A tragic toddler was “killed by her teddy bear” after suffocating under the cuddly toy as she slept in her bed.
Grieving mom Dexy Leigh Walsh’s world fell apart last month when she found little Connie Rose lifeless in her cot with a “massive” cuddly toy on top of her.
Dexy, from Dundee, Scotland, had pushed cuddly toys down the side of the 18-month-old’s bed to stop her from falling down the gaps but one of the teddies fell on top of her as she slept.
The young mom is now determined to warn other parents about the tragedy so another family doesn’t have to go through the same ordeal.
She has set up a Facebook page in her daughter’s name in a bid to raise awareness of the dangers of having cuddly toys in young kids’ beds.
Dexy wrote: “I want every parent to see and be aware of this. Let them fall, don’t try to stuff small places up with soft things just leave it empty.
“She had a bed guard at one side and the smallest gap from her wall to her bed and that’s where I had put all her teddies. My biggest regret in life.
“Please move everything off your kids’ bed and away from the sides. My oldest daughter used to have her bed covered in cushions, teddies, had princess drapes the lot.
“They don’t need anything on their bed but a cover. A pillow isn’t even needed. I really hope my little princess’ tragic story can save someone else baby’s life.”
The heartbroken mom found Connie Rose when she was getting her eldest daughter ready for school and desperately gave her CPR but the girl passed away at the scene.
Reliving the tragedy, she wrote: “On the 6th March 8.01am 2018 my life changed.
“I have been blaming myself as she passed away due to suffocation as I had packed down the side of her bed with teddies and placed a big one on top of the smaller teddies to stop her from falling down the side of her bed, and she did exactly that but as it was all teddy bears she went under the massive teddy and fell asleep with the angels.
“All I think about now is what if I just left it empty she would still be here maybe with just a small bump on her head. It’s all what ifs now.
“I miss you Connie so much. Life is so unfair at times. I’m so glad and proud you were my little girl. You made me who I am today and now I’m even stronger for your big sister.
“Thank you for being the most perfect and lovable baby. Your smile can make anyone come from a really dull place to happy in seconds.
“Mum, Murray and Dior love you lots and miss you so much baby!
“Everyone in the family is broken. I hope you are having fun princess. Sleep tight baby.”
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