Infant Dies After Hot Soup Is Spilled All Over Her (VIDEO)

flowerAs moms, I think most of us can think of fewer things more terrifying and tragic than our babies being harmed. It seems like every day we hear stories about children being kidnapped, bullied, or hurt in some way -- and it just makes us want to run home and cuddle our little ones. But sometimes terrible accidents happen inside our homes. And, I imagine, it makes things a million times worse.

An 11-month-old baby was killed recently when a pot of boiling soup somehow fell off of the stove and onto the infant girl. I mean, could you imagine?

The baby reportedly suffered burns on up to 30 percent of her body and was rushed to Children's Medical Center in Connecticut. According to police, she had serious burns on her face, chest, upper arms, scalp, upper back, and inner left leg. The baby was transferred to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston, and she passed away from her injuries. She was buried Friday.

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I truly can't think of too many things more tragic and heartbreaking than this. Here, a family member was just cooking soup and it resulted in death. I mean, really? How cruel can this world be?

I hope that this family will somehow manage to eventually pull it together. But I know that's asking a lot. I really don't know how one recovers from something so absolutely terrible. Everybody, go home and hug your babies extra tight tonight.

How awful is this? Have you ever injured your baby by complete accident?

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riadolph riadolph

My heart just breaks for this family. I can't imagine what I would do if something like that happened to my 10-month old daughter. I will keep this family in my thoughts and prayers.

mamac... mamacifuni

There are so many ways to prevent that accident. Use back burners, turn pot handles back, keep little ones away from the stove area, etc. I feel terrible for the family member who made the mistake and I'm sure that person is dying inside.

MOMMY... MOMMY2ACR

When my dh was a toddler he got in the way of his aunt while she was bringing boiling Mac and cheese noodles to thr sink and the boiling water spilled on him. We are super careful of the little ones in the kitchen. They just like to get right under your feet and accidents happen so easily.

Vegeta Vegeta

I pulled pot off the stove when I was a toddler and burned my arm and face. There were plenty of responsible adults around but it only took a second for my unholy demon spawn baby self.

MomLi... MomLily67

What a terrible tragedy. I still panic a bit when my  year old is anywhere near the stove when I'm cooking something. We've been teaching her to cook lately,  so she know how hot it can get and is now always  giving us precautionary measures.  My niece got burned by boiling water when she was a baby and my cousin had a very hard time getting over her guilt, it was an accident, and the burn was not terrible, but she felt completly devastated. 

MomLi... MomLily67

I meant SEVEN year old,. not year old...

mcr17 mcr17

I have no sympathy for people who have children that due because they were watching them.a baby had no place in the kitchen when you're cooking.

nonmember avatar jessie

What an awful tragedy! I remember when my youngest sister was 5 my mom used to pull her around the neighborhood in a wagon. One of those times while she was walking fairly fast (by my baby sisters request, she would pretend mom was "a horsie" and yell out speed up and such) my little sister unbuckled her seat belt and stuck her upper body out of the wagon and to the side colliding head first into the corner of a newstand. She ended up with a huge gash on the side of her forehead and had to be rushed to the hospital for stitches. My mom still feels horrible about it!

nonmember avatar Crystal

Mer17, you do not know their story or what happened. In sure you have no idea what it's like to even have kids. If my 10 month old sons not in the kitchen with me where I spend most of my day, he's pitching a fit. I do keep him in a jumper or high chair but unless you have walked the walk don't judge.

Rosas... RosasMummy

Once when my daughter was about 18 months old she was laying in my arms asleep and as I walked into her room to put her in the cot I just misjudged it and smacked her head on the doorframe and she woke up really sobbing, I think that's the worst thing that's happened to her other than when she tried to climb out of her cot and fell. I can't imagine how I'd feel of something like this happened but with little bumps that have occasionally happened because of some accidental thing I've done, I don't really feel guilty about it, I feel just as sad as always that she's hurt but I dont get that guilt that I know a lot of other mums do when mY actions are unintentional and especially if the result is like I said just a little bump or something.

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