venicemom 06-08-2009 10:23 AM
SIDS, has anyone ever had it happen?I’m working in a daycare. We have 2 parents who have previously lost children to “SIDS” and I’ve met several others. Some of my co-workers have started referring to it as stupid parent death syndrome, because every single case we’ve heard of, it’s been a situation where the parents did something really dumb and it should have been considered accidental death, or even homicide and yet was called SIDS. For instance, one parent taped a pacifier into their 2 month old’s mouth and then the house went to sleep. Woke up, the baby wasn’t breathing. Another parent left the baby in a backseat of a car during a snowstorm. The baby froze. Another, the mom was co-sleeping and drank too much one night and ended up sleeping on the baby.
I’m starting to wonder if SIDs is real, or is it just a blanket statement that covers all infant death. It never seems like anyone actually has a child die suddenly, or unexplained. :headscratch:
Please don’t be insulted if it HAS actually happened to you, or someone you know. I’m not asking to hurt anyone’s feelings, or trying to imply that everyone who has a SIDS related death is stupid or a bad parent. It’s just that as a newborn’s parent, everyone seems to freak about SIDS. Even I wake up over and over all night long to check to see if my dd is breathing. It sort of makes me wonder why they terrify new parents if it really is something you have no control over because otherwise, it’s something you can avoid. If it is avoidable, then it isn’t sudden or unexplained death.
Please let me know. I haven’t slept well in three weeks. I thought the paranoia would be easier with the second child but it’s not, and it’d be really nice to feel like it’s at least something I have control over.
Stupid Parent SyndromePosted: June 8, 2009 by THE Drama Mama in Just Drama
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Stupid parent syndrome? WOW.But it’s just the co-workers saying it.