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I feel sooo bad, and like a neglectful mother. This evening at dinnertime I went into the kitchen to get something to drink while DS was standing on a box and reaching up to get something on a table. DH was sitting right on the couch. Well, DS lost his balance, and fell backwards and hit his head on the corner of the arm of our couch. He hit it hard, and there is quite a goose egg on the side of his head. I feel sooo bad and upset that he hurt himself and that we didn't prevent it. If we would have just anticipated it, we could have prevented it. Anyway, after crying hard for a little while he calmed down, and for the remainder of the evening he has been himself. I gave him infant motrin and a dose of arnica. I tried to hold ice on his head but he wouldn't let me do it for long. This afternoon, he fell while we were at the playground and bonked the side of his eye, which is now red and swollen. Today is just not our day.I just feel so guilty, and this isn't the first time. This is probably the third time that we have had a similiar incident where we just haven't been paying attention to potential hazards and/or not communicating well enough with each other (thinking the other one was watching him). I think we need to go through our house and store things and declutter. Anyway, I think he's fine, he's sleeping now, I plan to keep arnica on hand and see how his head looks in the next couple of days.