Mom blasted for letting baby fall into POOL and not helping—then she reveals the heart-breaking reason Mom blasted for letting baby fall into POOL and not helping—then she reveals the heart-breaking reason
In a video that went viral on Facebook, a mother lets her baby fall into a swimming pool, and does nothing to help—a heart-stopping... Mom blasted for letting baby fall into POOL and not helping—then she reveals the heart-breaking reason

In a video that went viral on Facebook, a mother lets her baby fall into a swimming pool, and does nothing to help—a heart-stopping moment that makes even us viewers gasp for air from fear. But, there is a reason behind this mother’s action, and it’s heartbreaking as well as brave.

Keri Morrison, the baby’s mother, is seen calmly enticing her 13-month-old baby girl into a swimming pool with an interesting object and letting her topple headfirst into the water. The baby is then left to fend for herself to keep afloat.

Keri has since been criticized for bad parenting, which led her to reveal the real reason she and her husband did this.

The mother recounted how their family was holidaying in Orlando, when their older son Jake of two-and-a-half wandered away through the backdoor of where they were staying and fell off the dock into the intracoastal waterway. Her toddler son tragically drowned.

Keri said, “One of the things I really struggle with is that my son fell in the water not knowing what to do. And that thought and vision fires me up to make sure that not just my children but children all over are safe and can do this in the water.”

The devastated parents decided to face their heartache and vowed to do everything in their power to teach their young to swim.

By the time Julia was 13 months, she had been trained to “self-save.” When faced with a life-and-death situation, it’s important to stay calm and breathe, and Keri taught this to her baby, whilst training her to float.

Ashleigh Bullivant from Infant Swimming Resource explains that the children are “taught everything incrementally in a very gentle way [that] honors the way they learn physically. They are taught breathing exercises with the aim of eventually being able to hold their breath.”

A 10-minute training session daily over four weeks can teach babies to swim. It’s a necessary life skill, essential to any parent’s peace of mind. Water is known to be the “silent killer”—less than a cup of water can cause drowning.

“To me, I’m protecting her and that is what a mother is supposed to do—protect her,” Keri said. “To see her face above the water at such a young age and know what to do.

“I feel like I failed my son and I’m not going to fail my daughters.”

So, while some onlookers may spit the word “neglect” and condemn her, in truth, all Keri sees is love for her daughters and a desire to keep them safe.

Keri adds, “I know the alternative.”

 

Obinna Onyia

  • Mamy Mateus

    2017-08-24 #1 Author

    Lindooo bebe …. I like.

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  • Emmanuel

    2017-08-24 #2 Author

    I thought it was proven u could teach a baby how to swim

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  • Samantha

    2017-08-24 #3 Author

    I understand why she did it. I think it’s crazy but I understand.

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  • Shayla

    2017-08-24 #4 Author

    I was shocked that they let her fall into the pool . However I knew it wasn’t gonna b so bad because both her parents right there . I didn’t know babies could float until I seen this video

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  • Jaquisha

    2017-08-24 #5 Author

    What A Really Sad Story ,But But I Believe Training Her Baby Girl To Swim @ An Early Age Isn’t Such A Bad Idea ,She’s Not A Bar Mother She’s Protective & Smart In My Opinion Because If That Incident Was To Ever Happen Again Baby Girl Would Already Know What To Do ….Smart Move Mom Keep It Up !

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  • Antoinesha

    2017-08-24 #6 Author

    It’s sad that she had to have a tragic lesson prior to, but it’s amazing that she’s deciding to take all measures to ensure that nothing like this happens with any of their other kids. Takes a really strong person to overcome something like that! The baby girl was never in any danger they’re right there with her. I love it, I think all infants should be able to do this

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  • Shalae

    2017-08-24 #7 Author

    This why ppl shouldn’t judge what they don’t know

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  • Lindsay

    2017-08-24 #8 Author

    If she’s their right on side her it’s no problem

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  • Dej

    2017-08-25 #9 Author

    Oh no I couldn’t 🙄

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  • Tenesha

    2017-08-25 #10 Author

    I can’t even imagine losing my child that’s so sad.. I understand why she did it.

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  • Deidre

    2017-08-25 #11 Author

    Oh wow such a sad story

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  • Anissa L Burns

    2017-08-25 #12 Author

    I think it all depends on how you train them. I seen one video of a woman. Just flipping the baby in the water. Not saying anything like “hold your breath” that kinda freaked me out.. Fr

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  • Kianara

    2017-08-25 #13 Author

    I get the concept and all, but Idk if I could do it 😕

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  • Alexis bethea

    2017-08-25 #14 Author

    She did very good… but I can’t do it to my 1 year old maybe when she is 5 years old I panic too much 😖

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  • Lexi

    2017-08-25 #15 Author

    Oh no rip to the baby 😓 I couldn’t even imagine going through th death of a child 😩

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  • Nolandria

    2017-08-25 #16 Author

    I personally wouldn’t have done this but I do believe that it was for a great cause

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  • Melonie thompson

    2017-08-25 #17 Author

    I can understand her reasons and why she did it…in some sense she is scared of the reoccurrance of what took place with her other child …but however that in my eyes was a risky method of teaching the bby how to float….

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  • Naja

    2017-08-25 #18 Author

    Wow this is a sad story

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  • Jasmine

    2017-08-25 #19 Author

    This is a sad story to hear especially if your a parent of a little boy but its good that she taught her daughter how to swim at a very young age that was the right thing to do.

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  • DaQuasha Nunn

    2017-08-25 #20 Author

    Wow .. I didn’t think there was this much behind this story.

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  • Roxane De Lagaffe

    2017-08-26 #21 Author

    Hope my baby will do the same…

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  • Amber

    2017-08-26 #22 Author

    I gasped when I first seen this. Takes a lot ! I don’t know if I could do it but its a great thing to know accidents happen everyday

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  • Karabo

    2017-08-26 #23 Author

    This is amazing but wouldn’t do it to my son until he’s a certain age….it scares me!!! :O

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  • Precious elo ifeanyichukwu

    2017-08-26 #24 Author

    I think she is taking a wrong step by exposing the baby to such exercise…she shouldnt use her past experience to judge the present.. The only thing needed of her is to keep a close watch to her child so that what happened to her late child wont happen to the present

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  • Kanisha

    2017-08-29 #25 Author

    Oh wow, that is a heart breaking story. My brother almost drowned when he was 8 years old. He was pronounced dead, then he starting coughing up water and came back to life!! Therefore, I learned how to swim and I will be sure to teach my 7 month old daughter how to swim as well. Thanks for sharing your story mom 🙂

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  • Ann Aumentado

    2017-09-01 #26 Author

    such a cutie baby..but letting her to reach her slipper in the pool byherself is heart breaking…as a parent babies,toddler,kids must be guided at all times…😊😍😙

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