Thursday, August 7, 2008


Since Jackson had his first fall (into the coffee table), he's had several more. I've heard from experienced parents that this is completely normal. All you can do is watch them close and try to baby-proof your house as much as possible. I've learned though, that bumps and bruises can't be entirely prevented. In the case that Jackson bumps his head, I immediately put ARNICA on the area. It either prevents the bruise from showing at all or makes it almost disappear. Its quite amazing! Seriously...if you have an infant that is crawling, pulling up on furnature, or learning to walk, you NEED this! It is available at health stores such as Clark's in Riverside. You can also find it in some drug stores, or on websites such as and


Life with Littles said...

We use this all the time. I am always amazed at how the kids can get a huge goose egg and then it will be gone several hours later if we use arnica.

It also works great for a stiff neck!

Mrs. D. said...

Poor Jackson! That's quite a bump :(

Hazeleyessue said...

It was quite a bump! But, thanks to Arnica, it reduced to a slight bruise within an hour!