Bumps and bruises

Jack is a total klutz.  I have considered wrapping everything in bubble wrap but I think it’s inevitable that he will hurt himself somehow.

His daycare provider called me this evening to tell me that he fell and hit his cheek this afternoon but I told her that the bruise on his face actually happened here at home.  He was jumping around in his crib a few days ago and slipped against the side.  This is just one of the many accidents the boy has on an almost-daily basis.  As he gets tired, he gets clumsy – like when he is standing right by a chair and his legs just give out so he smacks his chin.  Sometimes he just does wacky stuff like crawling under the table and standing up, knocking his head.  He’ll do it over and over.  How does any parent prevent such goofiness?

We’ve taken to putting a pillow at the head of our bed because Jack scoots upward throughout the night.  Without the pillow, the sound of his head jamming against the wall wakes us up in the wee hours.

Babyproofing seems ridiculous at this point.  It would be more prudent to move Jack into a padded cell.

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Comments

  1. Poor little guy. Hopefully it’s a phase and he’ll grow out of it soon.

  2. Poor little guy. Hopefully it’s a phase and he’ll grow out of it soon.

  3. Oh dear. Sam is covered in bruises too – he is a little clumsy and a lot reckless. I think this is what people are talking about when they say “boys will be boys.” You know, pre-puberty. After that I think it’s a disgusting excuse for bad sexual behavior. (Sorry, almost went on a tangent there.) ANYWAY, it seems to be a boy thing.

  4. Oh dear. Sam is covered in bruises too – he is a little clumsy and a lot reckless. I think this is what people are talking about when they say “boys will be boys.” You know, pre-puberty. After that I think it’s a disgusting excuse for bad sexual behavior. (Sorry, almost went on a tangent there.) ANYWAY, it seems to be a boy thing.

  5. Andy’s super clumsy, too. Seriously walks into walls and trips over things as he tries to step over them. Yesterday we were walking back from the car and his legs just went *poof* and he fell. I’m thinking gymnastics and/or ballet would be a good idea, when he’s old enough, to give him a sense of grace and balance that I never got, LOL.

  6. Random Musings says:

    I have been threatening to buy ahelmet for my youngest grand. At 14 months, she is a total klutz…and her middle name is Grace! She comes by it naturally..her mama and I both are similarly affected.

  7. Random Musings says:

    I have been threatening to buy ahelmet for my youngest grand. At 14 months, she is a total klutz…and her middle name is Grace! She comes by it naturally..her mama and I both are similarly affected.

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