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Anchovy · 14/02/2007 16:03
Shosha - if its any consolation, our 2 children have had several knocks like that with our nanny over the years and I have never thought it was her fault - I know she has really good antennae for things like that due to her having more experience than me and that if I were in charge there would be a few more bumps and bruises!
As long as she reacts exactly like you - completely upfront and detailed about the incident, keeping me fully informed, having the child's best interests at heart, I really was ok about it. However careful you are, these things just do happen from time to time.
beckybrastraps · 14/02/2007 16:09
God, my ds practically had a filing cabinet to himself for all the accident forms he generated while at nursery. Now he's at school and he still comes home with a head bump note at least once a week.
I'm jusr glad I don't nedd to fill one in every time he or dd hurt themselves while I'm looking after them...
Twoandabump · 14/02/2007 17:13
I remember a mindee falling over and hitting her head on a slide, which came up in a huge lump straight away. Phoned mum, really panicked as felt so bad so know how you feel, and they said "Oh we wondered how you had got away scott free for so long as she is really clumsy!!" I felt awful, but she was fine, apart from a nice black eye .
I think you can tell when something has gone on that is more than an accident somehow, and your reaction will have told them that you look after the lo fine, just sometimes they do have little accidents - part of growing up!
Aloha · 14/02/2007 17:42
I remember an hilarious MN thread in which people catalogued all the accidents their children had. I particularly remember a MN dad describing how, after swimming, he lovingly bundled up his toddler in a big white fluffy towel, gently popped her on the bench, then reached for her clothes only to see her slowly topple forwards, with her arms firmly trapped in the towel so was unable to save herself. It was very funny in context, honest!
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