I had my huge Mummy Fail moment on Saturday. I can’t stop thinking about how bad it could have been. So here is what happened….
Saturday afternoon Honeybear was playing and I was lying on the floor with him. I could see it was almost naptime, but he does not like the afternoon nap. So I lay back on the cushion with him on my tummy and breastfed him this way. He began to drowse off and fell asleep. It was cold and I thought it might be nice for me to get a nap in to. So I took him to his room and we both got into the cot and I cuddled down next to him (the cot is actually a single bed built into a cot, which is why I can fit in it too)
So we fall asleep with Honeybear on my chest.
Later I hear Hubby arrive home from work and decide to get out of bed. Honeybear is still fast asleep and I go to the lounge. I remember I forgot to turn on the baby monitor and while I am about to go to the bedroom, we hear loud screaming crying from Honeybear. Hubby runs in and Honeybear was sitting screaming………….on the floor. He had fell out of the cot.
I forgot to put up the cot side and my baby fell out of the cot. I forgot! I left my child in an unsafe position and he fell out. I was in tears myself so I left Hubby to comfort him until I could stop crying. The worst thing was that he was looking for me to comfort him. He stopped crying very quickly and we looked him over and we could not see that anything was injured. There are no bruises, signs of concussion so we did not take him to the hospital.
He is fine and still no sign of any injury.
I still cannot stop thinking about how bad this might have been. I see pictures in my head.