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A grieving mum has admitted she was distracted when she left her six-month-old son in the back of her hot car.

Blondia Curry, 30, admits she had her hands full finding carers for her four children as she raced off to her shift at Domino’s Pizza in Virginia on Friday, shares yahoo 7.

She was on her way to work when one of the arrangements fell through.

“My youngest daughter’s father calls and he said his mother wasn’t going to be able to watch [one of her daughters]. That’s what I believe threw me off,” the mother of four said.

After managing to drop off her three eldest children with a relative, Ms Curry made her way to work, only to receive another call from a friend who was checking on the welfare of her 10-year-old daughter after she was diagnosed with diabetes.

“My friend called me on the way to work and asked me about my oldest daughter, checking on her, and I just forgot all about dropping the baby off,” Curry admitted.

Ms Curry started her shift, oblivious to the fact baby Dameer was still in the back of the car.

It wasn’t until she went outside during a break she discovered the child in distress.

Witnesses attempted CPR before paramedics arrived and also made attempts to revive the child. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police said Ms Curry was cooperating with their investigation and they were currently awaiting the autopsy result from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

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  • Nope, will Beverly comprehend how a parent can forget a child, no matter how distracted they are

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  • Most babies are in a rear facing seat at 6 months old. Unless you have a special mirror attached to the seat you cannot see the baby in it.

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  • It was very brave of you to share your sad story. I have heard that studies have shown that when a parent “forgets” about a baby/child it is always at a busy time (usually in the morning when they are trying to organise everyone and trying to get themselves somewhere on time) and then something external forces them to change a normal routine (like a baby-sitter cancelling or so many other things). You know what you need to do, for a moment, but then your mind goes back into “auto-mode” to get through the day and the change is forgotten in all the usual bustle. Anyone who suggests there was any blame has no idea what it is like to parent and raise multiple children together and the expectations of modern day society where we seem to have to be able to do it all, and on our own! Unfortunately these types of incidents seem to be on the rise, which I guess is why they are now doing studies about it. I hope that others can learn from your family’s tragedy so that something positive might be able to come from such a heart-wrenching experience.

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  • Intellectually I understand how this stuff happens, but emotionally I find it so hard to comprehend the idea of forgetting your baby.

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  • Nup, I don’t buy it. The baby was 6 months old, surely he could be seen by mum in her rear view mirror? Surely he would’ve been making noise of some kind? Why were 3 kids successfully dropped off with a relative and the baby left behind? Poor dear sweet little soul

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  • Aw bless, poor baby, poor mum, poor family ! At times we’re over-asked, forgetfulness can happen to us all !

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  • This really worries me as I have been so forgetful since my last pregnancy, luckily I haven’t forgotten them!

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  • Heartbreaking tale, poor baby, mum & family. I hope she receives the help and support she needs.

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  • My heart breaks for this mother. This could potentially happen to any mother. The last thing she needs is to be ridiculed. I hope she gets the support she needs and will need for a very long time.

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  • Heartbreaking beyond words and truly scary.

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  • This is so sad that poor family. how heartbreaking. RIP little one

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  • It’s amazing how often this type of thing happens really.

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  • I hear a lot of backlash about forgetting kids in the car but I think it’s easier to do then people realise!! A simple change in routine etc is all it can take. My baby is so so quiet in the car and I few times I’ve actually had a heart attack moment for a spilt second and thought to myself ‘did I actually put her in che car’ my mother has even said the same thing that she had to pull over and check she was in the car!

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