Once yesterday evening when both of us were sleeping, but that one is soft landing (I assumed, at least not a trauma to me because I didn't witness it myself, MrComot lifts her immediately) and she fell on her chest.
The second one this morning! And I really feel bad about it. Because I left her on the bed unattended confidently she won't fell. I put her vertically on the long bed so I assumed if she golek pun won't fall because she will move to kiri and kanan right? But boy, how wrong was I. Within few seconds I heard a loud 'guk!' and I was like, "omg, Zahra jatuh ke? impossible!" I was in the kitchen and MrComot was outside, both of us quickly run and saw Zahra already landing down with her head on the floor. It's too big for her to digest that she startled for a while before letting out a big cry. My pooor baby!!
I quickly lift her and hug her, rubbing her head and weeping silently for a good 5mins. So sedih ok! ;(
Anyway it's not about being careless. It's because I underestimate her ability to move that fast. I don't know about you mommies, but don't ever think like me ok, that she is ok, won't harm her if out of sight for a few seconds. It takes a blink for accident to happen. Just be cautious k?
Anyway she seems ok, and I really hope she is ok, in term of inside injury. Baby's skull still soft, so mommies, pls pls pls be careful ;(
I was very upset with myself when I wrote this entry. Now I am much calmer so I googled up about babies falling from bed. So just to share with you guys.
Don't worry much, babies skull is still soft so this give them advantages of being flexible. So InsyaAllah won't hurt much inside out. You should be worry if toddlers falling off, it will be more dangerous because their skull is hard already, in case gegar.
My mom always said 'malaikat sambut baby jatuh' and which I hope very true, amin aminn aminnnn.
But still I feel bad about this. Also I read if this thing happen, it always worse for the parents than the baby, how true! Haha..
Below is things that you have to look after when your baby falls:
- check the limbs, head and body for bruises, redness, swelling, etc
- if he blackouts / unconscious
- throwing tantrums or prolonged crying
- eye signs - crossed eyes or rolling eye, one pupil larger than the other
More info here:
And in any case you are interested in more similar stories/experience, can read from here: http://www.easybabylife.com/my-7-month-baby-fell-off-the-bed.html
Enjoy motherhood! :D