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My Baby Proofing Fail

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Having children is a joy. But once they get to the age where they’re actively crawling and walking, you have watch them closer and do a good job with baby proofing the house.

I thought I baby proofed our place well. We bought a colorful gate that prevented my daughter from getting to our computers, desks, and the front door. And we always kept the bathroom door closed. However, I never thought about our dining room table, which is made of metal and glass.

One time while I was busy vaccuming and she was standing on top of a chair at the dining table, suddenly the chair fell backwards onto the floor and my daughter was left hanging onto the edge of the table. Before I could catch her, she fell and cut her forehead on the edge of the metal frame of the table.

The cut was serious enough to take her to the ER. Thankfully, the doctor was able to glue her skin together and bypass stitches. The good news is that it healed really well that there is no visible scar!

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3 Comments on My Baby Proofing Fail

  1. Whitney Sparks
    July 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow. I am glad to know that parents who have girls deal with the same drama that parents who have boys deal with:) We had a similar situation happen when my son was 2. He fell on the sliding glass door tract and cut his head open. Like your situation, they were able to glue it and not use stitches. I was thankful for that! He had pink eye that day and had stayed home with Dad. I came home to a phone book opened to a local hospital, blood on the floor in the bathroom, and blood on the floor in the living room. I had no idea what had happened! My husband, of course, told me the entire story when they got home from the E.R. Maybe we should think of something to put around the kid’s heads instead of thinking of ways to baby proof the house. We might just become millionaires off that idea!!!

    • Fanny
      July 19, 2013 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

      I think a helmet would help. LOL!

  2. Tamika L. Stinson "The Atlanta Babyproofer"
    July 18, 2013 at 7:59 pm (3 years ago)


    I’m happy to see that you are making an effort to baby proof your home to keep your children safe. If you need additional advice or help coming up with solutions to prevent injuries please visit or give us a call. We will be happy to share information to help you identify all of the safety hazards in your home. Awareness is half the battle. Who would have guessed that a sliding glass door track would cause and injury?