It has certainly happened to us all. That awful sound of your child's body parts crashing into a rock hard surface, and then that brief moment of silence before the full out wailing begins. (Although it is that wailing that brings a slight amount of relief).
We immediately run to our child's side and then it hits…that "mommy guilt". All the things we should have done to prevent this accident suddenly become so obvious. If we happen to be in public, those awful sneers and looks of sheer empathy for your child from on-lookers certainly do not make the situation any better. The empathy always feels more about YOU being that poor child's mother, then it does about your child's boo boo!
Most of the time, your child gets over their boo boo in a matter of minutes but an incident like this is sure to leave you with frantic thoughts, extreme guilt and lots of "googling" to determine just exactly what more you should be doing for your child. Should they go to the hospital? Are they acting any different? Is ice enough? And I'm sure just to simply find out that there are other fantastic, perfectly compentent, mamas who have made that split second same mistake! You're still a good mom right?
Boo Boos will happen! Children will fall, slip, trip, and tumble their way through their first few years. As mothers it's our responsibility to do everything we can to keep them safe, but when those boo boos do happen, we will be right there with kisses, cuddles, ice and bandages!
What should you be doing to prevent boo boos?
On July 31st, 10:30am, join us as we talk about all things baby proofing, and share advice between real moms about the tips and tricks to keeping our kids safe, and reducing "mama anxiety" for when those boo boos do happen! We will even be making boo boo bunnies, that are sure to make boo boos feel better when they do happen! Sign up at www.london.momstown.ca