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Toddler Death :( Safety reminder -

Hi Moms,

I saw on the news today. :(

A little 20-month babygirl woke up from her nap and started climbing on her dresser. The dresser fell on her, and she passed away.

Poor baby . . . it breaks my heart.

So, this is a reminder to all of us to make sure that our furniture is bolted to the walls.


Asked by ImaginationMama at 3:18 PM on May. 24, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (38)
  • When my dd was close to that age I was folding clothes. She went over to her dresser and started to climb it. It started to tip over but I was quick enough to stop it and grab her. After I set her down the first words out of her mouth were "oh shit". Not even sure what I said. Our situation could have been so much worse. I went out that night and got the stuff to bolt her furniture. I can't even imagine what that family is going through.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 3:37 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • :( so sad.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 3:19 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Oh those poor parents.. I couldn't imagine what they must be going through right now

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:22 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • Our children's chest of drawers have been attached to the wall from the beginning. That is such a terrible thing for anyone to go through!

    Answer by AngieBry at 3:41 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • How sad.


    Our younger kids don't even have a dresser in their room for this reason. Their clothes are in a closet in the hallway. Thanks for the reminder though, our older son just got a new bookcase and while I don't expect him to have any problems tipping it over, his little brothers might.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:45 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • that is terrible. :(

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:48 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • How horrid... I couldn't imagine loosing a child like that. It happens so easily, my kids have done it twice now. But I think bolting furniture to the wall is a bit much! We can't raise our kids in a bubble or protection...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 3:55 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • how horrible!

    Answer by eustacejessica at 4:13 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • we bolted furniture down as soon as our child could pull up!

    Answer by eustacejessica at 4:14 PM on May. 24, 2011

  • oh my gosh. that is sad

    Answer by Amanda272011 at 7:46 PM on May. 24, 2011