My Kid that was brought to the hospital 2 days ago.

Philippines
September 18, 2007 7:43pm CST
My youngest is 1 year and 6 months baby girl. She is very active and strong. She loves to walk all day and also watches television. She has her own baby sitter. After I closes my business, I'll be the one to take care of her. @ days ago, the baby sitter didn't see the baby and fell the stairs. WE rush her to hospital with breaks(cuts) on her forehead. I got shocked and I really don't know what to do. My baby badly needed the surgeon to fix her breaks on her forehead. I'm glad she is ok now. She is playing again. What will you do to the baby sitter if that happens to you? I wish it'll not happen to your baby.
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@syndibee (799)
• United States
19 Sep 07
my youngest son is your daughters age. i'm so sorry to hear she got hurt. children will have accidents. it would depend entirely on the whole situation what i did about the babysitter. was she being negligent in your opinion or did the baby just escape her for a bit and have a terrible accident? the baby i babysit just had an accident himself and ended up with stitches on his forhead, luckily for me he was with his parents. it can happen to a child no matter who is caring for them. the important thing is how u feel, and the babysitter feels, and the child feels. if you don't think your child was getting quality care then definately fire the sitter. but if u think your child is active and it's just unfortunate it happened then keep the sitter and try to limit her time on the stairs. i know you want to be there at all times and can't; you do need to have a sitter that you are fully comfortable and confident with.
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
yes, even the best babysitter cant protect your child every minute of the day, she may not watch over your child all the time so its really best to secure those stairways to prevent accidents from happening again. One year olds are very curious of their enviroments and would want to try their hands on everything. But it best to really observe if the babysitter is taking care of the child since accidents like that are best to be avoided.
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Yes. Safety first. Thanks for all the advice.
@riki1993 (17)
• Italy
19 Sep 07
I want a baby...but i think the childrens are the first thing in ever mind of everybody...i hate the babysitters
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
That is their job. They should take care of the baby to be able to do their job well.
@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
it's good that never serious happened to your child..sometimes, we really don't know when the accident come, so we better watch our child every now and then..also, need to talk to the baby sitter to take good care of the baby because we will die if theres something happened to our baby..i'm happy that your kid is ok..
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
She was observed by the doctor and she is ok now. She is playing .
• China
19 Sep 07
Firstly,i am sorry for what happens to your baby.i hope she will be happy and healthy every day.To the baby sitter i personally think you should give her a chance, i personally think she will be sorry for the whole thing .She love the baby ,too.
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
Yes. I already gave her another chance.
@meholl (510)
• United States
19 Sep 07
Honestly, you are paying someone to know where your child is at all times, and to know what she is doing, and to protect her. I am a stay at home mom, and I have to say with 2 young ones running around, sometimes it is hard to keep up, but your baby girl has her own babysitter. I would fire her. Her only job is to protect that baby and know what she is doing and where she is. To say that she didn't see your baby and she fell down the stairs, i don't believe it for a minute. If she was watching the baby the baby wouldn't have been near the stairs. i just don't buy it. It is just an excuse to say, I wasn't doing what you are paying me to do. Well anyways, that is my 2 cents on the subject. I am not trying to be rude or anything. Just saying at I see it, that my opinion
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Yes, you are right. She is watching television and didn't close the door. I was suppose to fire her but she is crying and she is sorry for what had happened. So, I gave her another chance. Maybe the chance I gave will make her more responsible to her job.
@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I'm sorry about your baby. I hope everything will turn out okay. As for the babysitter, well, accidents do happen. I would just talk with the baby sitter and make sure it was an actual accident. If you honestly think it was an accident, then just talk things ver with the babysitter and let her know she needs to just watch the baby a little more close so this doesn't happen again. Tell her to block the stairs off or to just make sure the baby doesn't go up them.
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Yes. I told the baby sitter to double her care to prevent this kind of accidents.
@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Oh so sorry to hear that...thanked God for making everything possible... Now if I were on my shoe, I will be the one who take care of my baby then and let the baby sitter do the household chores so you have more time with your baby...I only came back to work when my little boy was four years old then and let my husband took care of him for two years because we don't want to trust other people because he is moody. I hope everything will be alright then...
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
Yes. That is good for a kid that their parents should be the one to take care of their kids especially those kids ranges from 1 to 4 yrs old.
• United Arab Emirates
19 Sep 07
I hope that nothing like this happen to anybody. I feel that this can happen by anyone. Even it can happen by parents. But, the babysitter should have been more careful. I believe that since it happend first time, you should just ask her to be more careful. Then, again you can decide on the basis of her past behaviour. I genuinely hope that your baby is ok and God bless her.
@saunty (604)
• India
19 Sep 07
Well !! really its a very bitter experience with whomsoever it may happen, i would rather say that ,untill and unless u have faith on that baby sitter u should not allow her to get in to ther job, cz it may even lead to something about which u may regret throughout ur life , so its better to take precaution rather then cure...
• India
19 Sep 07
Hi hannahlotski My sincere prayers that your tiny trot to get well soon. Omq! how much pains and anguish does that little one, must have experienced ? If it were in our case, i mean older people, we would have explicitly expresssed our agonies and pains that we experience, and more over, er can withstand the same. But as of the this Kid, is concerned.. how can the baby express its agonies and pains.. It is all due to the Negligence of duty of the baby sitter.. It is a Dereliction of Duty.. and therefore that baby sitter must be sacked.. Luckily you baby girl has survived, what if, the injuries are severe.. Does watching Tv, more important than keeping the tiny one engaged.??..
@BlueAngelRS (2900)
• Canada
19 Sep 07
I would sit down and talk to the babysitter and give her a chance to explain what happened...But at the same time I would have a hard time trusting her with my daughter again because unessarily falling down the stairs should not happen...I'm happy to hear that your baby is doing better though and is getting back to her old self hugzzz and take care.
@beaniegdi (1966)
19 Sep 07
Maybe you should find a new baby sitter. What did the babysitter say? It may be that this has given the baby sitter a shock and she maybe more careful but have you taken a look around where your child is being looked after. Can you see any other hazards, ie can your child easily get into the kitchen or near a fire? Accidents do happen but if you think the sitter is not safe then you must not leave your child there.