This mother left her baby with a babysitter, but was shocked to see her daughter in a viral video
There have been several instances worldwide where babies have suffered at the hands of babysitters. Some of the incidents are direct cases of abuse while some are results of negligence, causing the baby to suffer a varied extent of physical injury. Babysitter’s negligence may not cause a baby to suffer immediate physical harm, but it is even more dangerous when the effects show up later.
This mom in Indiana was actually dumbfounded and horrified to see a video making the rounds of the internet where a baby was being doused with water and to her shock, it turned out to be own daughter Annora.
1 The Horrible Act Captured On Video by an Eye Witness
Brittany Dixon had left her daughter Annora in the care of a babysitter. Little did she know that her baby would end up being the victim of abuse of a very different nature. Her baby became the subject of a video shot by a bystander who witnessed the baby being doused with water several times by her babysitter.
The woman who shot the video was Desiree Howell. The scene was played out at a local water park where she somehow noticed the baby sitter dousing the child with water over and over again. She immediately found the scene extremely disturbing and felt that it amounted to abuse by the woman. She shot a video of the disturbing site and posted it on social media.
2 The Mother Saw The Video
In the video the baby is clearly seen, being doused with water from an overhead bucket. The baby sitter immediately grabs the baby in her arms after she is doused with the sharp water stream. Desiree Howell immediately commented that the baby was crying and feared that she may drown.
When Desiree Howell posted the video on Facebook in hopes that it may attract the attention of the mother, the video was shared more than 5000 times and believe it or not, the mother actually did see it.
3 The Baby Could Have Suffered Dry Drowning
Brittany Dixon may have just gone crazy after she saw the horrifying video of her baby being doused with water several times. It was her daughter Annora. She immediately rushed Annora to the doctor and thankfully she seemed fine. But, despite of there being nothing wrong with the baby, doctors commented she could have suffered from dry drowning, which could have been fatal.
Dixon fired her babysitter and the case was sent to child services for investigation. Desiree Howell was indeed surprised at the explosive reaction of her post and never really expected that it would reach the mother in such a short time.
4 What All Adults Should Do When Witnessing an Act Akin To Child Abuse?
Now, after seeing this video of a baby being dumped with water, there may be several questions cropping up as to why to leave a small baby in the care of a babysitter. While many may feel that it was indeed a deplorable act to do, was it appropriate to consider shooting a video of the incident more important or was an immediate response warranted to stop the act being committed instead. This is the big debate making the rounds of social media. A common and most appropriate suggestion to all adults who witness such acts of abuse on children would be to act immediately and protect the child.