14 Real-Life Parenting Nightmares That Ended in a Trip to the ER


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They say you always hurt the ones you love, and that's definitely true for parents. No matter how careful we might be, at some point or another we're going to do something (or forget to do something) that puts our kids in danger -- whether it's turning our backs for a split second with a baby on the changing table or leaving a pair of scissors in reach of curious toddler hands. Accidents happen to the best of us, unfortunately, and all we can do is pick ourselves up, dust ourselves (and our kids) off, and take comfort in the nightmare stories of other imperfect parents like us.

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Inspired by Reddit threads like "Well, turns out I broke my 1yo daughter's jaw," we collected the following parenting nightmare stories from both social media and "real-life" moms that were willing to share. You'll cringe, you'll gasp, you'll sigh in weary recognition!

The important thing to remember is that all these stories ended well. So, no matter what mistakes you make as a parent (and we all make them!), chances are, you're not alone and everything is going to be okay!

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