Seven-Month-Old Infant Dies at Local Daycare Center
The parents of seven-month-old Owen Haber are grief-stricken since the death of their son, who was found not breathing in a crib at a Webster Grover daycare center. He was rushed to the hospital, where he passed away the following day.
The cause of death was said to be SIDS, which claims far too many infant lives every year. However, there is a growing speculation that this incident could have been avoided if a weighted blanket had not been in the crib.
According to the article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, weighted blankets are marketed as being soothing to babies which helps them sleep better.They’re generally filled with seeds or other materials sewn into quilted sections.
It’s widely known that blankets are dangerous to use in cribs with infants, and some of them have warning labels on them, but not all of them do. Experts believe that at only nineteen pounds, Owen’s death would not have happened had he been in the crib without the blanket.
Situations like this are tragic, and as your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to caution you to follow the latest safety guidelines to avoid a similar scenario. However, it’s important to be sure your child care provider is, as well. If you have suffered the loss of a child to SIDS because of a situation that could have been avoided, please contact an attorney right away.