Ok, I'm a first time mom and my 7 month old fell off the bathroom counter last night after I gave him a bath. This has been the most aweful thing on me, I keep thinking how stupid was this to turn my back to him for 2 seconds? I've read about this before and it's so common sense- so you'd think! I feel like the worst mother on the planet. I know nobody is perfect but still. I caused my baby to be in pain because I was distracted, thinking about the crappy day I had at work. It's amazing how at that moment it made everything else seem to petty, all I could think about is please let my baby be ok and the horrifying thought of something being wrong! He cried for about 45 min off and on, now looking back it was probably more from the shock of the fall & my hysterical crying that bothered him. DH took over and soon he calmed down; of course he was tired too as this happened around bedtime. We called the Dr and he said as long as there was no vomiting, swelling where his soft spot is and his pupils were fine, we wouldn't have to worry. I slept in his room, waking him up every 2 hours to make sure he was ok. This morning he acted like usual, laughing, carrying on. No bruising, scratching- absolutely no sign of anything. It's astonishing how resilient babies are. And I'm sure I'll feel better as the days go by, but it goes to show you how extra careful you have to be- I sure learned the hard way!
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