Boy falls from bunk bed, dies

Boy falls from bunk bed, dies

There are 64 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 12, 2007, titled Boy falls from bunk bed, dies. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

An autopsy was scheduled today for a 2-year-old Aurora boy who fell from a bunk bed over the weekend.

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george

Bonfield, IL

#1 Nov 12, 2007
what kind of dumbass parents put a two year old on a bunkbed period---its these kind of parents that should be punished for stupidity----my son is three and we put guard rails up on his bed that is low to the floor to begin with. STUPID, STUPID, STUPID
Sar

Skokie, IL

#2 Nov 12, 2007
A medical condition affecting his balance? Come on, he's 2yo! They're not terribly coordinated at that age. Poor kid probably just rolled out of the bed. What reasonable person puts a 2yo to sleep on the top bunk?!
An terrible accident

United States

#3 Nov 12, 2007
Being that he fell from a bunkbed, I am assuming he had older siblings. Chances are it was not his bed. He was probably playing around, climbed the bed and fell. Two year olds are monkeys. This sounds like nothing more then a terrible accident. It's very sad and I am sure the family is feeling horrible.
Debra

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 12, 2007
Who would put a 2 year old in a bunk bed? Too many irresponsible parents out there. There is more to children than them just looking cute. Wake up.
Heather Breckenridge CO

Littleton, CO

#5 Nov 12, 2007
Could all the people who are having their kids hurt STOP HAVING KIDS!!!
STOP BREEDING YOUR STUPID GENES!

I am appalled at the world. You don't put a 2 year old on a top bunk! They have safety beds, GOOD FLIPPING LORD!

Stupidity is breeding and it is now out of control in this country!

I pray God will keep these children safe and out of harms way of the people who obviously didn't take care of them properly.

The world is really scaring me. Horrible.
Your local media

Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 12, 2007
Holy Christ! A grown adult put a 2-year-old in the top bed of a bunk bed? I don't think I can stand how stupid people are anymore.
Mom to three

AOL

#7 Nov 12, 2007
I had read up on bunkbeds and it is actually reccommended that children undr the age of 6 not be put in the top bunk. I had a loft bed of a friends that was staying with us in my daughters' room, and once it wa sapparent the friends were not going to be staying with us, I took that loft bed down with the assistance of my children. SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE THEY COULD FALL FROM IT and I only have one that is under 6 yoa. I have an infant, but don't count her since she has only seen the upstairs maybe 5 times....BunkBeds=Bad things to happen so sorry for this family!!!
DUMB and DUMBER

United States

#8 Nov 12, 2007
read the frickin article IT WASN'T THE PARENTS.....
Apparently people can't even read vs. taking care of kids
Joe

Hinsdale, IL

#9 Nov 12, 2007
My first response was what kind of goof puts a 2 year old in a bunk bed, but there is not enough information here. What if the boy was in a crib, climbed out and up onto the bunk?
ashley

Western Springs, IL

#10 Nov 12, 2007
if it wasnt his bed, what was he doing on there at 11pm when he is suppose to be sleeping!
Bill

United States

#12 Nov 12, 2007
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I'm sure that the parents appreciate many of the warm, compassionate, heartfelt condolences that were spewed forth here.

Now, exactly WHO should NOT be allowed to BREED ??..... Look in the mirror !

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PDQ

Lombard, IL

#13 Nov 12, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. How sad.
As for bunk beds, well, if they have alot of children and not enough rooms for each child and they need bunk beds-
Reading this story, we don't know who he was in the bed with, why he was in the bed, and exactly what caused the fall.
It is a tragic accident. And yes, people do make the wrong decisions on where to lay a child to sleep- it happens all the time. Remember the wiener dog??
What about all the parents that still keep their children in cribs even though they know how to climb out. Many of those children have hurt there heads too! Children love to climb and be curious. Accidents happen. In this case it was tragic.
God Bless the family at this time.
Chicago South Loop

Houston, TX

#15 Nov 12, 2007
Regardless of the fault, a horrible experience for all involved. I could think of no worse experience than the loss of one's children. Let's have a little bit of empathy here; nowhere does it read that the parents did not love this precious child. Prayers are not enough.

Since: Nov 07

NM

#16 Nov 12, 2007
My condolences to the family.
I can remember my kids at that age and they were little monkeys, to the extent that my daughter at 2 1/2 yrs old built and climbed a "ladder" of toys and chairs up to the top shelf of the closet and got into her bottle of Tylenol with codeine, the only thing that saved her was the fact that she shared with her little brother, that was a fun trip to the ER, activated charcoal and all.

There is a reason they go from being called rug-rats to curtain-climbers to yard apes!
corona

United States

#17 Nov 12, 2007
DUMB and DUMBER wrote:
read the frickin article IT WASN'T THE PARENTS.....
Apparently people can't even read vs. taking care of kids
This is exactly what I'm thinking as I read some of these crazy comments.
Maverick

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 12, 2007
The life of a child is worth too much to be put into the hands of people who have the common sense of a fly. The law should require all new parents (i know they didn't cause this) to take a class on how to raise children because God knows there are too many irresponsible parents out there!
Theresa

Chicago, IL

#19 Nov 12, 2007
My heart goes out to the family of the 2 year old....Im sure people have heard of the terrible two. Kids are going to be kids and at that age they are more active than ever so its no one fault. im sure that the relative that was babysitting might have stepped away for a sec and the 2 year old just acted as a 2 year old...

Since: Nov 07

NM

#20 Nov 12, 2007
PDQ wrote:
Remember the wiener dog??
I remember the story but haven't been able to access it even though I am still getting notice of replies...what gives, can you find it?
cMe

Alsip, IL

#21 Nov 12, 2007
Bill wrote:
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I'm sure that the parents appreciate many of the warm, compassionate, heartfelt condolences that were spewed forth here.
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The parents won't but these posters are the type every prosecutor wants in their jury box. Guilty or not.
bornintheusa

Des Plaines, IL

#22 Nov 12, 2007
so tragic. i have to admit, i had the same initial reaction as a lot of the not so warm and fuzzy comments, but in the end an innocent life was lost. no matter how stupid, etc. a tragedy still. SO NOW WILL EVERYONE PLEASE GET RID OF THEIR: BUNK BEDS, TRAMPOLINES, ATVs, STOP GIVING YOUR KIDS SODA IN BABY BOTTLES, SMOKING AROUND YOUR KIDS, KISSING YOUR KIDS WHEN YOUVE GOT A MOUTHFUL OF HERPES SORES, LEAVING YOUR KIDS WITH IRRESPONSIBLE STRANGERS OR A NEW BOYFRIEND WHO JUST GOT OUT OF JAIL, NOT USING CARSEATS OR BOOSTERS, GIVING YOUR KIDS $400 VIDEO GAMES BUT NO VALUES OR MORALS OR INTELLIGENCE.
Just a few suggestions.

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