Baby girl smothered to death by her teddy bear in horrifying accident.
Heartbroken mum, Dexy Leigh Walsh, from Dundee, said she stuffed the teddies down the side of 18 month old Connie Rose’s bed to stop her falling – but it ended up being the ‘biggest regret of her life’
The bears are believed to have suffocated the little girl.
Mum Dexy Leigh Walsh found her in the morning in her bedroom at their home in Dundee, the Daily Record reports.
The toddler was not breathing and the horrified young mum realised every parent’s worst nightmare had come true for her.
Dexy has shared a warning on Facebook.
“I have been blaming myself as she passed away due to suffocation as I had packed down the side of her bed with teddy’s and placed a big one on top of the smaller teddy’s to stop her from falling down the side of her bed, and she did exactly that but as it was all teddy bears she went under the massive teddy and fell asleep with the angels, all I think about now is what if I just left it empty she would still be here maybe with just a small bump on her head.
“I want every parent to see and be aware of this. Let them fall don’t try to stuff small places up with soft things just leave it empty. She had a bed guard at one side and the smallest gap from her wall to her bed and that’s where I had put all her teddy’s my biggest regret in life. Please move everything off your kids bed and away from the sides.”
SID recommends parents do not use cot bumpers or soft bedding as these have been associated with fatal sleep accidents.
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