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Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1739 posts
Jan 2nd '13

WTF? Who leaves a one year old alone in the tub for ANYTHING? DS is 20 months and I don't even leave him in the tub long enough to grab a towel. If I forget to grab one I let him be cold outside the tub for 2 seconds while I grab one. I'd rather him get a cold than drown. That's sad :( I would definitely say that was the parent's fault.

MamaOf3BlueEyedCuties Due February 22 (boy); TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lebo, Kansas 2642 posts
Jan 2nd '13

id say the parent i mean they are the one that left thier baby in a bath tub alone. i bet that parent wishes they would have waited to check that facebook notification now

BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting Blaine Edwards:" *sigh* so sad, and more sad that this kind of thing happens so often. it was an accident, but she ... [snip!] ... be charged with negligence and manslaughter, though i'm not sure of a punishment worse than living with that kind of guilt."


I agree.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
Jan 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Not the same."</blockquote>



Ok. But I can't imagine the amount of guilt this mother is going to live wih for the rest of her life. I think that's enough and she doesn't need to be prosecuted in my opinion.

It's so Fluffayy! Due March 17 (girl); 19 kids; Texas 4279 posts
Jan 2nd '13

Yes she should be charged with negligence. That's like me leaving my 13 month old play outside next to a busy street and just go inside to sit on the computer. It's the same thing. There should of been supervision as it's a dangerous situation.

Faye's Mama 1 child; Springfield, MO, United States 4569 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Not the same."</blockquote> Ok. But ... [snip!] ... is going to live wih for the rest of her life. I think that's enough and she doesn't need to be prosecuted in my opinion."


She is guilty of negligence. That alone needs to be prosecuted.

Mama Van D Due November 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Unity, Maine 2454 posts
Jan 2nd '13

She should be charged. It was absolutely her fault.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Not the same."</blockquote> Ok. But ... [snip!] ... is going to live wih for the rest of her life. I think that's enough and she doesn't need to be prosecuted in my opinion."

It's negligence. Anyone with half a brain knows you don't leave a baby in the tub alone for any amount of time.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" in this case, yeah, she should be charged with something. If her 8 year old were to slip in the shower and hit her head or something, then that would be an accident. "

:!::!::!:

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 34635 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting тᴀỵ 26:" I was reading a story about the death of a 13 month old. Apparently the LO was in the bath and the parent ... [snip!] ... away. Is the parent at fault or is it purely an 'accident'? Should the parent be charged, if so, what should the charge be?"


It is the parent's fault and she should be charged. Who the eff leaves a 1 year old unattended in a tub of water?

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jas ♥:</b>" Not the same."</blockquote> Ok. But ... [snip!] ... is going to live wih for the rest of her life. I think that's enough and she doesn't need to be prosecuted in my opinion."


so, would you think the same for anyone else? if a drunk driver felt bad for killing someone in an accident, you wouldn't mind if they weren't charged with something? just because they would also have to live with it for the rest of their life?.....



i think she should be charged. it was preventable, and easily so.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Jan 2nd '13

Parents fault. I didn't start leaving my kids till around 2 by themselves in the tub.



Eta 3 not 2 lol

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 34635 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting Thisperyears:" It's negligence. Anyone with half a brain knows you don't leave a baby in the tub alone for any amount of time."


I'm starting to think 3/4 of the population lack a brain.



MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" :!: I never understood why people think that. "


me either. if it was me, whether it was drunk driving or leaving my kid in the tub, i would WANT to be prosecuted for it. i would feel terrible my whole life, yes, but i would want to be held accountable for the absolutely dumb thing that i did.

Destinite 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 34635 posts
Jan 2nd '13
Quoting MommaSav2:" No IMO she should not be charged. It's a terrible tragedy and it could have been prevented. I'm sure ... [snip!] ... make potentially fatal mistakes all the time. Would you prosecute a mother who didn't anchor her child's dresser to the wall?"


Well, that sounds like an easy scapegoat way to kill your kid if you ask me. Sorry, if you are stupid enough to leave a child that cannot swim alone while you check facebook, you deserve whatever you have coming to you.