The first time my infant son tried to take a few steps, he tumbled and bumped his head on the coffee table. My blood turned to ice in my veins and I froze. There truly isn't anything quite like the feeling a parent gets when their little one gets hurt. Of course it's never a fun thing to think about, but there are actually quite a few red flags to look out for after your baby falls that shouldn't be ignored. Nine out of the 10 times I call my son's pediatrician about a bad spill, it turns out to not be as bad as I thought. But it's still a good idea to keep these warning signs in mind to rule out any potential health and safety issues.
Arming yourself with knowledge and ways to spot potential danger is a great first step towards a bit of parenting peace of mind. Though I tend to abide by the, "better safe than sorry," school of thinking, learning about these kinds of red flags does help me to keep my worries in check. Since spills and tumbles are inevitable with every baby — no matter how "good" of a parent you are — check out these red flags to be aware of when your baby falls.