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One Mom’s Common Nursery Setup Put Her Babies in Danger

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Meet Alison Johnson’s adorable twins: Caleb and Libby. In this pic, they were celebrating their first birthday. But just six months later, Caleb had a nearly fatal accident.

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Like most moms of twins (and babies who are very close in age), Johnson set up the nursery so that the cribs were side by side. Makes sense, right? That way, each child could see the other as they went to sleep–making for a more secure, cozy bedtime. But once these babies hit toddlerhood, this setup proved dangerous.

Johnson had put the babies down to nap and left the room. Five minutes later, she heard Caleb screaming and rushed in. To her horror, she saw that the little boy had climbed out of his crib and wedged his body in the narrow space between the cribs. While his body fit in the space, his head didn’t–and it took all his energy to hold himself up by his little arms so his body wouldn’t fall through and he’d be hanging there by his head.

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His mom took all this in, and rescued her little boy. Then shuddering at the tragedy she had just averted, took to Facebook to warn other moms. When she posted it last April, the post went viral–with good reason. After all, this is a very common way of moms with multiples to set up their nurseries.

via Pop Sugar

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