We were at FIL's house last night for dinner and there were maybe 20 people there as alot of family were over to visit relatives from abroad. Usually the living room door is always shut as there are 2 toddlers around but with people going to the bathroom etc it was probably left open and I didn't notice at the time as I was helping to clear a few plates away. I turned round and there were no toddlers to be seen so I immediately ran out towards the stairs but I was too late I heard a big 'THUD', and my lo crying and then another thud, thud and it all happened so fast. Luckily DH's aunt was standing at the bottom of the stairs at the front door and turned to stop him from landing on the hard wood floor but he still fell down all of the stairs He can actually climb down the stairs (with me there beside him) but FIL's stairs are quite narrow so he probably slipped. I dread to think he was practicing going down properly as he has started doing that in our house, as that means he would of gone head first. I couldn't stop hugging him for ages I was so worried and felt soooooo guilty for not being there as he is never out of my sight unless another adult is playing with him, especially at relatives homes. We took him to the hospital to have him checked over as he had 3 lumps and a cut between his eyes and I just felt like crying as I shouldn't have even left him unattended for a minute and it could have been so much worse. They kept him for a few hours for observation and then we got home. I'm just so glad he is ok and seems fine today. I am watching his every move today, so paranoid now! Its so true, you can't turn your back for a minute!