10 mnth old baby drowns in bathtub!

“You want me but....”

Since: Dec 09

I'm so mean

#142 Apr 18, 2011
family wrote:
i was at the funneral today and if you could have seen how awful it was you would quit basing them. its ashamed that people has to get on here and talk about them. let that baby rest in peace. i dont ever wont to go through this again. so please stop posting stuff on here.. that was the awfulest thing i have ever been in ,please leave them alone. and the money they took up at the church went to the funneral home..
Such a terrible ordeal and as a grandmother who lost my grandson 13 years ago when he was 7 months old, I hurt for you. There is nothing anyworse than having to bury your children. The sadest funerals are those of children.
wow

United States

#143 Apr 18, 2011
whatamom wrote:
She should have never left that baby!! Plain and simple. What? Did she think the baby would have been safe since she left it in the tub with a 2 year old?? Luckily they both didn't drown. However, she should be punished. This is neglect and I pray she gets murder charges!!!!! What was so damn important that she had to leave the kids in the tub in the first place??? Wrong!!! Just wrong!!!! They need to first tie her tubes then hang her ass!!!!!!!!
Trust me she will be punished every single day for the rest of her life. She will never forgive herself for what happened which is far worse than anything a court could ever do. So you just need to back the hell off and shut your mouth. Don't you see this woman is suffering enough. I'm not saying what happened wasn't serious but who are you to judge her?
Sunshine

United States

#144 Apr 19, 2011
My heart goes out to this family, especially the mother. I cannot imagine the guilt she feels. I pray they find the support and love they need to make it through this difficult time. And for all those condemning the mother, you certainly have the right to have and voice your opinion, but don't let your outrage only spill over on here. At least use this incident to spread to others, especially new parents how easy and quick something terrible like this can happen. I recall a few times that I forgot to grab a towel for my baby, the hall closet is only four feet away out of her bathroom, but apparently that's all it takes. I'll never go grab one without her again.
guest

United States

#145 Apr 19, 2011
What are you people thinking? This lady is a baby killer! How can she go out in public and laugh and not a worry. Maybe you just really need to know her and the person she is. When i read the comment that one person put on here that the mother made a simple little mistake please,,,,.,,,.. guess it was just simple little mistake that a baby had to pay for! This mother makes me so mad and sick at the same time!
mother of two

Sioux City, IA

#146 Apr 19, 2011
he is a good kid wrote:
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maybe the paper doesn't want to have something as sad as a baby dieing on the front page, maybe they don't want the family to have to see their tradegy on the front page, and its not picking and choosing, its being respectful
they sure did not mind putting my 2 boys on the front page 11 years ago when they got hit by a 83 yr old man..
BottomLine

Memphis, TN

#147 Apr 19, 2011
The bottom line is when you become a mother, it is your responsibility to care, nurture, and keep your child safe. I have three children of my own. I've never left them in a tub, pool, etc. alone- not even for a minute! I THINK about the consequences to my actions ahead of time to avoid what could happen. I don't even let my 7 year old play outside without me or my husband outside watching. You can call it being overprotective, but I call it being safe.

All you have to do is turn on the news and you hear about babies being left in cars to suffocate from the heat, left on school buses, being abducted while playing alone outside or hit by a car. In most cases, 99.9% of these "accidents" could be avoided.

Yes, parents are going to make mistakes, but it's your job as a parent to make sure that the health and safety of your child is your number one priority.
how stupid

Memphis, TN

#148 Apr 19, 2011
no matter if it was a mistake or not. U DO NOT LEAVE A BABY IN A TUB OF WATER. something has to be done . Sorry for her loss but come on LAW ENFOREMENT do something
really

