Skip to comments.Baby death from shopping cart accident serves as warning
Posted on 04/01/2012 4:50:49 PM PDT by Altariel
aybe it's the culture in Los Angeles, but every time I go to a different grocery store, there are so many options for children in the grocery cart, I wonder what's next: A teenager cart equipped with an Xbox? I've seen infant seats, booster seats, plastic cars that fit two toddlers or big kids attached to the front of the cart, and carts that have a traditional seat that fits two kids instead of one.
But even with all of these options, we can never be too safe when it comes to putting our children on top of a shopping cart, where the risk of falling exists. Sadly, a mom in Macon, Georgia learned this lesson in the most tragic way when her baby fell from the top of the shopping cart onto the ground and died.
Clearly all of the above options weren't available at the local Kroger's, as the 3-month-old was in her own car seat seat, balanced on top of the shopping cart. As a friend, and Kroger employee, pushed the cart over a speed bump, the infant seat fell to the ground, killing the newborn. It makes you pause when you think of how many times babies fall off a bed or a changing table, and be thankful this wasn't you.
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What they are objecting to is that you claim the mother killed in the infant - she did not!
no you don’t.
you’re just employing the common female aggression strategy of attempting to undermine you opponent’s confidence.
I took my baby granddaughter to the grocery store, only to find out the baby seats had no seatbelts. A clerk told me a seatbelt is too dangerous, so they no longer have them. She told me all the moms put the car seats on top of the cart. I put the baby in a hand basket inside the grocery cart, and things worked out fine. I’m not comfortable with the car seat idea.
Also the story says the car seat was “balanced” on the top of the cart, not “attached” or “secured” to the cart. She just put the car seat on top of the cart without securing it. Just as in the car, the car seat doesn’t do much if it isn’t strapped down and secured from flying around inside the car.
It doesn’t sound like her precious cargo was really regarded as being that precious at all. Why would you not make sure?
The hell she didn’t....
She was negligent.
No I really do
I have know idea what that means.
and you are a chauvinist hypocrite: what of it?
Thanks, that is a better description as the story is relaid.
I still want to know what mama was doing when the "friend" was pushing the cart. The story implies negligence.
you noticed that too, huh?
I love the way “pro-life” women morph into feminazis when it’s pointed out that every single abortion in America is the fault of the woman that obtains it.
They are the living embodiment of Sartre’s “bad faith” concept.
The mother did not kill the infant, killing implies intent. It was a tragic accident.
It depends. Most newer carts are designed so that the hook that latches the seat into the carseat base, will hook on the cart and lock the carseat in place. You have to unhook it, just as if you removing it from the base to get it out of the front section of the cart. If that’s what the mom is doing, then the baby is quite safe. Older carts, or plastic ones like at Target, don’t allow for this, so then it’s safer to put baby in the cart or wear the baby.
That kind of wanton negligence is NOT a “tragic accident.”
This was a tragic accident born of ignorance, not killing.
It was an easily preventable accident that occurred due to complacency. I’ve seen a lot of reasonably intelligent people suffer horrific consequences due to complacency.
I’m sure she wouldn’t have balanced expensive crystal on the grocery cart. She should have carried the baby, in or out of the car seat.
If I could get my baby home from China in one piece, there’s no excuse for some creature that can’t get theirs through the fricken grocery store!
That is what I'm saying. To heck with the groceries. Ware the baby.
>>and you are a chauvinist hypocrite: what of it?<<
Maybe by some bizzaro world definition of both those words.
Wag your finger if it makes you feel superior — I see where this thread is trending into ugly territory.
There was a time when Conservatives were better than the Left. It is clear those days are gone here at FR.
He was pushing her groceries to the car. Very common. Extremely common to give a friend “carry-out” service.
Balancing a baby seat on top of a grocery cart is another thing.
Yeah, that’s it.
It’s not that the free pass women have gotten all these years, when it comes to children, is finally coming under fire: it’s that conservativism has degraded....
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