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Parenting => Health and Safety => Safety => Topic started by: Laura on January 29, 2008, 02:56:43 PM

Title: Near drowning
Post by: Laura on January 29, 2008, 02:56:43 PM
Here's an article that was in today's news. We should always remember to keep extra vigilant with young children and water:

Two infants rushed to hospital Tuesday after almost drowning in a bathtub are going to be fine thanks to the life-saving efforts of paramedics.

The emergency workers rushed to a residence on Exbury Rd. in the Jane and Wilson area just before 8am. Two children, a one-year-old girl and her 10-month-old cousin, were found in the bathtub and the little girl was unconscious. The mother who'd been bathing the pair had stepped away for a moment when the potentially fatal mishap occurred.

Title: Re: Near drowning
Post by: CareDC on June 08, 2008, 12:33:17 PM
This new is from the States but a very sad story.

A 10-month old girl died Friday after being thrown to the floor at least twice by a 7-year-old girl at a Pittsburgh daycare center, police said.

Marcia Posten was pronounced dead at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, said Lt. Daniel Herrmann.

The infant was found unresponsive at about noon at a daycare center run out of a private home in the city's Garfield neighborhood, he said.

"Right now, we're discussing what we should do with the (7-year-old) girl," Herrmann said. "She is not going to be arrested." He said the girl will likely be evaluated by a psychiatrist.

Authorities haven't decided whether the girl will be returned to her parents or turned over the Allegheny County child welfare officials.

Police said a 20-year-old daycare provider was with six children in the basement of Bray's Family Day Care when she went upstairs to change the diaper of a 1-year-old.,2933,364223,00.html
Title: Re: Near drowning
Post by: spud on June 09, 2008, 09:57:14 AM
NOne of those children should have been left alone..diaper changes should occur in the same room as all the other children..I know its not as ultimate/sanitary as an actual changetable, but using a diaper change pad can be done anywhere..any child under the age of 6 should never be left alone for any time. Very sad story indeed.
Title: Re: Near drowning
Post by: jharrisece on June 09, 2008, 07:41:40 PM
In BC it is mandatory regulations that all children are changed on a proper change table/area and you are not to leave the children unattended (so a door left open to observe the children while changing) and they specifically say that the caregiver cannot be on a seperate floor from the children.  I know not everyone here abides by that though and that is when something like this story can happen. 
Title: Re: Near drowning
Post by: CareDC on June 10, 2008, 01:01:58 PM
It should be commom sense on the part of a childcare provider not to leave an infant alone, especially when there are older children involved. NO RULES WILL EVER REPLACE COMMON SENSE that we adults should have. I wonder if they are going to charge her with anything.