The Most Dangerous Height

Keep smilin’ kid.

You’ve heard of the perfect storm. Well, there comes a time in every toddler’s life when they reach the perfect height — FOR DANGER.

The perfect dangerous height is between 34 – 38 inches. It is also the height of every sharp counter top corner, perilous dining table corner and every malicious door knob known to man.

I’m not a panicked first-time mom here either. I’m of the “walk it off” mentality when it comes to these types of injuries, but even still, I was in no way prepared for the following tale of bloodshed:

A few months ago my son was running through the kitchen at bedtime (naturally). As he went to leap into my arms for a good night kiss at warp speed, he caught the bottom corner of my kitchen counter top — WITH HIS HEAD!

Friends, there was blood. So much blood. Heads are not supposed to bleed, like ever. That kitchen counter corner took a big fat gouge out of his head and shaved about 3.75 years off my life. About a week later, still nice and scabby-headed, he poked his eye with a door knob. Seriously child, you’re killing me. If I could stop popping this bubble wrap for half a second, I’d wrap you up in it.

As much as I wish this kid would stop growing, part of me is begging for him to reach 39″ already so I can stop worrying about this crap!

Is your toddler the perfect height for danger? Are you taking precautions to protect them from themselves?

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This mom firmly states: “To hell with baby-proofing!”

Article Posted 4 years Ago
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