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let me preface this by saying that i feel like the worst mom ever.<br><br>
long story short, my 7 mo fell out of our bed this evening. he screamed for about a minute, and nursed back to sleep within five minutes. he's sleeping on me right now, and seems ok. i don't know anything about the fall; he was on his back when i got to him.<br><br>
has this happened to anyone? what should i be watching for tonight and tomorrow?<br><br>
husband has spent the last 30 minutes disassembling our bed so the situation is much safer. i don't really need tips in this area, just consolation and/or symptoms to watch for.<br><br>
what a horrifying feeling.
 

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I just wanted to let you know that this has happened to both myself and another friend who cosleeps. If I recall it happened roughly 3 times when DD was in the 8-9 month range. She's now almost a year and has learned to stop at the edge of the bed. I know it feels awful, I just wanted to let you know it's happened to me too.
 

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It happens. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> You are not the worst mother ever. <span style="font-size:xx-small;">But I sure did feel that way the first time it happened.</span><br><br>
Make sure there is nothing next to your bed that the baby can hit, like a night stand or something on the floor just in case it does happen again. I also but a few folded up comforters and blankets on the floor just in case.<br><br>
We moved the bed onto the floor after the first time. That way it is not really a safety issue.<br><br>
I am sleeping on an air mattress with DS next to DD's bed at the moment. DS thinks it's funny to roll off...when he's awake.
 

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Another btdt moma wanting you to know that everything will be just fine. My 14 mo is still co sleeping with us and has fallen out of bed while sleeping a couple of times. All the others fell out of bed at one point or another, with the first one falling out headfirst into a trashcan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> They were all fine.<br><br>
IMHE, if they nurse back to sleep, then they are really, truly okay. If there was something deeply wrong, they wouldn't nurse back to sleep.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s You are NOT a bad momma.
 

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I'm another BTDT! My DD fell out of our bed when she was about 4-5 months old. She split her lip (the fenulum, sp?) and there was blood everywhere. I was at work but my H was home and he rushed her to the ped's office because he didn't know where all the blood was coming from.<br><br>
She had a swolen lip, but was fine.<br><br>
The ped that saw her scared us to death by saying that it was being logged in her chart and might be reported if it happened again (basically implying that we were negligent parents). We tried to get her to sleep in the crib, but it didn't work and after 1 week of that, we just got rid of the frame of our bed and put the mattresses on the floor.
 

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thanks for all of the encouraging words, i really appreciate it. he nurses every hour or two -- i think this may be the first time that i'm actually looking forward to waking up that many times, just to make sure he's ok! we'll see how he looks tomorrow.<br><br>
thanks again for all of the quick responses. you guys are the best.
 

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just wanted to follow up... my son woke up this morning with a big smile on his face and no bruises to be found. he nursed normall through the night, which was a huge relief. anyway, thanks again for everyone's kind words last night. what a scary experience.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="jaw2"> Uuuuuuugh! Don't these ped pros GET it?? Parents who fear admonishment, (for your situation, for vax and circ decisions, whatever), will be discouraged from and may avoid altogether seeking medical care. So sorry this happened to you mama!<br><br>
And ditto to the OP. My Dd sleeps in the middle, so we've never had a night-time roll-off. But I was stupid to underestimate her while she was napping on the bed once . . . It's a horrible feeling!
 
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