I’m pretty sure I’d rather find my kid splashing around in a loaded toilet and I’m not kidding.
New Jersey Mom, Brittany Barba, apparently feels the same way. She’s yanked her daughter out of daycare after she was told her what her daughter had been found eating.
As ABC reports, Barba’s grandmother works at the daycare and told her that she had found 8-month-old, Alanah, was found snacking on a dead mouse.
No one knows how long the child had the mouse in her mouth although Kiburi Tucker, the director of the daycare says he believes it could’ve only been for a few seconds as the children are all highly supervised. He thinks Alanah found the mouse during those few seconds when daycare workers were focused on other children.
“This was an isolated incident, I was really hurt by this, it could have been my child,” Tucker tells ABC.
Nonetheless, Brittany Barba has pulled 8-month-old Alanah out of The Donald K Tucker Childcare Center. She believes her daughter has become sick as a result of eating the mouse.
“Lately she’s been vomiting. Everything she’s eaten, she’s throwing it back up,” Barba says.
She believes supervision that day was too lax and that they need to watch the kids more but Tucker says everyone was doing their job and this was just that split second when their heads were turned.
The state health department has checked out the daycare center and offered a few suggestions, like moving shelves and furniture away from the walls and Tucker has requested the health department to visit again to help fight the problem. The once-a-month extermination visit will also get bumped up a notch as well.
“He’s coming two times a month now to make sure this never happens again,” Tucker said.
You can see ABC’s report on the incident below.
What would you do if this happened to your child? Do you think supervision was lax or could this have happened anywhere?