I was cooking so I layed my daughter down in the center of the bed while i take the food out of the oven about 2 minutes later i heard her screaming. she fell about a foot and a half to the floor. I feel horrible! Should I take her to the doctor? She seems like shes fine..laughing,playing, eating well ect. I want to take her to the doctor, but im scared they will get taken away from me. There are no lumps, brises, red marks..nothing!! Should i take her to the doctor? Do you think they will call DHS?
Please NO bashing!!
Asked by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Oct. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by LeanneC at 8:28 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
Unless she fell from 2 feet or more and/or on directly on her head, she's likely fine. Baby bones are very soft and don't completely harden until about age 2. If she's laughing and playing, her pupils are dilating and contracting back down when you shine lights on them, and her general demeanor is normal, there's no need to rush her to a doctor (this is exactly what my own pedi told me). If she acts unusually sluggish or sleepy, or if you notice bruising, swelling, or any major changes in her personality, it wouldn't hurt to have her checked out. Nobody is going to take her away from you because this happens all the time. IMO, she shounds fine but, as always, use your own best judgement. Best of luck to you mama!
Answer by ktok2009 at 8:32 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Oct. 9, 2009
You are over reacting in my opinion. My kids have fallen off beds, out of cribs, been dropped, fallen down the stairs, off of chairs, off bikes, and run into God only knows how many things. They are both fine, kids fall and have accidents. If she is eating and drinking fine, just keep on eye on her. She and you were probably more scared then anything.
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