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Anyone's infant fall down a lot while learning to stand/walk?

My son will fall on his butt when trying to stand and play. I try to catch him but if he is in the play pen while I am doing something I can't catch him. He seems find when he lands, I guess they have fat on their butt to protect them.

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Asked by mommylovesu28 at 12:40 PM on Aug. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He has to learn how to fall, it's part of learning to walk.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 12:42 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • My son was constantly hitting his head at this stage.. I wanted to wrap him in bubble wrap. You try to protect them as much as you can.. but learning is a bumpy ride!

    Answer by Mommy2aQT at 12:43 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • My son is the master of falling down while pulling himself up. LOL, just make sure if he falls down he cant hurt himself.

    Answer by DarthPink at 12:48 PM on Aug. 7, 2009


    Answer by MoonLover06 at 1:01 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • The question is does anyone have a child who *didn't* fall?!?!?! They aren't falling very far for 1. 2. they have a cushy butt AND a diaper! Let him do his thing and don't worry so much.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • My son had a permanent purple spot in the middle of his forehead from falling over forward and bumping it.

    You fall when learning to walk. As long they aren't falling down a flight of stairs they will be fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:12 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • they have to learn to fall and get back up. you can't protect them from everything.

    stop overreacting and let him learn on his own - stop coddling him.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Well yea. How else are they supposed to learn about balance?

    Answer by sk_tennyson at 1:48 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Seriously? That's how kids LEARN to stand. Don't catch him. He needs to learn how to do things on his own.

    Answer by fluud7 at 2:11 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

  • Don't catch him, let him learn. Also he needs time out of his playpen too - make sure he gets plenty of floor time. Yes, my kids fell all of the time when learning to walk - it's part of the process.

    Answer by HybridMom27 at 2:33 PM on Aug. 7, 2009

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