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Dad Catches NICU Nurse Slamming His Newborn Baby Into Hospital Bassinet in Harrowing Video

Dad Catches NICU Nurse Slamming His Newborn Baby Into Hospital Bassinet in Harrowing Video

When you leave your tiny defenceless infant in the care of the nursing staff at the hospital, you are placing the most unimaginable amount of trust in them. I say unimaginable because if we actually thought about the fact that total strangers could be manhandling our newborns in our absence, we’d totally lose our minds.

This trust was absolutely shattered for one set of new parents recently when a dad happened to catch his baby’s NICU nurse slamming his tiny baby into his bassinet with harrowing force.

Two-day-old baby Nikko was in the neonatal intensive care unit for observation while receiving antibiotics when he was allegedly mishandled by a newly hired nurse in a Long Island, New York hospital.

A warning, this isn’t an easy watch. I physically recoiled in horror when I first saw it.

“It was heartbreaking,” said mum Consuelo Saravia of her partner, Fidel Sinclair’s footage. “I couldn’t stop crying, I couldn’t even sleep.”

Dad Sinclair had gone to the nursery to see his infant son. He saw him crying through the window of the nursery and decided to record a video of his boy, when he captured the unthinkable footage of a nurse appearing to roughly pick up Nikko, turn him around and slam him face-first back into the bassinet.

“I don’t know, it just broke me,” said Sinclair. “I didn’t know what to do.”

He showed the video to Saravia who confronted the nurse.

“I told her ‘I don’t want you to touch my child. You just slammed him,’” Saravia recalled the conversation. “She said ‘Oh no, if you think I mishandled him or anything, I’m sorry’.”

Catholic Health which operates the Good Samaritan University Hospital where Nikko was born, shared in a statement that “Upon learning of this incident, swift and immediate action was taken, including conducting an investigation and consequently terminating the individual involved.”

Hospital administrators also noted that they reported the NICU nurse to the New York State Department of Health for further review.

Baby Nikko is now safe at home with his family.


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Jill Slater

Jill Slater

Jill is a busy wife and mother of four young children. She loves nothing more than making people giggle, and loves to settle in with a glass of wine (or four) and wander about the internet. Feel free to follow her to see all the cool stuff she finds!

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