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07-02-2009, 12:15 PM
so sophie has started sitting up more on her own and she likes to sit on the floor and play with her toys but as we all know babys tend to loose balance and tip over. so does anyone have any ideas on how to cushon the fall so she doesnt hurt her head. i was thinking piles of pillows under the blanket but she cant sitt well on them and she scoots off of them.
07-02-2009, 12:25 PM
I was always worried about this too when Roman first started sitting up.
I just stayed right next to him to catch him before he hit the ground.
I let him fall enough to realize he was falling, but didn't let him hit the ground and hurt himself.
07-02-2009, 12:43 PM
Deleting all my posts because of the sicko that wants pictures of our kids.
07-02-2009, 12:46 PM
I just sat with John Gabriel while he played. We tried the Bumbo, but he was always reaching for things on the floor and couldn't reach them. It only took a few days before he was sitting up without falling... and learning to catch himself when he did.
07-02-2009, 12:50 PM
I used the bumbo seat and boppy pillow, both worked great!
07-02-2009, 01:04 PM
I wanted to get the Bumbo seat, but I just couldn't stomach paying that much for it. I used the Boppy pillow around her or I would put a couch pillow on either side of her and one behind her.
07-02-2009, 01:10 PM
i have the bumbo seat but sophie gets mad cause she cant bend over enough to grab a toy she likes. i'll try the boppy, see if she crawls out of it. hehe. i try to sit with her as much as possible and catch her when she starts to fall but somehow when i;m not looking she tips over. she is kinda learning to catch herself but sometimes she forgets and just lets herself tumble over. its hard to tell what really hurts with her though cause sometimes she thinks its hilarious that she falls over and other times she screams. i've kinda figured out if i dont make a huge deal out of her toppling over and just say 'uh oh sophie fell down' or something corny she doesnt think twice about it and she just goes along playing again but if i get a scared expression or freak out if she falls she will scream. thanks ladies. i'll try the pillow with her. hopefully in a week or so she;ll be better balanced to not fall as much.
07-02-2009, 01:18 PM
i've kinda figured out if i dont make a huge deal out of her toppling over and just say 'uh oh sophie fell down' or something corny she doesnt think twice about it and she just goes along playing again but if i get a scared expression or freak out if she falls she will scream.
This is very true, and will stay true for a few years. If you panic, they'll panic. If you're calm, they'll stay calm.
I was out of the room one time and my husband was with Roman and I heard a thud. My husband said "Are you okay?" and Roman babbled like normal. Me being a mom came rushing in like "What happened?!?!" and as soon as Roman saw/heard me he started screaming like he was dying. He wasn't hurt. He saw Mommy worried, so he got scared and wanted attention.
07-02-2009, 03:53 PM
i used the boppy for Caleb and he would sit in it for a little while but he would crawl out of it, then sit and play kinda like he was just trying to get away from it. but i just kept moving it with him:)
and it is true if you panic they will panic caleb is 2yrs and if you just let him go he's fine and will just stand up and say ouch and go finish what he was doing, we dont look at him (with him knowing) and dont talk to him. we wait and if he really did get hurt he will run to one of us crying. but even then its normally nothing.
07-02-2009, 03:56 PM
I agree, staying calm is really important - I have to stop myself from doing the "mom gasp" sometimes. When my son was learning to sit, I would also put him in the middle of my bed (with him of course) and let him play there for a while, if he fell he only landed on the mattress (which he actually enjoyed quite a bit)
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