I haven't done this but I have accidentally left my baby at home. She was asleep in portacot in the lounge. I thought do had put her in and he thought I had. We both were extremely sleep deprived. She was only a few weeks old at the time. It was 25 mind before we realised she wasn't in the car with us. I rang the police to ask them to break into my house to get her. They wouldn't. They said I would get there before them.
Last edited by LoveLivesHere; 08-06-2015 at 23:26.
I've never done it but once my sister arrived at a family gathering and left her DS in the car for 20minutes before realising. She thought the other kids had let him out. Luckily the car was parked in the shade and it wasn't a overly hot day.
I've done it too, both DH and I thought each other had taken the baby out other car, we had the other 3 kids (including 21 month year old twins) and it was chaos - like every day back then, luckily we realised and he was only in there for 5 minutes or something. But yeah, I know it can happen, even when you are a loving, caring parent.
I never watch 60 minutes, but I tuned in to see the ASD and music story, and came across it. So heartbreaking, those parents were clearly utterly devastated, and they won't ever get over it. So tragic.
Have heard of this happening alot and I just do not understand how it can happen. How a parent can forget their child is mind boggling to me. We are all busy, tired I get that but to forget a child... There was an incident last year where a father drove to drop his 1 year old off at daycare where he parks to catch the bus to work, he forgets to take the child into daycare, hops on the bus and goes about his day then at 4.30 that afternoon he goes into the daycare to collect the child only then realising he never did, the baby was still in the car. Doesn't sit well with me sorry! Don't know about anyone else but I think about my kids many times throughout the day when I'm not with them wondering what their doing etc so if I did happen to leave one somewhere it would soon register.
We're parents and we're human. Stop judging.
And in any case - its extremely insensitive to make such a comment immediately after a number of posters have confessed having been in similar situations. Have some empathy and sensitivity!
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