Cordova, TN

#149 Apr 19, 2011
BottomLine wrote:
The bottom line is when you become a mother, it is your responsibility to care, nurture, and keep your child safe. I have three children of my own. I've never left them in a tub, pool, etc. alone- not even for a minute! I THINK about the consequences to my actions ahead of time to avoid what could happen. I don't even let my 7 year old play outside without me or my husband outside watching. You can call it being overprotective, but I call it being safe.
All you have to do is turn on the news and you hear about babies being left in cars to suffocate from the heat, left on school buses, being abducted while playing alone outside or hit by a car. In most cases, 99.9% of these "accidents" could be avoided.
Yes, parents are going to make mistakes, but it's your job as a parent to make sure that the health and safety of your child is your number one priority.
I wonder how many "accidents" you have avoided, since you think you are so perfect? Did you always hold this child upright when bottle feeding or have you ever propped that bottle, even for a second?(choking hazard) Did you ever place a toy, blanket, ect in the crib?(risk for SIDS) Did you ever allow that child to snuggle in your bed?(SIDS risk again) When she was an infant, did she go out in public in a large crowd, church or the grocery store maybe?(Large risk for infection for a baby whose immune system is not mature yet) Did you ever use infant formula, you are aware the powdered type is not sterile and has caused bacteria outbreaks in the past. Did your child stay secured in the back seat, rear facing until 2 years, in the center of the vehicle, with the seat secured with a seatbelt and a tether strap.(a perfect mother would know this is the American Pediatrics safest recommendation) Did you make sure the room temperature was always warm when this child was a newborn?(Just a minute of being cold will cause the heart rate to slow to a rate causing an apnea spell) Has that child EVER been exposed to cigarette smoke?(If not at home then have you ever visited any home or business that contained smoke) Has she ever entered a hospital or medical clinic for any reason?(they are a breading ground for some of the most dangerous bacteria and viruses) When driving, did you ever check on this child as your were driving to make sure the child was ok?(how dare you take your eyes away from the road) On that note, why in the world would you ever attempt to drive with a child in a moving vehicle?(the other driver may be drunk, sleepy, distracted….or for that matter YOU may have to sneeze and have to close your eyes) Did this child ever eat a hotdog or peanuts?(shame on you, feeding the food items responsible for the largest number of choking in children) When you take this child outside to play, under your close supervision, do take care this child used unscented bath products and dark clothing?(as to not to attract and stinging insects) Finally, why are you even outside playing?(have you not heard of West Nile virus, H1N1 flu, MRSA or other illnesses not yet known to us) Seem ridiculous……….so does pointing fingers at this mother who just buried her baby. If she left to take a nap then yes, that is neglect, but this was a horrible mistake. Mothers that are neglectful are the ones who expose their kids to drugs, beat their children, fail to provide basic necessities, not someone who forgot a towel. This woman will relive that moment for the rest of her live, just be thankful you are not in her place, because ANYONE could lose a child. Everyday of a child’s life present the opportunity for life altering events, just pray you never experience one and then pray for this family who did.

“You want me but....”

Since: Dec 09

I'm so mean

#150 Apr 19, 2011
guest wrote:
What are you people thinking? This lady is a baby killer! How can she go out in public and laugh and not a worry. Maybe you just really need to know her and the person she is. When i read the comment that one person put on here that the mother made a simple little mistake please,,,,.,,,.. guess it was just simple little mistake that a baby had to pay for! This mother makes me so mad and sick at the same time!
You sound like you have personal issues.
BottomLine

