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So, last night, I was pouring a cup of tea while holding DS on my hip. I know, I shouldn't be cooking with him anywhere near me, but I am a single mama, and he was screaming, and I was pouring tea, not sauteeing stir-fry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
Anyway, I was also boiling the parts to my breastpump on the stove, and as we were walking back into the living room, I got too close to the boiling pot and DS got steam on his hand. He cried a bit, I nursed him, and all seemed totally ok. I looked him over and didn't see anything that looked abnormal, so I figured that he was just fine.<br><br>
Fast forward to tonight. I was rocking him while I nursed him and holding his hand when I noticed that he has <b>blisters</b> on three of his four fingers on his left hand.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I am talking blisters so big that they take up at least half of his finger pad. He doesn't seem to notice, but I sat there feeling like the worst mother ever....
 

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Hugs to you, mama...we all do things sometimes...like...say, dropping a phone, followed by a remote on our newborns head while nursing, within a 10 minute time span.<br>
You're little one is okay, I'm sure. Don't claim that bad mama award...leave it for the mamas who do things on purpose to hurt their dc and don't care!!! You're obviously a caring, sensitive mama who has a lot on her plate - cheers for being a single mom and for being so sensitive to your little boy's feelings.<br><br>
And let us know how he/you are in the morning. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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You know what...you sound like a very loving momma to me!<br><br>
Chin up and don't be so hard on yourself. Sounds like you love your little babe :)
 

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Awwwww! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Put breast milk on it as much as you can. It make it heal beautifully. C%^$ happens and when it does you roll with it. You are not a bad mama.
 

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Aww, poor baby fingers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
savvybabygrace;8972543You're obviously a caring said:
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ditto this <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Hey, I still can't clip my 8 mo olds fingernails because every single time, I mean EVERY time, I clip one of his sweet little finger tips. We do what we can. You sound just fine to me! Good luck momma! It's hard enough with 3 people at my house taking care of baby, I'm sure it's a challenge with just you.
 

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When things like this happen, although you can see the physical pain of the boo-boo's, I believe it hurts us mamas more than it hurts them. We all have our moments, I know I have (1st born rolling off the bed & couch by accident, monitor falling on her and giving her a bloody nose, etc).<br><br>
You're not a bad mama. Actually a really good one b/c you feel bad for it. I'd worry if you didn't think anything of it
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It's always something and you can't prevent them from EVER hurting themselves. We have cushy foam pads for our DS to sit on - yesterday he was too close to the edge and when he toppled over (still learning balance) he hit his head on the hardwood floor. This in spite of being close enough to catch him (close enough, but not fast enough).<br><br>
If the burns are on the palm side of his fingers, you'll want to stretch them while they heal to prevent the skin from healing too tight. I found some good tips on treating burns on the AskDrSears website.
 

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Aw, you are not a bad mama! It happens to all of us! I was changing DS the other day and I went to pull out a baby wipe and it was the last one in the container, I jerked it hard and the plastic container fell onto his face (he was laying in his crib...the only thing I use the crib for is for changing his diapers and clothes, haha) and he cried and cried. I felt awful.
 

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Me too with the clipping! (I'm ok now that the dds are older.) When they were babies, I had to just wait until the nail grew out and peeled off on its own. I dealt with a constant stream of comments from people who told me to clip my kids' fingernails!<br><br>
To the OP: If that's the worst you've done, you've done pretty good! No Bad Mama recognition for you!
 

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awwwww, it happens to the best of us. I could tell you a couple of stories about things that have happened to us...hitting his head on the car roof (luckily not very hard) pulling him out of the car seat and then there was the time I was feeding him and he slid off of my lap onto the floor. And ditto the other poster on being scared to break out the nail clippers. The first time I tried those we had an oops...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
You are not the worst mama! Not even close!!
 

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Accidents happen. Especially when you AP and carry them everywhere. I am a total klutz so if my son is a literal extension of me, he's bound to get hurt.,.... The other day I was cradling him in teh crook of one arm and apparently sleep deprivation and narrow doorways lead to bumping his little noggin into the doorjamb..... I felt so bad. Though a quick nursing session soothed him I still felt horrible. I second teh recomendation to put BM on teh blisters. That stuff ought to be bottled and sold as a healer for everything! I use it for pinkeye, cuts , scrapes, etc......
 
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