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Tripped and fell onto 6 month old baby - please tell me she'll be fine!

(14 Posts)
Wishwehadgoneabroad Thu 18-Apr-13 14:45:34

Oh god . The guilt.

Basically. DD was laying down on playmat. I knelt down to see her, and knelt onto one of her toys, which knocked me off balance.

I fell forward and landed with one hand on the mat and the other hand on her stomach

Full force sad

She cried for about 3 mins.

She's been fine since. Smiling. Giggling. Doesn't seem in pain when I touch her stomach, no wincing nothing like that.

But I can't shake the feeling I might have caused her internal damage!!

Please. SOMEONE come and tell me you've done the same, I am not the worst mother in the world and these things happen. She's fine isn't she? She's still be crying if she were injured?

CreatureRetorts Thu 18-Apr-13 15:06:00

Take her in. Why even chance it?

Someone on here fell holding their baby - baby seemed ok but had actually broken something. Obviously not trying to scare you but it makes you think.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Thu 18-Apr-13 15:07:33

Take her to see someone please.

Just in case.

ChasingStaplers Thu 18-Apr-13 15:11:56

Take her just in case otherwise you'll never put your mind to rest.

My brother accidentally stepped on DS1 when he was about 4 months old and I'd left him on the floor and he wasn't used to babies in the house. Luckily he realised and didn't put all his weight on him (he's rather well built!) but I took him in just in case. He was fine and the doctors were lovely. Said it happens all the time not sure I believe them though

McKayz Thu 18-Apr-13 15:12:58

I would take her in just to put your mind at rest.

Naoko Thu 18-Apr-13 15:16:11

Take her in to be checked. You'll worry until you know she's ok, even though she almost certainly is.

But you are not a bad mum, it was not your fault, it was an accident and these things do happen. So don't beat yourself up.

FancyPuffin Thu 18-Apr-13 15:16:40

I would get her checked out.

GiveMeVegemite Fri 19-Apr-13 09:40:10

Definitely get her checked if you fell on her full force, better to be safe than sorry...

Fairylea Fri 19-Apr-13 09:41:30

Definitely worth a check up. Just to make sure.

CreatureRetorts Fri 19-Apr-13 12:36:20

Did you get her checked?

Wishwehadgoneabroad Sat 20-Apr-13 19:11:47

Said to just keep an eye on her - if she seemed distressed, more tired than normal etc. There's no bruising, no swelling, nothing of that nature.

3 hours later she giggled for the first time!

So I have to presume she's ok.

Still feel awful though.

CreatureRetorts Sat 20-Apr-13 19:42:45

Well it's good you got her checked.

I know you cant help the guilt but don't blame yourself. It was an accident.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Sat 20-Apr-13 19:47:03

Op, I dropped dd off the sofa yesterday. She's 7 months, I felt so guilty. She was fine and checked.
I posted a thread on it too, the best advice I got was knowing I wasn't alone and to be kind to myself smile

Wishwehadgoneabroad Mon 22-Apr-13 12:54:43

I"ve stopped drinking hot drinks in the day now as I'm terrified one might get dropped on her!

I'm still feeling guilty, especially as now when I lean over her to change her nappy, she looks at me - as if to say, is this going to hurt! I'm sure I"m just imagining this, but still!!!

Doc did say, for future ref, if they cry immediately that's great. It's when they just go listless and tired that you need to worry.

But yes, good to know I'm not alone!

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