I had a horrendous evening yesterday. My worst nightmare had happened. My baby had fallen out of her high-chair (yes, HIGH chair and not just any regular one) while buckled up. I swear I did buckle her before I decide to do the undo-able and left her alone while I went to get her dinner ready.
Before I even started to scoop her porridge from the pot, we all heard a loud THUD. or BANG from the kitchen. Whichever. It was sure LOUD.
The first moment that came to my mind was "It's just a loud noise." And the next second, "OH MY GOLLY GOODNESS, it can be my baby!!" and so off we dashed like The Flash to the dining room where she should be, by right, seated nicely on the high-chair.
And nope, she wasn't.
My first sight. A visual I will never forget. Forever etched deeply in the rookie mommy's mind.
My precious, my sweetheart. Lying still, right beside the accident scene. CRYING. Of course!
She fell and laid on her left. Quickly, I went to pick her up. Hugged, cuddled and coaxed my baby girl.
My heart broke and sunk. It was a heartache that is worst than being ditched.
Fortunately and by god's grace, my baby survived the fall injury-free. And I am still really puzzled but of course, very glad too.
And because of this incident, I learnt a really important lesson.
Mistakes a Rookie Mommy Should Never Make
Never take any things for granted when a child's safety might be in jeopardy (especially when you have a very active and mobile infant).
To be continued...
Disclaimer: This is definitely a different scenario of what I illustrated in my earlier post when I mentioned it's okay to let children fall. By that definition, I mean I will letting them fall when necessary and making sure no major injuries or harm will take place. Children falling due to adults' act of negligence is a big no-no.
And a big thanks to fellow Mommy bloggers, Corsage, Kless, Sandra and Madeline who gave me words of comfort and back rubs upon responding to my guilt-ridden tweets. ^^
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