Toddler and newborn twins .... Is there a thread on this? (WARNING; Upsetting content. Added by MNHQ)

(36 Posts)
llamallama Mon 09-Dec-13 22:25:21

I saw a post on Facebook about it and now just can't get the thoughts out of my head

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/tragedy-merseyside-toddler-accidentally-drowns-6380956

The mum must have been so out of it not to hear what was going on!

Is there a thread on this already? I did a search but nothing came up.

I feel so awful for that poor 3 year old

Dilidali Mon 09-Dec-13 22:28:20

Christ almighty!!!!

HermioneWeasley Mon 09-Dec-13 22:30:59

Dear god, how much suffering and unhappiness in one family

kelper Mon 09-Dec-13 22:34:10

Heartbreaking sad((

youarewinning Mon 09-Dec-13 22:39:25

Heartbreaking. So much sadness and suffering in one family - both before and after the incident.

JulieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 09-Dec-13 22:40:55

sad Our hearts go out to the poor family.

We've had a request to make a slight amendment to your title, llama.

Hassled Mon 09-Dec-13 22:42:30

God how awful. Poor all of them. The poor toddler - what will his life be like, knowing this happened?

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 09-Dec-13 22:42:45

What an awful awful tragedy.

Poor family. Especially that toddler.

Just sad

FriendofDorothy Mon 09-Dec-13 22:44:50

How awful. That poor toddler, he was just trying to make the babies clean. Heart-breaking. Awful.

HerlockSholmes Mon 09-Dec-13 22:45:08

how awful sad

i hope the toddler doesn't blame himself as he grows older, the poor wee soul.

i don't know what to make of the mother.

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 09-Dec-13 22:45:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Oh god! So sad. sad

LegoCaltrops Mon 09-Dec-13 22:47:55

How unutterably sad. Hope the mother gets & accepts help. And those poor children.

llamallama Mon 09-Dec-13 22:49:15

Yes I agree with the thread warning...sorry I wasn't sure what to write. I thought making it descriptive & in the news section would help and people might avoid if they didn't want to know more. Sorry, should have added a warning myself really.

It's truly horrific.

Poor poor babies, all 3 of them.

EssentialCoffee Mon 09-Dec-13 22:50:55

I found this story really shocking and upsetting. I heard it on the news and the mother did say that she blamed herself and that her toddler must never blame himself sad Very very sad.

Annunziata Mon 09-Dec-13 22:51:27

Please take that title away!

hoppingmad Mon 09-Dec-13 22:57:45

Absolutely heart breaking. Newborn twins, a toddler, escaping dv and alcohol dependency and all she got was advice. Obviously I don't know the facts but that's a heck of a lot to deal with and no clear sign of practical support.
I remember very clearly the sheer exhaustion of newborn twins and I had a lot of help and no toddler or emotional issues to worry about.

It's just so sad that the family has been utterly destroyed hmm

Those poor babies and toddler. This story is heart breaking.

Don't really know what kind of support is available in that situation but there must have been some way to get help. This could have been prevented if someone had stepped in.

DuchessFanny Mon 09-Dec-13 23:13:25

The saddest thing I've read for a long time .. Tragic for everyone concerned. I'll be thinking of that toddler a lot, I know :'(

RedLondonBus Mon 09-Dec-13 23:17:00

She had already been advised

I don't know what help or 'stepping in' could have prevented this?

peppapigmustdie Mon 09-Dec-13 23:21:31

That is the saddest thing I have ever read I think. The fact that the toddler was trying to do a good thing breaks my heart. I hope he/she doesn't grow up blaming themselves, or gets a new family/identity and they never find out or remember.

From the article it sounded like the advise she received was not to drink around children. I think considering the situation then it's unlikely the advice would be taken.

By help, I mean things social services, surestart centres, family, friends etc.

StandingInLine Mon 09-Dec-13 23:27:16

Truly heartbreaking sad

MamaPingu Mon 09-Dec-13 23:29:10

The toddlers intentions were sweet and beautiful. The consequences are horrendous sad

The mother was clearly not coping and wasn't coping after domestic violence. I can't help but feel if they knew she was regularly drinking in the care of these children more could have been done

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