3 Week Old Baby being abused..... Sad Story...

@cream97 (29180)
United States
May 22, 2008 7:41am CST
Have you heard about this? The baby was assaulted and beaten by her mother.. Why would someone want to do such a thing? This baby knew nothing about pain... When my baby was 3 weeks old, I was so in love with him/her. When they would cry, I would feel as if they were helpless and needed me so.. Sometimes I would get frustrated, but not enough to hurt my child.... It seems like in this world many children are being abused every second, hour and in a day... What can we as society should do about this?
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@srijeevan (187)
• India
22 May 08
Though your story feel so sad. I highly oppose this kind of postings. Because, person reading this sort of stories or statistics tend to become hard hearted and even if they happen to see this sort of action they simply turn their face to others. So please don't.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
Well I am sorry to hear any emotional excuses that may be going on with you or somebody else. I am here to speak the truth. That is what Jesus did when he was here on earth... This issue has to be spoken of whether a person turns their face or not... We as society are fed up with our babies getting hurt or killed. As a mom, it breaks my heart to see this go on... We are tired and we do want to see justice done! I am not the least bit concerned what someone may think of this discussion. The truth has to be spoken... Maybe you just have a problem with these type of stories. Are you a mom?? If so, if something like this was to ever happen to your child, what would you do??? I just want to leave you with that thought....
@spalladino (17929)
• United States
22 May 08
What a horrible thing to happen to an innocent baby! I think the best thing we can do as a society is to be alert to child abuse and to report it, whether it's a family member, neighbor, friend or stranger. Too many times neighbors know what is going on in an abusive home and no one does anything because they feel it's none of their business. The second thing we can do is to push our state legislatures to ensure that there is enough funding for the child protective agencies in your state. In mine their funds were cut which means more children per case worker.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
22 May 08
Yes, that is what needs to be done! If I see anyone abusing their child, I shall report him/her. This issue has to be stopped!
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@luvstochat (6917)
• United States
22 May 08
I hate to even think about it but as I am typing this someone else is abusign their baby. I loved my children with all of my heart and would never hurt them on purpose. It nearly kills me if I do something like accidentally step on their foot. We should love our children not hurt them.
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@cream97 (29180)
• United States
22 May 08
Yes it is so... I could never in my life hurt a baby like this in no way.. No matter what age.. This is very sad to hear. It hurts so much for me as a mom to hear...
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@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
23 May 08
is it real?...i don't think a mother can do such thing to an innocent child....it is maybe because that child is unwanted thats why her mother can't feel love on the baby....but still she doesn't have the right to beat her child..a baby is a gift from God...so he/she must be loved and cared....
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
Yes, love and caring are two traits that is needed in loving a child...
@jhenn22 (1243)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Im glad that you're a proud mother..im sure that you have it all....(2 traits)
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
I try too. I am not the perfect mom. I have gotten frustrated with my second child because she was crying so much. But I never in my life abused her to the point of her being injured... I am not that kind of mother... I try my best to be very patient with my kids.. I love my kids and I don't want to see abuse go on with my kids or no one else's..
@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
23 May 08
I have no idea what causes such people to do these things. Perhaps, if we rewrote the laws so that they would read, if you do this, then this will happen to you...and stick to those, perhaps that would help.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
Yes, and after all this is over with they want to plead insanity!
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
28 May 08
I think that insanity plea is probably the most abused plea there is.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
28 May 08
Yes it is... That is why they abuse it by using it against their wrongdoing..
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Hi cream97! It pains me no end when I hear stories about children being beaten,abused and all those evil things being done to children. I just hate those people who do this to them and may justice fall on their head like a two edged sword. I sometimes wonder why these people are being blessed with children because they don't deserve to have these little angels at their side. I think that as a concerned people, we should be more vigilant to those helpless children and report to the authorities whatever suspicions we might have. We should care more. Take Care and God Bless!
