4-Month-Old's Terrifying Fall Onto Sidewalk Scares Everyone But His Mom

Say What!? 52

strollerPicture this: you're walking along, pushing your baby in his stroller and talking on your cellphone. And then, oh no!, the stroller catches on some loose pavement and flips, sending the baby to the ground. Do you throw your cellphone and, quick, grab your baby? Not Peaches Geldof!

The British TV presenter and model (you may know her as the unfortunately named daughter of singer Bob Geldof?) caused a bit of a scandal this week when photos were published of her yammering away on the phone as her 4-month-old baby lay on the ground, twisted up in the blankets that had dumped out of the carriage with him. Sounds like Peaches needs to learn one of the most important lessons of parenting. Any guesses?

You are going to screw up as a parent because that's life, and life is messy. But here's where the lesson comes in: right after you screw up, you throw everything you have into fixing it because, really, this is your KID we're talking about. Let me repeat that in case it didn't sink in: your kid! A living, breathing human being. 

I'm not going to pick on poor Peaches because she hit some uneven pavement. That's one of those things that can happen to any mom. I blame that on whoever maintains the sidewalk (or rather ... didn't maintain the sidewalk).

But what sets "any mom" apart from a "good mom" is how she responds to a crisis. Does she ignore it? Does she half-ass her attempt to make things right? Or does she make sure her child is her number one priority?

Letting 4-month-old Astala -- who is fine, by the way -- lie wailing on the ground while you talk on your phone betrays priorities that are seriously askew. Do you want to know what the other person is saying or do you want to make sure your baby's neck wasn't broken in a horrendous fall? I'm going to go with my baby every time ... because, let's say it again, folks ... the baby is a living, breathing human being!

Screw the phone. I want to make sure my kid is OK. How about you?

Do you think Peaches reacted like a normal mom or does she need to brush up on her response to her baby's needs?


Image via DieselDemon/Flickr

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jessi... jessicasmom1

oh wow parental control needed brushed up on here

Chelsie Barnes

Ijust looked it up as I clicked the link to the real strie she did come to the rescue of her baby btw. Only thing she did that was wong was keep the phone to her ear.So WHAT!! She did Immediatly grab her baby so you are lying making this poormother look like shit. You are so horrible for doing this just to make a story but I guess its typical!!

Michelle Connor

Let's quit picking on her for her name, did you name yourself? No? Didn't think so. She didn't name herself Peaches, okay? 2nd the article doesn't say that while she WAS still on the phone she did appear from the pictures to pick up her baby at the same time and right after the stroller went down. 

renxa3 renxa3

The pictures don't look like the baby was "on the ground" and crying to me, it looks like the baby almost fell out and just the legs possibly touched the ground.  This reminds me of when Britney Spears tripped and nearly dropped her baby a few years ago.  Mistakes happen, and the baby is fine!  Why scrutinize?  (No accusations toward anyone but the media for scrutiny, but it's a price you pay with fame I suppose.)

hareh... harehelper

Um, this is really old news. Can we get over it now?

Hyman Hyman

She very well could have been on the phone and said omg the baby just fell and in a matter of seconds was shocked it happened.

Yes. She should have put the phone down and soothed the baby. :(

It makes me crazy that nobody wants to DEtatch from their iPhone! Wth. Just get it embedded in your hand already.

tecsa... tecsabates

I dunno - if she'd dropped the phone the second the buggy started to tip, she may have been able to either stop it from tipping completely or at least maybe caught the baby.  Maybe she learned her lesson.  But really, accidents do happen, people, no need to be so nasty about it....

Autumn Hay

Unfit mother, the baby need to be strapped in. I will say screw the phone and pick the baby up right away to make sure she/he is ok

Stephanie Nayfack

I think that the media portrays it to be what they want you to think, and of course they want drama. She is not at fault for talking on the phone when walking her baby or even staying on the phone when picking her baby up. The fault is that she didn't strap her 4-month-old into the stroller!
That's just my opinion, though. Everyone is grilling her for the wrong thing.

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