thing they are one of the worst especially on the eye that must be driving you insane.
And your poor dh tongue - I think that is worse than my nose at least I can still eat.
Think maybe a group of us mumsnetters should write a book on the hidden dangers, with emergency treatment advise for injuries caused by a toddler. Also dangerous activity listings eg playing horsey, tickling etc.
DS was a little upset this morning kept asking if it was his fault wouldnt accept an accident. Told him it was mummy and daddys fault, daddy for tickling, mummy for getting her head in the way.
Your absolutely right baby at what point do their heads become equivalent to a sledgehammer?
Breaking news: swimming this morning, DD went to jump off the side into DH's arms, but didn't far enough, so to save her breaking her back on the side, he threw himself backwards, only it was just his top half then went back, his feet slid forwards into the side of the pool. He is now refusing to even call NHS Direct to see IF his toes are broken whether A&E could do anything, but has retired to bed with two Nurofen. He won't get much peace though, I think DD has just gone to check on him (aka bounce on him, and do more damage).