Another dead child..

Sharon - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )




...they left the 7month old baby in the car after coming home late one night.... and had NO CLUE until after 2PM the next afternoon. BULLSHIT. No feedings? No diaper changes? WTF?

Just help me figure this out? Am I missing something?

ANTIOCH, CA (AP) -- Antioch police say a 7-month-old girl died after being left inside the family car overnight.

The death of Sofia Wisher was under investigation, but authorities said it appeared to be a tragic accident.

According to police, Sofia's parents drove home with the child in the car around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, and each parent thought the other had taken the baby out of the car seat. The father drove to the gym the next morning, still not knowing Sofia was in the car.

The father called police around 2 p.m. Sunday from the gym's parking lot. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lt. Leonard Orman said police have found nothing to indicate that the death resulted from ongoing negligence, but the couple's 2-year-old has been placed into protective custody pending the investigation.


Jaime - posted on 04/22/2010




According to the article, the father woke up at noon to go to the gym and the mother woke up at 2pm and was frantic when she didn't see the baby sleeping in her crib...and then it says there's no evidence of neglect...WTF? The baby was 7 months old...I'd say it's extremely neglectful on the part of the parents to sleep in so late, completely disregarding the fact that a 7-month-old baby would need to be fed and changed well before noon and 2pm!

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Rae - posted on 04/23/2010




All i can say is wtf, absolutely shameful that they are not getting charged with her death. I have to ask myself, why do i read about kids being neglected, i always end up in tears.

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2010




I call bullshit - No evidence of neglect

How does two parents sleep until noon and 2 with a 7 month old and a 2 year old. Where was the 2 year old during the day? Who was watching her, feeding her, changing her during they day? I have children who sleep very well, my 2 year old sleeps until 9-10 am but if she isnt up by 10 am her father is checking on her (hes paranoid LOL). Does this child not feed during the night?

Esther - posted on 04/22/2010




It makes absolutely no sense. I've heard a story of a woman who left her infant asleep in the back of the car at work once (she was on Oprah) and the little girl died. That particular story I could follow and my heart just ached for that poor family. This one however, just doesn't add up. They say the baby was a light sleeper but they thought nothing of it when she was supposedly still asleep in her crib at 2 PM the next day? At 7 months my son was still waking up every 3 or 4 hours or so. Granted my son is a miserable sleeper, but still. Even to this day my son who is now 2 almost always wakes up at some point in the middle of the night. On the odd nights that he doesn't, I find myself WIDE awake in the middle of the night just waiting for him to wake up and staring at the video monitor (yes, I still use it). And I haven't had a proper night's sleep in over 2 years so it's not like I'm not dead tired. There is no way in hell I could just sleep all night and well into the next afternoon and never think about my baby. I'd have to be on some serious drugs.

Jaime - posted on 04/22/2010




All of this makes me wonder what information is being left out? Because we've all read the articles and every single one of us has come to the same conclusion that there is NO way that they didn't know she was in the how is it that the police are still investigating? At the very least they should be charged with negligence...if a couple told me that they didn't realize their INFANT daughter wasn't in her crib when they got up at noon and 2pm, my first question to them would be, "why were you sleeping until the afternoon when you have an infant to care for?" just doesn't add up and the bullshit about "ongoing investigation"...what are they investigating? What is left to investigate when it is common knowledge that the parents thought the other put the baby to bed at 11:30pm and then didn't bother to check on her until 2pm the next day. I could go on and on and still come to the same conclusion that they are completely at fault for the death of their daughter...whether it was intentional or not, it still happened and they need to be held accountable.

Lady - posted on 04/22/2010




I don't buy it AT ALL. I don't see any way this could happen unless they are completley awful parent an in that case I hope they never get the other child back.

Sara - posted on 04/22/2010




When Rowan was 7 months if she wasn't awake by 7am I would wake up from a dead sleep panicked that she hadn't woken me up yet and run into her room to check to make sure she was ok. I don't believe these people, AT ALL and thus have zero sympathy for them.

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2010




That's crazy.
I can only assume that the husband and wife NEVER flipping talk to each other! I mean i know if i "thought" my husband had done something (something as important as getting our child out of the car and into bed!) i would have mentioned it! Like "Did the baby go down ok?" or something.

Also, unless the baby was prone to sleeping from 11:30pm til 2pm......then i would have gone in to check WAY before then! First thing in the morning i expect!

It's tragic, but that is some act of carelessness.

Jodi - posted on 04/21/2010




My reaction....what the FUCK are these people on? NO WAY!!!

I feel heartbroken for that poor little baby......I feel like I need to cry now. Thats just sick.

Lindsay - posted on 04/21/2010




In cases like these, there have been some truly tragic ones and I just want to take those parents and give them a hug knowing the guilt they must be going through. This is not one of them. Thinking the other got the baby in the bed, I could give them that one. Not checking on the child and noticing something is up until 2 p.m.???? No fucking way!

Sharon - posted on 04/21/2010




Rrrriiiiigggggghhhhhhttt???? The empty bouncy chair? The empty baby seat? The bottles on the counter, in the dishwasher, in the cabinet? I just can't see it. Did they both suffer amnesia and forget they even had a baby????

Erin - posted on 04/21/2010




Agree with you, Mary. How ridiculous!! How the hell can BOTH of them not go check on her before bed??

AND if they had the 2 year old in the car too, how would they miss the 7 month old? I know it didn't say if the 2 year old was in there but child is ALWAYS on my mind, how can someone be that busy or preoccupied to not think about their child for 14 hours????? And what about the morning routine?? UGHHHHH

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Hmmm... That's in my area (around Sacramento), so I'll keep an eye on it for you ladies! I agree with all of you on the bullshit meter of this one though...

Dana - posted on 04/21/2010




I can't even read this shit anymore. I call bullshit from reading the first couple lines though.

Jaime - posted on 04/21/2010




I don't really understand how they didn't discover their daughter until 2pm. If the baby was 7 months old she would have been waking early in the morning for a feeding...where the hell was the mother? Unbelievable!

Mary - posted on 04/21/2010



123 I the only mom that checks on her child before going to bed myself? I highly doubt it. Something about her sweet, sleeping self, IN HER CRIB, just warms my heart before drifting off to sleep myself. And, at 7 months, she was waking my ass up well before I was ready to get up.

I'm seriously supposed to believe neither one of these idiots didn't realize something was amiss before 2pm????

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