Mum finds pools of blood in newborn's bassinet

AN Adelaide mum has shared her horror at finding her newborn baby's bassinet covered in blood after he cut his toe in the bassinet while he slept.

Erin Duffy, from Murray Bridge, shared the images on Facebook, wanting to warn other parents who might have the same bassinet.

She explained that when went to pick up six-week-old Parker to give him his bottle to her horror she saw pools of blood on the side of the bassinet.

Erin Duffy, her partner Tyler and baby Parker. Picture: Facebook
Erin Duffy, her partner Tyler and baby Parker. Picture: Facebook

 

Erin shared this image of her son's bassinet. Picture: Facebook
Erin shared this image of her son's bassinet. Picture: Facebook

Toe injury

"I then saw a massive amount of blood all over him, his blanket and his bassinet," she wrote on Facebook.

She explains that she immediately called her mum who rushed the baby to the doctors while she got ready and met her there.

The young mum said that she then figured out Parker had gotten his toe stuck in the little holes in the side of the Lullabye Bassinet.

"We could only see a little cut but this morning I checked his toe again and it's started blistering which we think might be because maybe he was rubbing his food against the fabric," she told Yahoo 7.

She said that she had specifically purchased the bassinet as she believed it would be safe.

"It has breathing holes in it on the sides to help the air flow and to prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) I'm guessing" she wrote.

"Dangerous product"

She said that she now believed the bassinet was "very, very dangerous."

"Although Parker's cut wasn't big at all he lost a lot of blood which is very strange for a 6 week old baby and even the doctor said it was strange. He's okay now and is very happy sleeping. Definitely will be keeping socks on Parker every night to make sure it doesn't happen again."

The Lullabye bassinet. Picture: CNP
The Lullabye bassinet. Picture: CNP

Bassinet still on sale

Erin says that she wanted other parents to be aware of the hazards the bassinet may pose.

Kidspot has reached out to the importers of the bassinet, which is available at many major retailers for a comment.

This story originally appeared on Kidspot and has been republished with permission.



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