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My 7.5 month old has just started pulling himself up. Can he hurt himself if he falls and bumps his head on the floor or in his crib?

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In brief: Falls

This is an exciting time for you and him, but you need to be careful.
If he falls (and sooner or later he will) how he falls will determine whether or not he gets hurt. Most stumbles to the floor will scare him more than hurt, but things like tables with sharp edges and breakable objects he can get to can cause problems. Time to baby-proof the house. Good luck!

In brief: Falls

This is an exciting time for you and him, but you need to be careful.
If he falls (and sooner or later he will) how he falls will determine whether or not he gets hurt. Most stumbles to the floor will scare him more than hurt, but things like tables with sharp edges and breakable objects he can get to can cause problems. Time to baby-proof the house. Good luck!
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
BTW I like to called child or baby- proofing, child slowing-- do not solely rely on latches, locks, removable of breakable objects Get on your baby's level see what he can reach, pull down, push over, explore.. Also make sure that you have your eyes and ears open. Remove or lock all poisons, chemicals and relax. These bumps + bruises are badges of passage for yr soon to be walking, running toddler
David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Plastic and rubber

Babies are seemingly made of plastic and rubber. They are highly resilient, and well-suited to the normal stumbling and falling associated with learning to walk.
They can be injured, however. Baby-proof your house, keep an eye on them with your camera at the ready and enjoy!

In brief: Plastic and rubber

Babies are seemingly made of plastic and rubber. They are highly resilient, and well-suited to the normal stumbling and falling associated with learning to walk.
They can be injured, however. Baby-proof your house, keep an eye on them with your camera at the ready and enjoy!
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: FALL

Although babies are resilient or does not get hurt easily secondary to fall, yes they can get hurt.
Observe for vomiting, loss of consciousness or sleeping a lot, refusal to eat after fall, get him evaluated for injury or contussion.

In brief: FALL

Although babies are resilient or does not get hurt easily secondary to fall, yes they can get hurt.
Observe for vomiting, loss of consciousness or sleeping a lot, refusal to eat after fall, get him evaluated for injury or contussion.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a podiatry ?

You should address this to your pediatrician.

In brief: Not a podiatry ?

You should address this to your pediatrician.
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