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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Only moms can kill their kids and not be charged. Nobody else can get away with it.
>>Only moms can kill their kids and not be charged. Nobody else can get away with it.<<
This was a tragic accident born of ignorance, not “killing.” My mom went to her grave mourning the deaths of my 2 older brothers — one from SIDS, one from Infant Pneumonia. Every day she carried that, and it wasn’t her fault.
I cannot imagine how this mom feels, knowing her mis-judgment cost her baby’s life. The pain must order on the unbearable.
You sir, S.A.M., are a presumptuous lout. I pray, with every fiber of my being, you never know the tragedy of a loss of your own child.
This mother did not ‘kill’ her child, it was a tragic accident.
Killing implies intent.
I was in a store and a new mother had they baby’s car seat perched atop the front seat like that. I told her she really needed to put the baby in the actual cart for safety. She did, but you tell she thought I was nuts. Some people just do not think about repercussions.
Too many inner-city women where I live kill their kids by rolling over them while sleeping. Nobody ever gets charged with anything. How hard is it to make sure the child safety seat is actually secured on the shopping cart if that is the one way you decide to use the shopping cart?
I don’t get this? Another person was pushing the cart? Mom was too busy what? Lighting up a smoke to carry the kid????
>>Too many inner-city women where I live kill their kids by rolling over them while sleeping. Nobody ever gets charged with anything. How hard is it to make sure the child safety seat is actually secured on the shopping cart if that is the one way you decide to use the shopping cart?<<
You continue to conflate ignorance and stupidity with intent. Yes, it might be manslaughter from an extreme perspective, but there is no punishment you and your ilk can subject that will exceed what these women will feel for the rest of their lives.
Seriously, what is your issue?
A baby who dies in a bed with their parent is not killed, it is an accident.
For thousands of years babies have slept with their parents, good grief, have you never heard the term ‘family bed’?.
The “babies shouldn’t sleep with their parents” is a new phenomenon.
Look at your tag line.
Manslaughter is a crime.
Killing babies is a “right” in this country.
It must be. They are doing it every day. And getting away with it.
>>Killing babies is a right in this country.<<
Conflating abortion, the deliberate act of infanticide, with simple unthinking accidents is wrong on just about very possible level. You lessen the former when raising the latter.
They have to be drunk or high. Lots of women co-sleep without harming their kids.
Secret Agent Man, there are such things as tragic accidents.
Since most of the time it’s mom in charge of the baby, of course it is most often mom.
If dads usually watched the baby, it would be usually dad.
Infant care is 24/7 with almost total sleep deprivation and tons of distraction. I am amazed as many children survive as do.
Misfired comment? I think you wanted the one who commented to me.
“My ilk” is the only one on this thread who cares the baby is dead, everyone else is making excuses.
You know nothing of what you speak.
In my town co-sleeping is the new way inner-city moms get rid of their babies. When the same moms keep doing it multiple times, sorry, it ain’t an accident. Nobody charges them because they are black.
>>My ilk is the only one on this thread who cares the baby is dead,<<
Your ilk is the one pointing the finger of blame in the complete absence of information. You know, like the New Black Panthers looking for Zimmerman.
I care the baby is dead but you have yet to offer anything other than racial stereotypes on the how and why.
You are the one on this thread who has apparently never made a mistake that will obviously torment this mother for the rest of her life.
You are also a cold hearted person who can’t comprehend that people are humans. I wish I were cold hearted enough to say that I hope you feel the judgement of your own judgement. Fortunately for you, I am not.
I really feel sorry for you.
Hopefully more parents will think about the consequences and keep their baby’s car seat in the shopping cart.
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