A Perth mum is demanding an explanation after her son was picked up from day care sporting a shocking head injury.
One-year-old Xavier Cox had a large graze and was bleeding from his forehead.
Carers initially told Darlene Cox her son had fallen late Monday afternoon, but then she claims they changed their story, saying a carer had been holding two children when she accidentally dropped the boy, reports 9 news.
“I hadn’t had a phone call or anything… I said what’s happened to my baby?”
Darlene claims initially she was told he had tumbled while sitting down, but it wasn’t until she spoke to her four-year-old daughter that the complete story came out.
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“The lady said: ‘I’m really sorry, I was nursing (him) on a chair… some other girl’s called me and I’ve lost concentration and I’ve accidentally dropped him’,” Darlene said.
The mother-of-four says she was never called or notified of the incident, nor did they call a doctor or bandage the boy up.
“Not one of the girls were heading to the office to call me, there was one girl with my baby with an ice pack … there was no one in the office.”
“They were trying to reassure me it’s an accident, it’s an accident.”
“My point is she’s qualified to work with babies… you just don’t drop a baby when someone calls your name,” Darlene said.
The Department of Communities has confirmed it’s been notified of the incident and is currently undertaking an investigation.
Poor little bubba
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