Memphis, TN

#151 Apr 19, 2011
really wrote:
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I wonder how many "accidents" you have avoided, since you think you are so perfect? Did you always hold this child upright when bottle feeding or have you ever propped that bottle, even for a second?(choking hazard) Did you ever place a toy, blanket, ect in the crib?(risk for SIDS) Did you ever allow that child to snuggle in your bed?(SIDS risk again) When she was an infant, did she go out in public in a large crowd, church or the grocery store maybe?(Large risk for infection for a baby whose immune system is not mature yet) Did you ever use infant formula, you are aware the powdered type is not sterile and has caused bacteria outbreaks in the past. Did your child stay secured in the back seat, rear facing until 2 years, in the center of the vehicle, with the seat secured with a seatbelt and a tether strap.(a perfect mother would know this is the American Pediatrics safest recommendation) Did you make sure the room temperature was always warm when this child was a newborn?(Just a minute of being cold will cause the heart rate to slow to a rate causing an apnea spell) Has that child EVER been exposed to cigarette smoke?(If not at home then have you ever visited any home or business that contained smoke) Has she ever entered a hospital or medical clinic for any reason?(they are a breading ground for some of the most dangerous bacteria and viruses) When driving, did you ever check on this child as your were driving to make sure the child was ok?(how dare you take your eyes away from the road) On that note, why in the world would you ever attempt to drive with a child in a moving vehicle?(the other driver may be drunk, sleepy, distracted….or for that matter YOU may have to sneeze and have to close your eyes) Did this child ever eat a hotdog or peanuts?(shame on you, feeding the food items responsible for the largest number of choking in children) When you take this child outside to play, under your close supervision, do take care this child used unscented bath products and dark clothing?(as to not to attract and stinging insects) Finally, why are you even outside playing?(have you not heard of West Nile virus, H1N1 flu, MRSA or other illnesses not yet known to us) Seem ridiculous……….so does pointing fingers at this mother who just buried her baby. If she left to take a nap then yes, that is neglect, but this was a horrible mistake. Mothers that are neglectful are the ones who expose their kids to drugs, beat their children, fail to provide basic necessities, not someone who forgot a towel. This woman will relive that moment for the rest of her live, just be thankful you are not in her place, because ANYONE could lose a child. Everyday of a child’s life present the opportunity for life altering events, just pray you never experience one and then pray for this family who did.
Okay, I didn't read past the first few sentences. You are just nit-picking to take the responsibility of this woman's actions. There is a HUGE difference between propping a bottle under your chin and leaving your 10 month old in a bath tub ALONE! I truly believe there is more to the story. I do not believe she walked out of the room to get a towel and was gone 2 seconds and the baby was dead. She was gone MINUTES if not longer. Who even sits a baby in a tub without a suctioned bath safety seat?

My kids are healthy, happy and most importantly alive. Why? Cause I did my damn job. There is a huge difference between accidents, mistakes, and stupidity. What this mother did was outright stupid and should be categorized as neglect!
whatamom

Monroe, LA

#152 Apr 19, 2011
Like I said before it is NEGLECT and was pure stupidity!! You may call it an accident but it was one that never would have happen if the mother had her damn priorities straight!!! The children should have been her number one priority. No matter what. She failed as a mother and the baby suffered the ultimate price. She needs the other child taken away by the state and needs to be behind bars!!! This should have never happened. Never. No child should ever be left alone especially in a damn bathtub of water.
really

Cordova, TN

#153 Apr 19, 2011
BottomLine wrote:
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Okay, I didn't read past the first few sentences. You are just nit-picking to take the responsibility of this woman's actions. There is a HUGE difference between propping a bottle under your chin and leaving your 10 month old in a bath tub ALONE! I truly believe there is more to the story. I do not believe she walked out of the room to get a towel and was gone 2 seconds and the baby was dead. She was gone MINUTES if not longer. Who even sits a baby in a tub without a suctioned bath safety seat?
My kids are healthy, happy and most importantly alive. Why? Cause I did my damn job. There is a huge difference between accidents, mistakes, and stupidity. What this mother did was outright stupid and should be categorized as neglect!
hmmm sounds like you are guilty of some of the examples.Just because you did it and nothing happened does not make you any better, you were just lucky. Actually these are all instances of things parents do everyday, to contribute to the death of the children they love. Not on purpose, but either out of convience or just not thinking. Do you really think if she had it to do over again she would? BTW using curse words does not help make your point, only the fact that the perfect mom is a little on the white trash side:) As we pray for the family and thank God for our children, we will pray for your child too, since you are too busy to do the same.
guest

United States

#154 Apr 19, 2011
its over now she put her son to rest.we need to put this thrend to rest all so. she has to live the rest of her life with this we don't .so please just stop it
oh my

