I was on the phone to my sister when my 11 week son started making funny sounds, and i wanted my sister to hear him as I was passing the phone closer to him i accidentley dropped the phone on his forehead. He started crying straight away, and i picked him up. He calmed down pretty much within a minute but I felt horrible, I started to cry and now I worry so much. He has acted normally after and does not even have a bump, just little red mark. He has since had a bath and is asleep as every night. I worry so much that I have injured him or given him a concussion....
Babies are pretty resistant. I doubt you injured him. But I know how terrible you must feel. Sadly, these little accidents happen and it makes us cringe. Just hug and kiss that little one and keep your eye on him if you're worried.
Yeah. I've done that. Twice. (oops). He was no worse for the wear. I think he got his thick skull from his daddy. Now he's starting to sit up on his own and has crashed onto our wood floors a few times, once right on his face. (I was, of course, poised to catch him in case of a backwards or sideways fall. silly boy) Kids are tough and made for a few crashes. All part of the life experience. I'm sure yours will survive too.
Wife to B since 6/2004, Mama to T (10/11) and (8/13). We:
I once banged my ds1's head against the door. I really clocked him and started crying immediately. I watched him closely, felt like the world's worst mom and spent the next few days really trying to make it up to him. He's 6 now and just fine.
even though my DS was never hurt on his head, when he was around 9 weeks old my DH pinched his finger in his carseat buckle (which resulted in a blood blister for a few days) and my father in law scratched his belly with his zipper (resulting in a long welt that i can still slightly see over a month later. both times i cried about as hard as he did. it was horrible. the pain cry is the worst in a little baby, just breaks my heart. they are super resilient though, i have learned that the hard way!
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Oh mama, don't torture yourself. I seriously doubt that dropping a phone on a baby's head could do any damage. My child has had so many bumps and bruises so far, and she's only 2. When there is something really wrong, your child will let you know. Even at a few weeks old, they can communicate amazingly well when they need to!
Happy , delayed/selective vaxxing, WOHM to DD1 4/10 , DD2 8/12 and partner/wife for thirteen years to SAHD DH.
My sister dropped a tv remote on my baby's forehead when he was 4 1/2 months old. While she was standing up. While I had him on the floor changing his diaper. He had a nice bruise, and screamed bloody murder, but was completely fine after a few minutes. Things happen.
I have to admit that I giggled when I read the title to this thread. I have done this on more than one occasion. I also failed to pay attention to how much he was rolling and accidentally let him roll off the sofa onto the floor at five months! Oh, I felt so awful... but babies have soft bones for a reason, I guess. A friend of mine dropped her squirming LO on a linoleum floor from standing height, and she was fine... definitely less traumatized than her mama! I'll bet all of us have a story like that. It's heart-wrenching when it happens, and feeling guilty is entirely normal, but it's darn near a right of passage. At the least it's just evidence of our imperfection (a.k.a. our humanity).
Exactly! Kiddo is fine I'm sure. I've let my daughter roll off the couch/bed, banged her into stuff a few times, let her fall backwards off my lap when sitting on the floor (all by accident, of course)... she cried in each instance, but got over it and she was fine... they are pretty resilient.