Sunday, August 18, 2019

Parents woke up to find three-month-old baby dead after falling into their bed

Devastated parents woke up to find their three-month-old baby dead in their bed after he rolled in from his cot.

An inquest into the boy's death was held at Hull Coroner's Court on Friday where the boy's mum gave an account of what happened on December 4, 2018.

She found her son lifeless, white and not breathing that morning, report Hull Live.

The day before the youngster was diagnosed with a viral upper respiratory tract infection after developing a chesty cough, with doctors telling his parents he would recover in a few days.


That night, the baby’s parents went to sleep around 9.45pm with the tot falling asleep in a cot next to their bed.

However, tragedy struck the following morning when the baby’s mum woke up suddenly to find the little boy in the couple’s bed.

She said: “At 9.45pm we all went to bed. Neither my partner nor I had been drinking and our baby was in a cot next to our bed.

“One of our daughters woke up crying in the night and her crying woke up our other daughter so they both came into our bed.

“My partner gave our baby a bottle and he woke up. He then placed him back in his cot and I woke up suddenly because of light coming in.

“I realised our baby had rolled into our bed. He was white and not breathing and I woke up my partner and told him to ring an ambulance.”

The boy’s father took him downstairs and placed him on a kitchen table before paramedics arrived around 8.30am.

The mother stayed with the couple’s other two children while her partner went in the ambulance with paramedics who administered adrenaline shots and chest compressions in a bid to revive the youngster.

On arrival at Hull Royal Infirmary, doctors made their desperate efforts to bring the baby back to his life but he was pronounced dead at 9.10am on December 4.

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