Parents know how important it is to correctly baby-proof your nursery to avoid  tragic consequences, and as parents we think we’ve done the best we can.  

Alison Johnson, mum to 18 month old twins Caleb and Lilly discovered all too tragically just what happens when you but the two cots them up back to back.

Like so many parents of multiples before her, she keeps her kids in the same room, with their cots side by side.  What she thought was a safe and secure nursery setup, ended her in a very dangerous and frightening situation, which she shared on her Facebook page.

“This morning I put Caleb down for his nap,” she said. “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.”

As she states, had she, like so many of us, gone and had a shower given the kids were put down to sleep, she’d hate to think what would have happened.
He was essentially hanging by his head given his body slipped through the gap and his head was too big to do so.
“When baby proofing, I never in a million years would have seen this as a potential danger,” she explains. “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.” 
While we all like to think we’re managing everything, accidents happen in the blink of an eye.  Cudos to Alison for sharing her story and potentially saving another parent from going through the same, if not worse agony.  Clearly it’s something that will stay with her forever and her warning will go on to save it happening to someone else.
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Belinda's a passionate advocate for community and connection. As the founder of the Mum Central Network she’s committed to celebrating the journey that is Australian parenthood. Mum to two cheeky boys, and wife to her superstar husband, they live a busy but crazy lifestyle in Adelaide. Great conversation, close friends and good chocolate are her chosen weapons for daily survival. Oh, and bubbles. Champagne is key.

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