Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dangers of Infant Swings

My furry readers, this is a very important topic. Especially if you have a new baby in the house (or know someone who does).

A recent infant mauling in Oklahoma, happened when the little one was left in one of those mechanical infant swings. The attacker was the family pet.

Dog Kills Oklahoma Baby Left Alone In Swing

Police say a puppy has attacked and killed a 2-month-old boy who was left unattended in a swing.

Officer Jason Willingham said Monday the baby was mauled by the Labrador at the boy's home and died at the scene. He says the dog will most likely be destroyed. Authorities have not yet released the infant's name.

Willingham says the baby's mother and grandmother were home, but nobody was in the room at the time. Police are unsure why the dog attacked.

I don't know what triggers a dog to attack the infants in swings. I'm sure there are as many guesses as there are behaviourists. I do know it is not an isolated incident, and people MUST BE WARNED.

I also know there is one sure way to prevent it. Never leave any dog alone with a baby. Right? Take that up to any age you like. And if you have a dog, you might want to rethink the mechanical swing.

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