Eva Amurri Martino Slams Shamers After Night Nurse Drops Her Baby & Cracks His Skull

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We'll never understand why so many people's gut reaction to horrifying news involving parents is to kick those parents when they're down. It happens way too often -- and Susan Sarandon's daughter is the latest victim. Critics are mom-shaming Eva Amurri Martino after her baby's night nurse dropped him on his head in a freak accident, cracking his skull. And of course, this mom has to defend herself against the trolls while trying to navigate her feelings of terror and guilt surrounding the incident.

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Thankfully, Eva's 2-month-old son Major is fine, but that hasn't stopped Internet trolls from finding time in their schedules to attack Eva for using a night nurse (the nurse was let go after the incident) -- prompting Eva to respond in a touching Instagram post.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has reached out with words of comfort or to share their own stories the past 24 hours. It is so moving to know there are so many of you who are wishing our sweet boy well, and who are rooting us on as a family. I'd like to say one thing, which is that Parenthood is not a competition. Nobody gets an award at the end of all of it for doing it the best or most perfect way. All that matters is how we make our children feel, how we feel about them, and how we feel about ourselves as parents. To those who have expressed judgement, cruelty, and criticism of me, my choices, or my fragility during this time- I'm not going to justify myself to you. But I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment. ���� Peace, please. Xx EAM

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"It is so moving to know there are so many of you who are wishing our sweet boy well, and who are rooting us on as a family," Eva writes. She continues:

To those who have expressed judgement, cruelty, and criticism of me, my choices, or my fragility during this time- I'm not going to justify myself to you. But I sincerely wish that 2017 brings you enough self love and confidence that you no longer feel the need to tear down another person during their darkest moment.

Folks had a field day and ripped Eva apart after they found out she hired a night nurse.

"Um, sorry seeetie you could've avoided it by caring for your child YOURSELF!!" one commenter wrote. "Take your own responsibilities as a parent and care for your kid 24/7 like you're supposed to !!!"

"This mom should feel guilty that her own sleep was more important than caring for her own child," another commenter snapped.

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How shameful is it that people would focus their attention on being intentionally cruel instead of compassionate and caring? (Talk about priorities!) And what's sad is that Eva writes about being scared to share the incident -- out of fear of being mom-shamed -- in her blog post on Happily Eva After.

"The Internet can be a peculiar place, where some people forget about humanity and go for the jugular," Eva writes. "Well, let me tell you -- the guilt I bore in the days and weeks after this accident was more intense and more damaging than anything I would wish upon my worst enemy," she continues.

This mom, who has written about her struggles with postpartum depression, obviously feels horrified and guilty about the incident, and doesn't need any additional criticism. Eva writes on her blog that she's "in an emotionally bad place."

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This accident could've happened to Eva herself, or to her husband, her mother, or anyone else who was helping with the baby. All that matters is that Major is making a full recovery -- which he is. Perfect parents, who get a kick out of spewing hurtful words to others, need to keep their cruel words to themselves. 

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