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Babies who live dangerously browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
May 1st '17

Why?! Why do babies insist on doing things that scare the crap out of us?? 

DD does this thing. I'm not exactly sure how to explain it.... She has these moments where she gets herself so excited, she tenses up and stops breathing. She has a big ole smile on her face and then when she relaxes she laughs about it.

The first couple times I thought she was just excited to be getting food; as that was the only time she did it. So I laughed and called her silly. Now she does it all time and scares the crap out of me, because she doesn't breathe while she does it. It lasts maybe 10 seconds, but the way my brain works is one of these times she's going to do it and not stop; therefore not ever breathing. Blah. Babies! They can be such turds some times!

SomeMommy Due June 18; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 73995 posts
May 1st '17

LOL, I have one like that...she's always been the one to freak me out with living on the edge. She used to beat her head off the floor when she was pissed. I literally put her in a helmet at one point 38 She's the same one who's had staples, stitches, concussions and a broken arm. The other 2, nothing. Fearless! 

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
May 1st '17

I think she's going to be my little dare devil!! Now that she's more active I can't take my eyes off her, without her rolling somewhere to get whatever caught her eye!! 

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7420 posts
May 1st '17

My dd1 does it when she's upset and actually passes out.  Terrifying but she's fine lol it started when she was 10mo and she's now 2.5yo and rarely does it nowadays, but when she was younger it was a daily occurrence. 

fluffyruffruff 5 kids; United States 4725 posts
May 1st '17

Dd1 had bhs when she was younger. Anytime she would fall, she would stop breathing. The first couple of time i freaked tf out! It was terrifying. After that though, i got used to it and would just rub her back and make sure she would start breathing again in an acceptable amount of time. It would be a good 30 seconds that she would lose consciousness and stop breathing. The dr told me that she wont outgrow it until shes 7ish... But she hasnt had an incident in over a year now.

Ds1 had night terrors. Also terrifying. He hasnt had an episode in almost 3 years now.

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10689 posts
May 1st '17

My youngest is my fearless child. -_- 

SomeMommy Due June 18; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 73995 posts
May 1st '17
Quoting Mαяcєℓιηє:
My youngest is my fearless child. -_- 


Z is technically my youngest too...for now 38 and that's who I was talking about LOL

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10689 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting SomeMommy:

Z is technically my youngest too...for now  and that's who I was talking about LOL


I just don't understand why she loves to be on the brink of injury lol. A wasn't like that at all. She was and still is very cautious.  She didn't climb on things too often as a baby, but J would climb the walls if she could. 

SomeMommy Due June 18; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Chicago, IL, United States 73995 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Mαяcєℓιηє:

I just don't understand why she loves to be on the brink of injury lol. A wasn't like that at all. She was and still is very cautious.  She didn't climb on things too often as a baby, but J would climb the walls if she could. 


The other 2 are becoming more fearless but Z has been this way from the start. Gives her mother heart attacks on the daily Angry A was/is my cautious one.

We ARE the Crystal gems 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Beach city, CA, United States 17882 posts
May 1st '17
  • My youngest son... he'll be 4 in September and is a little dare devil. Ever since he was younger. I'm surprised he hasn't broken any bones or had any serious injuries Surprised he could jump from like 6 stairs with no problem, was doing pull ups on the table by 1. And other crazy stuff I can't remember. The stairs scare the crap out of me and I avoid him using it by himself in case he falls on his face.
browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting We ARE the Crystal gems:
  • My youngest son... he'll be 4 in September and is a little dare devil. Ever since he was younger. I'm surprised he hasn't broken any bones or had any serious injuries Surprised he could jump from like 6 stairs with no problem, was doing pull ups on the table by 1. And other crazy stuff I can't remember. The stairs scare the crap out of me and I avoid him using it by himself in case he falls on his face.


I remember being this little dare devil!! I always gave my mom heart attacks lol. Now the tables have turned!

*R [E]N%A/Y ¥ 2 kids; Kansas city, MO, United States 4704 posts
May 1st '17

My 5 year old!  I swear we need a running tab at the hospital ( compared to the 1 time I ever went when I was a kid) she has cut her chin open on the coffee table, they glued it,  but her pedi said they should have stapled it because the skin pulled and the glue fell off too early.  She tipped her chair backwards one of those canvas camping chairs.  And split the back of her head open and got 3 staples.  She broke a finger by shutting it in a car door. Those are the only er visits but this kid falls every time she walks.  She isn't just clumsy she doesn't learn lol. she always grabs the couch and kind of swings around it when she comes into the living room,  and she falls every damn time. Still hasn't learned. And she will do it multiple times a day.  She trips over her feet, and drops anything she tries to carry while walking.  I actually asked her pedi about it to see if maybe it could be a symptom of something but she thinks she is just really unobservant. And gets distracted easily.

lamb_nodules 2 kids; United Kingdom 3728 posts
May 2nd '17

DS is dangerous, it's exhausting. He'll move DD's little leather sofa chair around and use it to climb furniture, coffee tables, sideboards, TV unit ....  He tries to climb everything. Radiators! He's just always an inch away from a disaster. I'm totally not prepared, because DD was nothing like that. She didn't even attempt to climb the stairs on her own until she could properly walk up the stairs. Sensible!

browncrayon07 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Dixon, Il, United States 2329 posts
May 2nd '17

Quoting lamb_nodules:
DS is dangerous, it's exhausting. He'll move DD's little leather sofa chair around and use it to climb furniture, coffee tables, sideboards, TV unit ....  He tries to climb everything. Radiators! He's just always an inch away from a disaster. I'm totally not prepared, because DD was nothing like that. She didn't even attempt to climb the stairs on her own until she could properly walk up the stairs. Sensible!


DS was my safe one! He quickly learned what not to do as well. DD I'm pretty sure is going to be the one who goes sky diving when she's older lol

nataliealexis♥ 1 child; 1 angel baby; ., IL, United States 988 posts
May 2nd '17

My DS that is 19 months does the same thing your DD does! He is such a dare devil! I never thought that I'd have such a wild child. I love him to pieces, but he scares me so bad sometimes!