United States

#155 Apr 19, 2011
BottomLine wrote:
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Okay, I didn't read past the first few sentences. You are just nit-picking to take the responsibility of this woman's actions. There is a HUGE difference between propping a bottle under your chin and leaving your 10 month old in a bath tub ALONE! I truly believe there is more to the story. I do not believe she walked out of the room to get a towel and was gone 2 seconds and the baby was dead. She was gone MINUTES if not longer. Who even sits a baby in a tub without a suctioned bath safety seat?
My kids are healthy, happy and most importantly alive. Why? Cause I did my damn job. There is a huge difference between accidents, mistakes, and stupidity. What this mother did was outright stupid and should be categorized as neglect!
How does one determine nit-picking when only reading the first two sentences? You wouldn't be telling a fib would you? That's not what perfect mothers do. Now that's nit-picking!
jessica

Sioux City, IA

#156 Apr 19, 2011
I first would like to say my prayers go up for this family and as a mother myself i must say all of you who are bashing this woman and are parents should be ashamed of yourselves..think back, have you NEVER done something that could of ended in a tragedy such as this...I am a great mother and until i read this story i never thought about the little things i have done that could of ended badly..i have accidently forgot a towel and ran into the next room to grab it while my child was bathing but luckily my child didnt suffer. this doesnt make me a bad mom it makes me human as it does for this woman...i do not know exact details so i can not say whether she left for a long time or ran to get something real quick but i think everyone who is puttin her down should just consider bein a little more considerate alot of the time there is more to a story than meets the eye. god bless this family.
meg

United States

#157 Apr 19, 2011
Tell me something what purpose would it serve her going to jail. She has to live with this guilt for the rest of her life is that not punishment enough. Its a terrible tradegy that was an accident she did not purposely kill her son. She made a bad decission. You people have no idea what she is going thru. I was at the funeral and this whole family is shattered by losing thiss child. Just imagine the pain this mother is feeling. This family does not need someone bashing them.even if you don't like her you have no right to judge her she is going thru hell right now she loved that child. Please leave her a lone. Let God take care of this matter. She has to live with her self and this guilt forever. Everyone need to help her thru this her life wll never be the same again. Shame on you. Quit trying to hurt her anymore.
coffee drinker

Bluff City, TN

#158 Apr 19, 2011
i tell ya, she killed a baby. she should be punished. period. a woman just got 10 years for leaving her baby alone in a bathtub. dam people. i hate that it happenned, but if she gets away with it, it tells the world, if you make a good story up you can get away with killing your child. period. this little man didn't have a choice of growing up, didn't get a voice. burn the bitch. Sorry to the dad, and bigger brother or sister, this little feller never got to live. Just my thoughts. and i wont shut up till she is behind bars. we dont live in a world where you can say oopssss, lol, i fucked up. hell no. life in jail.before she kills her other.
coffee drinker

Bluff City, TN

#159 Apr 19, 2011
meg wrote:
Tell me something what purpose would it serve her going to jail. She has to live with this guilt for the rest of her life is that not punishment enough. Its a terrible tradegy that was an accident she did not purposely kill her son. She made a bad decission. You people have no idea what she is going thru. I was at the funeral and this whole family is shattered by losing thiss child. Just imagine the pain this mother is feeling. This family does not need someone bashing them.even if you don't like her you have no right to judge her she is going thru hell right now she loved that child. Please leave her a lone. Let God take care of this matter. She has to live with her self and this guilt forever. Everyone need to help her thru this her life wll never be the same again. Shame on you. Quit trying to hurt her anymore.
It will tell other mothers to straighten up, kids have rights to, if you gonna give em a bath, have your shit together
pepper123

Jackson, TN

#160 Apr 20, 2011
murder yes murder,she should get the maxs.drugs will make you do stupid things,murder,all the way!!not an accident,murder.neglect.murder ,if she gets nothing,murder,that tells all murder!
guest

York, SC

#161 Apr 20, 2011
I totally agree she messed up she should pay for it...horrible horrible murder

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