Many parents have been startled awake by a loud thud, only to find their baby off the bed but seems ok. What to do?
It’s normal to feel worried and anxious when this happens, but it’s important to remain calm and take action.
It can be difficult to know what to do when your baby falls off the bed, so here are some tips on how you can respond in a helpful way.
Baby fell off the bed but seems ok? Assess the situation first
The first thing you should do is assess the situation. Check that your baby is okay. They may be screaming or crying, which is a good sign that they are conscious and breathing.
If they don’t appear to be hurt, try not to panic; most injuries from falls are minor and can easily be treated at home. If your baby does seem injured or unresponsive, seek medical attention immediately.
Do not hesitate if you think something may be wrong—it is always better to be safe than sorry!
Check for injuries
Once you have determined that your baby is okay, check for any signs of injury.
Look for bumps or bruises on their head and body as well as any cuts or scrapes on their skin.
If there are any visible signs of injury. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider for advice on how best to treat them.
Make sure you keep an eye out for any signs of infection. Look for increased redness or swelling around the wound site.
Take safety precautions
If your baby has fallen off the bed but seems okay, it is important to take steps to prevent future accidents from happening.
Check that all crib rails are secure and consider using bed rails if your child’s bed does not have one already installed.
Place pillows around the edges of the bed. Thus, if they roll over again, they will land safely without hitting anything hard.
Remove any toys or loose items from around the bed that could cause tripping hazards in case they were ever to crawl out while sleeping again.
Although it can be frightening when your baby falls off the bed, most of these incidents are minor and can easily be managed at home with a little bit of TLC (tender loving care).
Stay vigilant about safety precautions in order to protect your little one against future accidents from happening as well as keeping an eye out for signs of injury after every incident like this occurs just in case something more serious needs medical attention immediately!