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Mother of the Child Who Fell Into the Train Tracks Talks With Matt Lauer

A Reminder to Buckle Those Tots in Tight and Apply the Brakes

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Most every parent has had a close call with their child. Rolling off the bed, falling down stairs and bumps on the head are common occurrences for many mamas. What isn't so normal is a stroller rolling onto train tracks just as the engine barrels down the rails. Such was the case with the Shweta Verma, the Australian mum whose child fell onto the rails but miraculously survived with just a gash to his noggin. Obviously still shaken by the past events, the mother sat down and chatted with Matt Lauer on the Today Show. This clip is a good reminder to use those safety straps or wheel brakes, especially on an incline.

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jenni5 jenni5 7 years
It's easy to judge when you're not a parent. It is impossible to watch every thing every second of the day. When I did take my toddler on the subway one time I didn't let her hand go for a second (out of extreme paranoia) but I don't think this woman really did anything wrong. And it still horrifies me to watch that clip.
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
If I locked my stroller every time I stopped to fix my shirt or something, my feet wouldn't even work anymore. I have some serious fears that come from a child and the subway system and if I ever bring my stroller near a subway, I will for sure lock it if I need to take my hands away from the handle. I would have never thought about it, but we can all learn from this experience.
EvieJ EvieJ 7 years
The brakes on my baby's stroller didn't lock once when I was on the subway. She rolled halfway down the car (it was empty) before I caught her. I agree with MissSushi - nobody ever has their hands on the stroller every single second. I take mine off to push my hair off my face, or wipe my nose, or little things like that.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
You should probably watch the video.. I've seen it several times now, she pushes the stroller back and adjusts things. Then she steps behind it and its fixing her shirt or something, and it literally took no time at all to roll really quickly off the tracks. She ran for it, and slipped, and it went right over.. I do think she should have used the brakes, but she literally only looked away from it for a second. No one stands there with their hands on the stroller every second when they're idle.. I'm not making excuses for her, but it was an easy mistake.
Studio16 Studio16 7 years
I'm not a parent, so you can totally feel free to let me know if I'm out of line, but I feel like this was the mother's fault. I read about it in the local paper a couple days after it happened (never saw the video, just frames from it were pictured above the article). Honestly, when I'm around women with children, they have their hands on the stroller, they don't just leave the baby in the stroller a couple feet away. And they make brakes for a reason. The mother should have used them.
snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
haha i was thinking the same thing miss sushi! i wonder what conditioner she uses
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
That was so scary.. and off topic, but she has GORGEOUS hair. lol My fuzzed out chaos curls are quite jealous
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