Baby Calls 911 So Many Times Cops Arrest Mom

Rant 48

cellphoneAll right moms, 'fess up. How many times have you let your baby play with your cellphone because you didn't have the heart to hear them cry when you take it away? Once? Twice? Three times (a lady)? After you read this story, you will never do it again.

An Oregon baby managed to call 911 not once, not twice, not three times. The 1-year-old called the emergency line SIXTEEN TIMES with her mom's phone! As you can imagine, the cops in Astoria, Oregon are none too happy with Jessica May.

They've actually gave her a citation for improper use of an emergency reporting system!

Can you blame them? I called 911 once, on accident, and I was horrified with myself. I kept imagining the emergencies that might be going on, the people in trouble who couldn't get through because of my moment of idiocy. And that was one time.

This women let her kid do it 16 times! And what's worse, cops gave her a warning before opting to cite her. Still, she let the baby play with her phone. In one day, the 1-year-old racked up seven different calls to the emergency line.

Sorry, but no burst of quiet from the baby is worth that. Sometimes you just have to gird your loins and take the pacifying item away from the baby for their own good ... and the good of society.

And ladies, it's not just the cellphone. You know those keys you let the baby play with? They're germ-laden and disgusting, and your kid could get sick or poke his eye out! Not to mention you're driving everyone in the neighborhood bananas every time the baby hits the "panic" button. And how about those tissues your kid is shredding to bits and leaving around the grocery store because, hey, he's not crying? Yeah, someone has to clean those up.

I could go on with the list, but let's just simplify it: just because it keeps baby quiet doesn't mean it's good for baby ... or everyone else for that matter, OK?

Do you let your baby play with your cellphone?


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Carly Rau

i have a game on my phone thats pefect for those 5 mins i need my dd to be occupied called color me it has music in the backround so when it stops playing i know she exited out and is somewhere on my phone shes not supposed to be!! its all about paying attention to your child, this seems a lil asinine

mande... manderspanders

Why the hell would anyone give a BABY  cell phone?

They aren't toys and they are expensive.

I've made it quite clear to anyone who will spend a significant amount of time with my baby that they are NEVER to play with a cell phone.  Baby just can't have it. Period.  I was never allowed to play with a real landline, corded phone as a child of the 80s. I was never allowed to play with the TV remote.  Same thing applies.  Just because the baby wants it, doesn't mean that it should be freely given.

We have a problem in today's society with giving kids too much technology too soon.  Baby's with cell phones, ipads, laptops is just wrong on so many levels, for so many reasons.

Blues... Blueshark77

No way, it's not a toy for babies! She has plenty of actual toys to keep her busy.

Setsuki Setsuki

My baby apps have home locks so she can't do that, also using the music as a trigger for me

MsRkg MsRkg

Yea I let my son play with my cellphone when he was young. It wasn't a big deal to me. If done correctly you can lock the phone to prevent them from doing something they shouldn't (I.e. making calls, accessing other apps) etc. I am of the opinion that if you don't make technology and other appropriate actions and items taboo , then it removes the mysticism from it and the kid is less likely to clamor for it. This has been working for me now for 8 years.

2cent... 2centsCDN

I completely agree with manders. Just because the kid wants it doesn't mean thet can have it. The baby has no concept of what they're playing with, a cheap fake phone would entertain them just as well.

I wish people would stick to age appropriate toys for their kids. They grow up fast enough without having their own cell phones and facebook accounts in grade 2.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Nope. Never. No need and I have seen several phones broken because of kids, mostly babies, playing with the phone. So far my 7 yr old daughter has been taught how to call 911 on it and has been told call if mommy and daddy say too and or no breathing and or lots of blood. We have talked about it. Hopefully she never has to do it.

Shandi80 Shandi80

Evidently, this lady did not know how to use the keypad lock feature. For shame.

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Agreeing with manders. 

I want a Maserati, but I can't have one and even if I was given one, I couldn't afford the insurance. 

Kids can play with the old cellphones.

Karin... KarinJune

My daughter has an app on her phone that explodes fireworks when you touch the moving spots, My 2 yr old gbaby loves it! But she is never allowed to have the phone unless she is sitting with an adult.

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