Six-month-old baby dies after falling from mum's bed
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In a tragic turn of events, a six-month-old baby died after falling from his mum's bed in the middle of the night.
The mum - named Megan - gave birth to Noah Dansie in 2021, who, at the age of 14 weeks, was brought to the hospital after accidentally falling from his mum's bed onto a soft surface of blankets and pillows on the floor.
Everything unfolded in August 2021 when Megan took Noah out from his cot to bottle-feed him at around 1:30am before being put back to sleep in his mum's bed.
Noah's next bottle-feed time was set between 3am and 4am but surprisingly, he didn't wake up that night - much to Megan's dismay.
At 7am, Megan woke up and discovered Noah lying face down amongst a pile of pillows and blankets on the floor.
Megan had placed the pillows and blankets on the floor as a precaution as her baby had accidentally rolled off the bed once before in the past.
Noah was rushed to the hospital were the paramedics, upon examination, pronounced him deceased and observed that his body was cold to the touch.
The post-mortem examination was unable to determine the cause of Noah's death, although it did reveal that he had been a healthy and thriving baby.
The police confirmed the absence of any suspicious circumstances and found no concerning elements within the family's residence in Plymouth, Devon.
The assistant coroner for Plymouth and South Devon, Louise Wiltshire, reached the conclusion of accidental death.
She said, as per The Sun: "This clearly is a very tragic and very sad case. Noah was well cared for by his family who loved him a great deal.
"He fell from the bed while asleep and died as a result of that fall."
A similar case resurfaced a few months before Noah's death in 2021, where a six-week-old baby named Lily sadly died after she had 'slipped underneath her mother' while the family were asleep on the couch.
The baby had a feed and fell asleep in her mother's arms before the parents fell asleep.
But in the morning, the husband noticed that the daughter had slipped underneath her mother.
According to the paramedics, she suffered 'a severe hypoxic insult to her brain'.
Lily was kept on intubation and ventilation, but doctors were unable to resuscitate her and she was tragically pronounced dead the following morning.
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