Parenting after 35

Sad, sad story....

A 23 month old lost his life today after getting tangled in a curtain cord 10 days ago.  A lot of my hometown friends have been following his story and, of course, praying for him to recover.   It breaks my heart.   I can't even imagine losing a child due to an accident like this.

This weekend, DH and I had already planned to babyproof the house.

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Re: Sad, sad story....

  • Thats such a heartbreaking story. I can't even imagine.
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  • That is just devastating.
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  • M.AmyM.Amy member

    What scares me is that no matter how careful you are there can always be something.  I found a button on the floor in Matt's closet this morning and I always let him play in there without paying close attention because I thought it was safe.

    Also what scares me is when we go to friends' houses who are not babyproofed. Now I know how all of my friends with kids felt when they came over!

  • What is scary is that the family has other little ones, so it's not like their little boy was the first kid and they might have missed something, etc.  You just can't be sure of what a kid will get in to.. curtain cords or something completely innocent that you didn't even consider a hazard.


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  • My thoughts and condolences to the family.....and thanks for the warning.  i will need to check my curtain cords when I get home.
  • PeskyPesky member
    How heart-breaking!!  That kind of stuff scares me to death because as much as you can do to child-proof the house, DS always manages to find something to get into.  DD was so good and still is, that I've been spoiled.

    DD -- 5YO
    DS -- 3YO

  • Oh, that is so terrible.  Those poor parents, you know they must blame themselves, making the grief even worse.

    We are lucky in that we have plantation shutters, and the only two sets of blinds in the house are in places that DD can't get to alone (top of the stairs on the other side of the baby gate, and in one of the bathrooms).  Still she is fascinated by the cords, and I always have to rush her by the window at the top of the stairs and through the gate, because she wants to grab the cords.  We are going to be moving very soon, though and this story is a good reminder to make babyproofing all of the window treatments a top priority.

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