Baby Confession: Oopsies with Babies

I have a confession, when my daughter was about 4 months old I made a rookie mistake and left her lying on the couch while I ran into the kitchen for 2 seconds to grab something. I heard a *thud* and scream, and sure enough as I come rushing back into the room she is crying on the floor. I scooped her up right away and cried with her. I felt like the WORST mom in the whole world! What kind of mom would let her baby roll off the couch!? After about a minuet of crying she was totally fine and back to normal, no scratches or marks or anything. From that point on I never left her alone on an elevated surface. Something I knew better about but up until that point she wasn't mobile at all just laid there like a slug so I thought that it would be fine.

It was the worst, and a first time mom lesson learned. So fess up ladies, did you ever have a moment like this? What was your "I should have known better" moment with your baby?

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    03/28/14
    4Santana Ferrell
    the exact same thing happened with my son
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      03/28/14
      Beth
      Hayden fell down a few steps the other day. She was crawling up them because I had forgotten to put the baby gate up at the bottom of the steps, and when I saw her and said "oh goodness, hayden what are you doing?" she turned to look at me and tumbled down. Should have had the baby gate up, and shouldn't have distracted her when I realized!!!
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        03/28/14
        My daughter did not like tummy time at first, but over the course of 4 months it's gotten better and she enjoys it more, especially with the mirror in front of her and toys. I noticed that around 3 months she sleeps better on her side and she will turn onto her back. Last weekend I put her down in the living room playpen to sleep like always, but I put her on her side. I went outside onto the deck by the front door to talk to my husband who was working our hot tub, and I hear her fuss. I come back inside the house to check on her and she was on her tummy crying. AAAww my baby I said! Even though she can lift her head on her tummy, she still had her nose down. Not good felt like the worst mommy in the world all day!! Lesson learned, keep close proximity until she can fully turn onto her back when on tummy.
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          03/28/14
          oh no. im perfect. XD never done anything wrong.

          lol jk!
          hes fallen off couches. beds.
          ive hit his head on walls on accident lol (he laughed)
          i drop my phone on our faces when taking picture in bed together lol!! (he dont care)

          but a big thing that i did wrong which i cried about.... during the "summer" last year i filled a bucket filled with semihot water and walked through the livingroom to put it in his pool so the water wasnt so cold..... and i tripped. i cried and cried because i thought i burnt him :( but i didnt.
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            03/28/14
            4Marla
            I think I was just having a day...my two teenagers had a concert at the school two blocks away. Everyone got ready and left and we were there about 5 minutes we realized that i had left my then 5 year old home. Thank goodness the neighbor boy and the 18 year old that lives with me was still home. I always double and triple check when we leave
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              03/28/14
              When daughter was about a month it was my 2nd time leaving house with her but by myself this time. We were leaving the grocery store from getting milk and I put her back in the car seat put her straps on. I get in the car n begin to back up and omg my baby car seat tilted to turn over thank god the arm rest was there. I hop out the car so fast and realize I didn't put the car seat belt through I felt so stupid. I was checking her out and scared. Now I double check every time we are in the car.
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                03/28/14
                4Jenn
                what's worse is when you did it with all 4 of your children, like i did. my girls are 2 years apart, so by the 2nd child i should've known better
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                  03/28/14
                  When Jaelynn was about six months we were staying at a hotel and in the middle of the night she started screaming so i picked her up and was holding her and she puked all over me because she wasnt keeping formula down. Well i panicked as i used to always do and put her on the edge of the bed and ran to bathroom to get a towel and by than my boyfriend (her father) was next to her and he walked away and i wiped her off and turned away for ten seconds and her a thump and a ear piercing scream and she was on the floor i felt so horrible and like a terrible mom. i gave her to my boyfriend who was able to calm her down but i didnt calm down till the next morning i felt horrible
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                    03/28/14
                    I have not had the experience yet, but my SO has had a couple, first time she was about 4 months old, laying in the floor while we played with her, he went to step over her and didnt lift his foot high enough got top of her head with his boot. it wasnt super hard, but it was enough to make her cry. he felt horrible, i swear he just about cried, the second time she was crawling around on the floor in the living room when i went to step out to talk to him, he went to open the door, and there was something against the door, he thought it was the dog, so he pushed harder, turned out she had crawled in front of the door, and pinched her little leg between the bottom of the door and the floor, he didnt let her go for 30 minutes. no marks or serious injuries in either case
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                    I am Leah, a 26 year old first time mom. My daughter Holly was born March 9,2013. I am primarily a stay at home mom but also work part time as a Figure Skating Coach. My husband and I are enjoying life as new parents. SITE HOSTESS