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May
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comment Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
Hey Torben, thanks for the great answer. We're still navigating the murky waters of how to help him get to sleep on his own in bed. We've read some of the literature on this and realize that his current pattern of falling asleep in our arms may not be the best one. You comment about the "inner gyroscope" is fascinating. Do you have any references where I could read more about that?
May
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asked Why does my infant wake crying the instant we put him in his bed?
May
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
I didn't realize "designed" was such a bad word. I don't think there was any religious or controversial implication there.
May
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accepted How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
May
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
I actually heard that too, Ashley - and that was from a pediatrician. Thanks for the warning.
May
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
Thanks Torben for the response. I agree that there must be a line between taking sane precautions (we use a mat and have kept a keen eye for any sharp edges) and going overboard (knee pads, really?).
May
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
Thanks Javid, for this sobering opinion. I think we all need to be extra vigilant when these sorts of injuries occur. I think what I may be missing from your post is the connection between these types of relatively "serious" injuries and the likelihood of them occurring from an infant just learning to crawl and walk. I certainly agree that falling from chairs, stairs or anything at height is a very serious issue. But I think my post was more focused on falling from a crawling, sitting or standing position. I should re-check my OP and see if I need to re-word it.
May
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
Thanks Michael. I also try not to react too much, though I wonder whether that doesn't make me seem a little "cold" at times. It's a tough balance between being "there" for your child and not encouraging them to "embellish" the situation just to get more of (the wrong kind of) attention.
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
Thanks Ronald. I am also inclined to think along the lines that a little "ouch" now and then will just make them less likely to repeat the same mistake twice. I appreciate your feedback, and the excellent link!
May
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comment How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
+1 I concur. Thanks Karl for the informative answer. I appreciate the insight!
May
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asked How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
May
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comment Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?
Thanks for the detailed response. Appreciate the 3 warning points. We went to the doctor yesterday and she really couldn't say whether it was a cold or allergies (is it just me or are doctors just unable to give you straight answers these days?), but she checked ENT and said there was nothing to be concerned about. Having said that, I have noticed that his diapers haven't been all that wet at night, so we'll make sure he gets a lot of water! Appreciate the tips.
May
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comment Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?
Ouch. Now I'm sad.
May
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comment Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?
Thanks for the clarification HedgeMage. Just trying to feel my way around here (on this forum AND as a parent!!) :)
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comment Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?
I appreciate the caution, and now realize I shouldn't be asking medically related questions here. Thanks for the comments.
May
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comment Is a cold with a very congested nose dangerous for an infant?
Thanks for the answer. Looks like I got me a "mouth breather" :)