When I first learned that I was pregnant, I took every measure I know to have a healthy pregnancy. I took prenatal vitamins, exercised and I tried to eat healthy food when I could actually swallow them. I don’t understand how a few people blessed with an “angel” could be so negligent.
On Korea Times today is a story about how a 3-month old baby died through negligence. Apparently, the parents of the baby met through internet chatting in 2008. The infant daughter was born in June 2009. She died on September 24 at their home in Suwon (a city near Seoul) when she was left alone by her irresponsible parents who cared more about playing computer games than taking care of their precious daughter.
I thought this was the same story reported on the news tonight. Another baby died on February 7 at their home in Incheon (Yeonsu-gu) when his parents quarreled and left him alone. The couple, named Choi, fought when the husband asked for money from his wife so he could go to a “PC bang” (internet cafe). The wife left. The husband covered the baby with a blanket and left too. After four hours, the baby was found dead and investigators said it must be through suffocation.
This isn’t the first time that I’ve read about an infant dying because the parents were busy playing computer games. I just don’t understand how these parents could be so stupid not to know that infants couldn’t take care of themselves and shouldn’t be left alone!