The moment you tuck your babies in and get a last look at their sweet little sleeping faces is a precious one. But once their bedroom door is closed, things can take a terrible turn. For instance, if a crib’s bumper pads places are too soft, a baby could press his or her nose into it and suffocate. And now there’s another dangerous crib-related danger to watch out for and it involves putting to of them close together. Alison Johnson from Arizona is a mother of three who recently walked in on a terrifying scene in her twin babies’ room. Like many mothers of twins or babies close in age, Alison decided to set up the babies’ cribs side by side. But one morning when she went to check on her twins during nap time, she saw something that will give her nightmares for years. Because of the placement of her twins’ cribs, Alison’s son Caleb got stuck between the two cribs and almost hung himself. “When baby proofing, I never in a million years would have seen this as a potential danger,” Alison writes on Facebook. Read Alison’s account below.
“I have a lot of friends that have twins or kids close in age that may have a similar set up, so I wanted to share something VERY scary that happened today.”
“This morning I put Caleb down for his nap. Shortly after he started to cry. After a few minutes, I went in to check on him.”
“He had climbed out of his crib and was stuck between his crib and Libby’s crib. His body fit through, but his head wouldn’t. He was using every ounce of energy he had to hold himself up by his little arms. If they had given out, he would’ve just been hanging there by his head.”
“What’s even more scary is that like many moms, I generally use nap time as an opportunity to shower. Had I done that today and checked on him after five minutes, he would have literally hung himself. When baby proofing, I never in a million years would have seen this as a potential danger.”
“Please consider sharing this post in case someone you know may have a similar set up. It’s incredibly heartbreaking to think of what the outcome could have been today. I’m still totally shook up over it and don’t think the vision of him stuck there will ever leave my head.”
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