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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 13:33 PM   21
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How's your toddler? I hope he didn't feel sad about it?!

My living room is right next to my kitchen with a door separating the two. When my baby was a few weeks old I put him on his change mat while I went to make a bottle. My three year old was playing with toys. When I walked back into the room after putting the kettle on my baby was on his play gym with my toddler looking extremely sheepish! I was gob smacked lol! He then got quite sad when I tried to explain that he shouldn't pick up the baby. I said something like 'thank you very much for trying to help but we have to leave it to mummy and daddy to pick up the baby so he doesn't get hurt'! Think it worried him then that he could have hurt Rory.

Your definitely not the only person this has ever happened to! Xx



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 13:48 PM   22
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How's your toddler? I hope he didn't feel sad about it?!

My living room is right next to my kitchen with a door separating the two. When my baby was a few weeks old I put him on his change mat while I went to make a bottle. My three year old was playing with toys. When I walked back into the room after putting the kettle on my baby was on his play gym with my toddler looking extremely sheepish! I was gob smacked lol! He then got quite sad when I tried to explain that he shouldn't pick up the baby. I said something like 'thank you very much for trying to help but we have to leave it to mummy and daddy to pick up the baby so he doesn't get hurt'! Think it worried him then that he could have hurt Rory.

Your definitely not the only person this has ever happened to! Xx
Thank you! He is ok. I didn't shout at him or anything. Just said something along the lines of oh my goodness what happened? I then burst into tears on the phone to my husband and my son was cuddling me telling me it was ok. He is so good which is why I thought nothing of leaving them together. I have explained to him all about why I was upset and he must ask mummy before he does anything.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 13:50 PM   23
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How's your toddler? I hope he didn't feel sad about it?!

My living room is right next to my kitchen with a door separating the two. When my baby was a few weeks old I put him on his change mat while I went to make a bottle. My three year old was playing with toys. When I walked back into the room after putting the kettle on my baby was on his play gym with my toddler looking extremely sheepish! I was gob smacked lol! He then got quite sad when I tried to explain that he shouldn't pick up the baby. I said something like 'thank you very much for trying to help but we have to leave it to mummy and daddy to pick up the baby so he doesn't get hurt'! Think it worried him then that he could have hurt Rory.

Your definitely not the only person this has ever happened to! Xx
Thank you! He is ok. I didn't shout at him or anything. Just said something along the lines of oh my goodness what happened? I then burst into tears on the phone to my husband and my son was cuddling me telling me it was ok. He is so good which is why I thought nothing of leaving them together. I have explained to him all about why I was upset and he must ask mummy before he does anything.
Oh bless him! What an awesome toddler you have!



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 14:20 PM   24
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Awwww it's sp sweet that he was trying to comfort you. Honestly, these things can happen with siblings of any age. My step-son is 6 and knows not to pick the babies up but he was playing with DS on the floor and next thin I know, I hear a thud then scream. He picked the him up a little and he was too heavy so he just dropped him on the floor. All was fine though. It's scary when it happens but just know that an older sibling can do something like that at any age.

Sorry for all the typos. I'm on my phone.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 15:57 PM   25
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Glad your baby is okay. I'd give the doctor a ring, just for peace of mind. I'd take baby in to get checked, tbh, hon.

Toddlers are pretty energetic, and have minds of their own!



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 16:14 PM   26
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Do you have some sort of crib or play pen for the youngest? If I have to go do something I always put her in one of those, because I have no idea what a 3 week old is capable of. Your oldest wouldn't be able to touch her either. Otherwise I use a baby carrier (moby or ergo) and just do household things with her in the carrier. That being said, if I ever tripped while babywearing, it could end pretty badly as well.
Your mummy instincts would kick in hun x, I fell once whilst holding lo when she was about 3 months, smacked my knees on the hard floor then kind of threw myself sideways as I fell and hit my head but she fell on me, I fell forwards and there was no time to think it was instinctual. I badly bruised my knees because I used them to brace my fall and knocked myself out for a second and I cried harder than my baby. She cried more because I cried more and I ended up calling my mum to save us from the chaos



 
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We have a gated area for our toddler. It's pretty big, and so he's fine with being in there for a few minutes while dh does a bathroom run (he's a sahd right now).



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 17:37 PM   28
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Don't feel bad, even much older kids can struggle with understanding how gentle they're meant to be. My nephew is four and his baby sister is 15 months and has just started walking. He now can't understand why my nine-month-old cant walk (to be fair, he is the same size as his 15-month-old cousin) so keeps trying to 'help' him by removing LO's hands from the furniture and pushing him towards the centre of the room! He has to be reminded a lot that baby is too young for that.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 18:28 PM   29
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Eamon gave newborn Liam a decent headbutt while I was BFing him when he was the princely age of five days old. I was terrified because of the soft spot and freaked right out. Things can happen when you're right there... which I had no idea about, until it happened in front of my face.



 
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Old Jun 14th, 2013, 20:41 PM   30
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Awwww...don't feel bad...these things happen! My dropped dropped me as a newborn when my poor Mom turned her back for 2 minutes...I was totally fine. Not quite the same, but yesterday I ran into the kitchen to get my 13 month old a drink and in the minutes I was gone she tried to pull up on the coffee table and smashed her head. I felt so bad and cried with her but she is fine and life goes on .



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