Ethan fell…

Ethan did not nap the whole day today, yesterday and day before. He found napping to be a waste of time. So he’d rather be sleepy and forced himself to be awake as long as he gets to keep on playing and exploring.

By 6.30pm, he started to show signs of drowsiness. I quickly brought him up to bathe and change into his pyjamas. I wanted to give him milk and put him to sleep but he refused. He asked for biscuits but I gave him rice instead. While standing on the dining chair eating, suddenly this boy doze-off and fell off the chair! My hand was still holding the bowl and I was like “stunned”. I saw him fell and landed on his head just like that!

Why oh why did he not cushion his fall? Because he was snoozing, that’s why!

I feel like the most idiotic mother in the whole wide world right now. Idiot, stupid and all in that category! He has a bump on his left forehead. And as I’m typing this post, he is sound asleep in his crib. Looking at him, I still feel so guilty. I just hope he’ll be all right tomorrow… :(

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    poor ethan! got quickly make warm hankerchief to rub his "bangunan" or not? or make a hard boiled egg… to just sooth the bump.. (all these rgrandmother's traditions of healing) … anyway, while growing up, most kids experience bumps before.. not to worry.. mama cannot be always there to cushion their fall.. :)

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    Ouch! It happened to my son before.

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    Poor Ethan. Hope he is ok by now. Don't blame yourself, accident do happens.

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    aiyo.. You must put some ice cube in a handkerchief and rub on the bump right after he fell down. Hope he is getting better.don't blame yourself.

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    nvm… don't blame yourself.. it happen in all the kid's development chart… no fall no big..

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    Oh dear! Hope Ethan is fine now. Old people used to put some hard liquor on the bump. It will go down very soon. Vsop, XO….etc….

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    Oh my godness,… he can fall sleep at that position?? Can tells that he really very sleepy! Mummy, don't blame yourself, nobody wants the accident happen. Hopefully Ethan is better today!!

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    visiting you and Ethan!! Oh dear …. I hope he didn't build a 'bungalow' on his forehead and hope that he is feeling much better today. Did he complain that his forehead still hurt?? It's just an accident and watching the entire incident is such a horrible experience coz I once experienced that myself and having nightmare for 2 nights in a roll too …. don't blame yourself and once you look at how playful and cheerful Ethan is today, you will feel relief :)

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    WAH! standing on his HIGH CHAIR n fell…its more than 4 or 5ft HIGH. OMG! pls check n monitor him closely!!!Dont feel bad…its part n parcel of growing up.

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    Don't feel bad Merryn. You did your part but sometimes accidents happen. Hope Ethan will be ok soon. Part of growing up, boy! Auntie Agnes sek sek back

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    oh poor ethan. accidents happen, mommy. don't be so hard on yourself :)

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    Oh~~~~~ hope his forehead feels better by now…

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    oh no!!! i hope ethan is ok now!!

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    Oh no.. I hope he's fine from the fall. Wow, imagine how tired he is to just fall asleep while standing and eating dinner.

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    Poor Ethan. Just check on him regularly to make sure he is ok. My kids fell too, from the high chair, from the study room table, from the stroller, from the bed….

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    Oh poor Ethan. Take it easy, Merryn. Chloe also bumped her head dunno how many countless times… still ok wat :-)

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    aiyoh poor boy. But not your fault lah. These things happen. But I'm surprised he can just tertidur like that! must had been extremely tired.

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    Poor Ethan! But worry not! I'm sure this bump will give Ethan a lesson. :p

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    Is Ethan OK now? Don't be too hard on yourself dear..sometimes things like this happen. Just be extra alert next time ok. I think he will be fine..don't worry.

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    How is Ethan doing now? hope he is up and bout……. hey, speaking of meeting up, i guess i will be able to,,,,,,,,but then again,it is kind of long way to go still,,,i wlll email you my handphone number,,,ok?have a great weekend

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    How is Ethan now? How are you too?What darling said? Jemsen also fell from the chair during dinner in the restaurant. We adults busy talking, out of sudden 'pung', he fell down from his seat and hit the floor. He fell asleep and none of us notice it. I was right besides him.. I do feel bad too. Just observe him, as long as he is still active, then should be alright. Don't blame yourself, just need to be cautious.. Take care! Have a great weekend too!

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    OMG,,,,hope he is better by now!!

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    mine got 1 day bumped 3 times, all terer wan. it happens, so please rilek. if not, im feeling more stopid-er than you

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    adoi, irene here hor, ter-used kel's ID :)

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    aiyo..so ko lian :(

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    Don't be so hard and blame everything on yourself. All my children went thru that phase of life. They would play and not sleep. Then suddenly, you found quietness and found them asleep in some most awkward position.I am sure that after this experience, you are now a lot wiser! As long as there is no serious injury, it is ok. May God protect you all!

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    Poor boy…Hope Ethan is alrite.It is good to have an afternoon nap,be more tough on him.For me,I also have to force my son to nap.

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    Oh dear, hope Ethan is alright now. Accidents do happen sometimes, so don't take it too hard ok..

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    don't worry..children recover real fast..

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    Not to worry, accidents do happen. Old people usually say that only when they fall, then they'll grow bigger… But the fact remains that as parents, we have to be careful. Sometimes a rough and severe tumble, no damage done…but at other times, just a slight slip and the consequences may be terrible. As parents, we'll just do the best we can and the rest we just pray and leave it to God.

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    Yup, don't blame yourself. Accidents happen, esp when we mummies are busy. Did you use ice to apply on the bump? That is very effective in reducing the swell.

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    oh i'm so late…how is he now? we had the same prob with our elisse… she forces to wake herself up and keeps playing instead. Don't blame yourself…

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