Baby boy found in bathtub dies | The Columbus Dispatch

A baby boy who was found not breathing Tuesday night in a bathtub at a Far East Side apartment has died. Full Story
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homer

Pickerington, OH

#1 Nov 25, 2009
One question only WHERE WERE THE PARENTS!!!!!!! a 9mo.. baby and its found dead in a tub. They don't deserve to have children.
yeah right

Zanesville, OH

#2 Nov 25, 2009
You don't leave a baby alone in the bath tub period.
Not for a minute, not for a second.
Until a child can speak, pull itself up, ect.... not ok to leave child alone in tub.
Even then, need to be in ear-shot and make sure child is singing or something to communicate that child is ok and not drowning.
chuck

Urbana, OH

#3 Nov 25, 2009
it only takes a second when you turn your head doesnt sound like the dad did it on purpose but it is still sad to here that another baby has died
Jim

Summit Station, OH

#6 Nov 25, 2009
I have a 28 month old who I can't leave for a second unattended in the tub. What was this guy thinking?
Christina

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 25, 2009
What made this guy think it was okay to leave a 9 month old alone in the bathtub even for a second? What makes me mad is that it'll come out that he went to go do something or grab something "real quick" and this baby's death will have been from his dad's stupidity. If it's really that important, grab the towel, throw it over your shoulder, cover your chest and grab your kid out and TAKE THEM WITH YOU! The most that will happen is the child will be uncomfortable from the cold air. If this seems like too much of a hassle then it really wasn't that important to do in the first place!
Rob

Columbus, OH

#8 Nov 25, 2009
i'm assuming there was water in the tub?? if so, how STUPID do you have to be to leave a baby in the bath alone? it's just as bad as the IDIOTS who sleep with the baby in their bed and risk rolling over on them and smothering them! and what kind of mother leaves a baby alone with trhe father anyway? men dont know anything about taking care of kids!
libcrusher101

Columbus, OH

#9 Nov 25, 2009
Rob wrote:
i'm assuming there was water in the tub?? if so, how STUPID do you have to be to leave a baby in the bath alone? it's just as bad as the IDIOTS who sleep with the baby in their bed and risk rolling over on them and smothering them! and what kind of mother leaves a baby alone with trhe father anyway? men dont know anything about taking care of kids!
You are an idiot. You ask what kind of mother leaves a child with their father, perhaps, the kind that runs off with another man, or the kind that feels that a child is too much of a responsibility. I raised 5 children on my own without welfare and handouts, when their mother decided to split town to "live the dream". I would venture to say i have forgotten more about raising children than you will ever know. Gender has nothing to do with being a parent, grow up.
Somewhere in Ohio

Pickerington, OH

#10 Nov 25, 2009
Rob wrote:
i'm assuming there was water in the tub?? if so, how STUPID do you have to be to leave a baby in the bath alone? it's just as bad as the IDIOTS who sleep with the baby in their bed and risk rolling over on them and smothering them! and what kind of mother leaves a baby alone with trhe father anyway? men dont know anything about taking care of kids!
Really this coming from a man?? There are a lot of men out there that know how to take care of kids. Maybe it is just you that doesn't know how. It is probably more like I don't want to get up off my lazy a** and help out. You know the typical man thing!!
karen

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 25, 2009
my thoughts and prayers go out to the family .
karen

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 25, 2009
ps after reading all of your comments i wanted to say you guys are very very judgemental of the father dont you think they are in enough pain he did lose his son .just remember judge not . its sad that people dont think before they write stuff so hurtful.
soccerstares9972

Springboro, OH

#13 Nov 25, 2009
thats sad!
LESLIE

United States

#14 Nov 25, 2009
My heart goes out to this family. This accident goes to show anything can happen in a blink of an eye. NEVER leave a child alone even for a few seconds to do anything. Again my thoughts and prayers are with this family
Loving Papa

Newark, OH

#15 Nov 25, 2009
To Rob,
You open your mouth and prove why some people should not produce offspring. I am on my second go round of raising a child all by myself. I don't get welfare or any other handouts from the government. My granddaughter is healthy, clean and never wants for love or attention. If everyone thought like a neanderthal, as it seems you do, our species would not be long for this world. I am glad to see that some other (REAL) men that have stepped up in life also did so here. Go back to your cave and try to figure out why you are there alone and why most women wouldn't give you a second thought, especially after comments like those.
Pickerington

Columbus, OH

#17 Nov 25, 2009
this sounds like a cover up , they say the baby was assaulted .May be this
A hole thinks by letting him drown or what ever took the little innocent angel's life , by him dying in the bath tub it would look like a accident . There's more to this story and the guy , father knows and is trying to make it come out to benefit his wrong doing .
Rob

Columbus, OH

#18 Nov 25, 2009
good lord people, the "father" comment was a sarcastic play against they idea that only mothers know how to take care of children. if you really cant understand basic cynicism, go back to reading "dick and jane."
Lern Tew Reed

Hilliard, OH

#19 Nov 25, 2009
For crying out loud, did anyone actually READ the story?!? This baby did NOT drown. This was NOT an accident. This asshat lied to the police. Just because he said he left him alone in the tub doesn't mean that's actually what happened.
John Moriarty

Iraq

#20 Nov 26, 2009
Idiot. What kind of idiot murders their own son? This is why people should be required to obtain a license to procreate.
newlexington

United States

#21 Nov 26, 2009
What a terrible thing to happen to this little child, we just hope that justice takes its course God bless the little children.
TOM

Reynoldsburg, OH

#22 Nov 26, 2009
John Moriarty wrote:
Idiot. What kind of idiot murders their own son? This is why people should be required to obtain a license to procreate.
Males in certain simian species are notorious for murdering their young. The urge to breed is stronger then the urge to ensure the survival of their progeny. Need I say more?
TOM

Reynoldsburg, OH

#23 Nov 26, 2009
karen wrote:
ps after reading all of your comments i wanted to say you guys are very very judgemental of the father dont you think they are in enough pain he did lose his son .just remember judge not . its sad that people dont think before they write stuff so hurtful.
You were saying? It looks like more people had this one correct and you should be the one doing some thinking before posting.

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