She currently has a massive bruise on one side of her forehead and a bad cut on the other side. I feel like I'm not keeping her safe! Is there a way to let her learn to walk/run without so many disasters?
I think it is quite common. I wanted to get my daughter one of those little baby helmets but my husband wouldn't let me! But in all seriousness it does get better, and just try and baby proof the house the best you can.
my 23month old still does it. It drives me mad and can trip over his own feet walking in a straight line. At least 1/2dozen bumps a day and now sporting a chipped tooth . I was seriously getting worried about him and was even watching his feet when he walks convinced there is something wrong with his legs/feet. At least he hasn't cut his head open needing a&e yet like ds1 did!
Happened as a fairly long stage here with dd1 - was a nightmare , learnt the bumped head guides off by heart , no photos of her "unmarked" in that period. Get some steri strips for emergencies and try not to panic when you get the first bleeding head wound
My dd2 26 months is dreadful for constantly tripping over her own feet. We began to think she had sight problems until she pointed out a red tractor to me that was two fields away and parked in front of a brick barn so that I could hardly see it! We now think she's long sighted and just can't see what's right in front of her too clearly. We also have regular bruises on her head. I do hope nobody thinks I've been regularly cuffing her one!