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The guilt of a falling baby...

Post by Kirsten on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 11:01

Hi Mama's,

Well Abi is now 7.5 months old and wow this little madam can squirm and jiggle all about.
I dont know if other moms feel the same but she has fallen twice now and I feel so guilty shame 

The first she was sitting in daddy's arms on the couch and who knows what happened but the next she was on the floor crying. We got such a fright and said to each other from now on lets make sure this little wiggle worm is always secure....um ya! Yesterday, we were walking through Cresta and she was in her pram (yes strapped in around her waist) and somehow she managed to wiggle out of the straps without me seeing and then slipped through the pram and slap onto the floor!! :Worry  I dropped everything I had and grabbed her up and just held her tight. The security guard even came running to ask if we need a med to come look at her.

DH says babies are going to fall and there will probably be many more to come especially when she starts crawling and walking but I feel so bad that I as her mama who should protect her and always keep her safe failed! I know I am beating myself up as all babies fall but jeez its difficult.
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Post by Alleycat on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 11:53

Smile How can a person not feel guilty, Genna has kicked herself off the changing table, luckily one of the draws were open and she fell into that and not on the floor, still remember that stupid feeling that just grabs you around your heart .... never nice
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Re: The guilt of a falling baby...

Post by Mandri on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 12:05

Luhan fell from his compactum about 3 months ago and out of his cot two weeks ago. He never sits still. I also felt very bad when it happened but Marius also kept telling me it will happen but we have to make sure we do everything we can to keep him safe, because if it happens then we know we tried to avoid it.

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Post by LilianJ on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 12:47

I cried like a baby the first time Zeke fell... You cannot help feeling guilty.

So not nice when they fall, and you feel so helpless!!!
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Post by Lilly on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 14:16

D was 3 weeks old when our staffie ran into the pram (3 wheel pram) and the pram tipped and D fell out, luckily he was lying on a pillow and the pillow fell out and he landed on the pillow. He was perfectly fine, cried a bit because I made such a big fuss! I had a mini heart attack!
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Re: The guilt of a falling baby...

Post by elleznom on Mon 16 Sep 2013 - 14:29

O shame, it's never nice.

M was still in the sitting phase (still at that time) on the couch when suddenly she decided that today was the day to start moving. (She was sitting in the corner of the couch, very secure) and as I came round the corner I saw her (in slow motion) lean forward fall to her side and then roll off the couch, I got to her just as her head touched the ground, but it was still a shock.

At my brother's wedding in August last year (she was 9 months old) she sat on the bed, I was busy doing my hair, DH dressed her and put on her shoes and he turned for a millisecond to get his tie (literally hanging 30cm behind him) and she fell off the bed head first onto the carpet (it was a funny patterned carpet and not very soft) - this was 10 minutes before the ceremony started - so she had the fabulous pattern imprinted on her forehead. She got us back though - during the ceremony she poo'ed a leaking nappy all over DH, he had to get up and leave and they both smelled like poo for the rest of the night (We couldn't dress them in anything else as we were colour coded for the photos, so they were just wiped down and smelly)...

It happens, it sucks, but it does.

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Re: The guilt of a falling baby...

Post by Kirsten on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 7:45

OMW Monzelle - that is so funny and def one for the books.

I am glad its normal what I am feeling.
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Re: The guilt of a falling baby...

Post by Mandri on Tue 17 Sep 2013 - 9:22

Lol Monz, payback is a bitch!

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