The internet is outraged at what they are calling a “careless” babysitter who seems to have purposely put the 7-month old baby in her care under a bucket which was about to tip over and spill gallons of water directly on the baby.
Upon watching the video, it seems that the babysitter is actually surprised when so much water comes down and quickly picks up the baby.
However apparently when the mother Brittany Dixson contacted the poster of the video, the onlooker said the babysitter placed the baby under the bucket several times and tried to make her walk on the hot pavement. The woman says she was fed up so she recorded it and called police. Brittany says she immediately called to check on her daughter and confronted the babysitter.
“She just told me that people need to mind their own business and that Nora’s perfectly fine. She’s eating and she was just having fun with her,” Dixson said.
Baby Annora is doing fine, but doctors say she could have suffered from dry drowning. According to parents.com in dry drowning, someone takes in a small amount of water through his or her nose and/or mouth, and it causes a spasm in the airway, causing it to close up.
Dixson says even if the babysitter didn’t have bad intentions, it was a bad move.
“I think that was poor judgment. I don’t care what anybody else says that’s my opinion, she’s my daughter. That’s definitely poor judgment on her side.”
Dixson fired the babysitter immediately. No charges have been filed but she tells us the case has been handed over to the Department of Child Services.