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10-15-2007, 10:58 PM
Ok maybe I am crazy but I am SO paranoid about her hitting her head! I know I am supposed to try and avoid bonking her head for 6 weeks but with an active almost-9 month old it seems impossible! Short of holding her and sitting her in an exersaucer all day I really don't know what to do! She is crawling, cruising and pulling up to furniture now and it just seems impossible! (Oh yes and I changed my siggy...new pic!)
10-15-2007, 11:12 PM
I'm also worried about the same. Gavin isn't walking yet but likes to pull himself up on something, stand for a second and then dive. My 2 1/2 year old also likes to hit him on the head and say "you're it." (they both think it's funny!). I expressed my concern to our doctor and he said it wasn't that big of a deal if they bump their heads but I think I will still be paranoid.
10-16-2007, 02:11 AM
One Step Ahead use to sell helmets...well they looked like cranio helmets but were made out of soft cushion. I don't know if they still sell them, you might want to check out their website.
I had the same fear with my son. He had a plastic 'plate' across his forehead with rivets. Everytime he would hit his head, I could see this little round spot on his forehead....in fact I took him to the pediatricians office and she felt his forehead and said he had 8 of them across his forehead. The plastic is now part of his bone.
Best wishes. We have the toughest kids!
10-16-2007, 08:16 AM
Fiona has already bumped her head about 3 times...she is fine, I'm scared to because she just started walking and I don't want to make her stop because I'm afraid of her banging her head. I would love to get a pillow made to strap onto her head!! :thinking
10-16-2007, 12:18 PM
I had the same worry but im sure they heal really fast so ive stopped worrying too much. Infact while typing this Charlie has just fallen & banged his head!! Bad mother!! x
10-16-2007, 12:48 PM
Your concerns are normal, but kids are kids. They are growing and exploring. It would take a really hard hit I think. Emily fell off the bed about 3 or 4 weeks post op (while I was posting on this site I think). Landed right on the side that had been operated on. I freaked. She swelled quite a bit. We started to take her to the emergency room. On our way there, we called the NS....she asked if it was a bad enough fall that we would take our other children (w/o surgery) to the hospital....well no.. she's acting fine. Then turn around she said....any bump she will react more to for quite awhile...but she's pretty solid!
To this day Emily reacts on that side worse. I can tell when she's coming down with a cold- the right eye (the side more affected) starts to get watery first and gets almost a little 'poufy'.....just our little reminder I guess.
Okay I know it's getting old but ya know my mom freaked when I had my surgery I was 13! walking talking and riding a bike lol mom didnt like the idea that I rode my bike a week after surgery :giggle I hit my head a billion and 2 times I am sure. just watch her she will be okay luv Tamzie
10-17-2007, 12:09 AM
Thanks you have made me feel much better! Yes Janet Azia is crawling and pulling up to furniture, standing and cruising. She isn't walking yet but I think that is partly because I am trying to keep her from falling! She is spending a lot of time in the exersaucer but I don't want to delay her just because I am paranoid. I think I will talk to the ps when we have the followup in just over a week or so and see what he says. Her ped thinks she will be an early walker...I almost want to take all the furniture out of the living room LOL We have a tiny house so she could not take more than a few "crawls" forward without being in line with the wood on the futon, the coffee table or a desk or other furniture LOL.
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