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
26 May 08
Yes, we should care more... But they don't... It is sad to see this go on.. I just know that I could not live with myself for doing tragic things like this...
@liquorice (3903)
23 May 08
This is very sad and it's makes me want to cry reading things like this. There must be something very wrong with the mother for her to be able to do this to her own child, her hormones are supposed to be making her do anything she can to nurture and protect this child, so if they're not then something must have gone terribly wrong with her body or somewhere else in her life, and she needs help. Like you say this is happening all the time, but it's hard to say what we can do about it. Individually we mustn't ignore any suspicions we have about the children we come across and how they're being treated. Although this in itself is very hard, as it would be terrible to wrongly accuse anyone of child abuse, they might have their children taken away from them as a result, and they might be innocent; children do get cuts and bruises just from normal play. The main reason why this horrific problem is so difficult to prevent and identify is obviously because we can't know for sure what goes on behind closed doors. One thing that society could do is to increase the support available for mothers (and fathers). There should be places where parents can go if they are depressed, stressed or have any other problems that they might end up taking out on their children. There should also be free phonelines that people can call if they're feeling desperate. And these places/phonelines should be given to all new parents and heavily publicised so that everyone knows about them and has access to them. This might prevent some parents from getting to the stage where they're hitting their babies.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
And you would think that after seeing other women being thrown into jail for this, it can make them stop??? Why don't they just get it!
• India
23 May 08
It takes a lot of pain for any mother to assault and beat her very own child. I'm sure the mother's emotions were so really hurt by something.. may be her husband, or may be poverty or something that really shattered her into pieces.. The only way for her to directly relate to her baby was actually to cool herself by spending some time holding her child in her hand. Instead she would have shown frustration in this way!! I just hope this place in the world grows a mature and a better place to live in. It's sad to hear such stories but I feel sad for the mother's heart and the baby of course!!
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
Yes, being in jail is not good for her or her baby. They both are missing out on all the love that they can possibly share.. Mom should have found another safer method to her anger. Using it on her child was the wrong way to go.
@sturner03 (326)
• United States
23 May 08
I think first that this is horrible. There are no words to explain how sick it makes me to think about someone doing that to a helpless baby as you say. I can't imagine treating my daughter this way, she's 3 months old. And both my children have been colicky. my first for 6 months straight she could scream for 6 hours and there was nothing anyone could do to calm her down. And I never once even thought of hurting her. Some people should not have kids. I think first and foremost society needs to stop turning a blind eye. Speak up when you see it in public. There are hot lines to call if you think a childs being abused. To many people sit back and say not my problem, but that child is someones sister, or brother, or aunt or uncle...and there pain effects alot more people then just them.
@cream97 (29180)
• United States
23 May 08
Exactly! Speaking up is the right thing to do, unlike some people... The issue is not just for our kids it is for others as well.. So, we all need to do this.
• United States
27 May 08
This was really horrible as is any child abuse. I think some people should not have children because they just can't deal with them. I hope the abuser gets what she deserves!
• Philippines
24 May 08
that sounds so sick.. God forgive them.
@kg_gurl (221)
• United States
23 May 08
For me, it's horrifying to think that I would purposely hurt a little child and it's outrageous to even read and hear about parents assaulting and beating their own babies. Babies are a blessing in life because they give us such joy. They are these little innocent thing that we have to care for and protect so they would grow with fond memories of their childhood not to deliberately hurt them. They have done nothing wrong. I think we should be more aware or bring awareness to others about child abuse because then maybe we could help stop this. We should do more to protect these kids who cannot or don't know how to defend themselves. ~
• India
23 May 08
Oh this is so cruel. Forget about own baby, nobody would want to hurt any baby even if they don’t know whose it is. There are certain values on which society functions and kindness and sympathy towards others are what makes us humans. Even animals don’t hurt their babies that small (though among some animals it is natural for the male to kill small babies whom they see as competitors.) Babies are thought of as angels, as direct incarnation of God…cant imagine how somebody can beat a baby.