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#61 of 69 Old 09-05-2010, 02:48 PM
 
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Accidents happen.

When I was four months old, my Mother put me in my baby seat and set the baby seat on the kitchen table, while she went to go warm up my bottle. She strapped me in, but she didn't realize that crying baby=rocking baby seat. My baby seat rocked closer and closer to the edge of the table, and then fell off, with me landing head first, with the baby seat on top of me. I had a cracked skull and some kind of brain bleeding (can't remember what it was called). I spent a couple days in ICU, and I've been fine, ever since- no permanent damage, no learning disabilities (in fact, I'm supposedly gifted). Accidents happen. Most the time, they turn out okay, just scare the parents half to death.

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You know, the funny thing is, I almost always wear her in the sling when we are out, but I was just running in for 5-6 items and she was sleeping, so I figured it would be nice for her to be able to stay asleep. No more carts and carseats for me! My Moby is calling my name.

Thanks again everyone!

Another "Accidents happen" here: DH took a fall while wearing DS in a Kelty backpack while we were hiking in Ireland. He could have landed with all his 220 pounds on top of DS against a stone ledge -- fortunately he managed to twist around as he fell and just banged himself up instead. DS was asleep under the rain hood and didn't even wake up!

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I once tripped while babywearing my daughter. She smashed forehead-first onto the concrete. Luckily, I was able to twist my body a bit so that my full weight didn't come down on top of her. In that situation, she probably would have been safer just free-falling. Or, ya know, if I had put her in a stroller.

OP, I'm glad your daughter is doing fine. My daughter had to have a CT scan at 15 months (she is missing a nerve in her left eye, but, we didn't know at the time, and the docs wanted to rule out a tumor - anyway), and she's perfectly fine. It is definitely better to be safe than sorry. I wish her a speedy recovery, and, be gentle with yourself. It could have happened to any of us
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to katheek.

A baby can get hurt in a sling, a wrap, a car seat, cart or in arms. Accidents happen and that's why they're called accidents.

I hope your baby is okay. Sending tons of good thoughts your way.
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I once fell while baby wearing too. We had a newspaper route and I was wearing 8 week old dd in the moby. Someone apparently had string tied between two stakes, but in the dark I couldn't see the string and fell right over it flat on my face and onto dd. Luckily we landed in the grass and dd was nothing but startled. I felt horrible thinking what could have happened.

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hugs.

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I also once fell while babywearing. Luckily it *was* into a puddle, which was the softest spot on the asphalt road. Granted, that was not from as high as from a seat on a shopping cart, but like another poster noted, it could have been from a height, on the edge of a sidewalk or something. There are no guarantees in life but I am SO GLAD your baby is better, OP!

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to katheek.

A baby can get hurt in a sling, a wrap, a car seat, cart or in arms. Accidents happen and that's why they're called accidents.

I hope your baby is okay. Sending tons of good thoughts your way.
Well said Katheek

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A caregiver for one of my kids (at 4 months old) had him in a sling and he flipped himself out, hitting the edge of the kitchen counter and then the floor, causing a huge gash and a brain bleed. Accidents happen. He also needed several CT scans.

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