I think that as parents and even as grandparents we want to keep our children/grandchildren safe from harm. We keep our cleaning chemicals and medicines out of reach of those children/grandchildren. We even teach them that drugs are bad. However this grandmother “accidentally” gave her 14 month old grandson a bottle of methadone!! To read what I’m talking about, go to this link https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3565697/Grandmother-48-accidentally-feeds-methadone-14-month-old-grandson-keeping-drug-baby-bottles.html
What possessed her to put methadone in a baby bottle, when you have grandchildren? I would be afraid if I did something like this, this is what would happen and I love my grandchildren dearly. Anybody could have made this mistake, because no one would know that some one would store their drugs in a baby bottle!! Why didn’t she put the methadone in something that she only uses? I guess she doesn’t want it to look like “she” did it. I mean I’ve heard of people putting drugs in a diaper bag or diapers. Who would suspect any drugs in anything that a baby might use?
As I remember when I had young babies, I would keep their formula in the kitchen. So when I would get up to feed my baby, I would go in the kitchen where there was water, the formula and the stove or microwave to heat the bottle up with. I would never have the formula in the bedroom!!
The baby is lucky to be alive!! As far as the mother..she knew that her mom kept methadone in baby bottles. If I knew that, I would be afraid, that she would get the wrong bottle as she did. Or maybe the grandmother knew exactly what she was doing when she fed the baby methadone? You hear of people giving children drugs to keep them quiet because they are crying and they can’t make them quit crying. You only think of this from a stranger or in daycare,but the baby’s own grandmother!!!
photo courtesy of link from above