Few moments are as magical as watching your little baby stand up by himself for first time. Indeed as young parents we are so proud that we can’t even imagine that every other child, or indeed any other child, could be capable of such an astounding feat!
But it doesn’t take long for our pride to give way to fear and constantly running interference to protect our amazing toddler, who despite his brilliance and unbridled enthusiasm is, let’s face it, clumsy.
As they learn to crawl or walk, they trip, fall and roll—and it’s not uncommon for toddlers to hit their heads in the process on something in their way. And let’s face it, everything is in their way!
One cause of the frequency of toddler head injuries is that the toddler’s head is his center of gravity, proportionally larger than the rest of his body, and hence can easily propel him forward or backward.