Baby girl dies after terrible accident that could happen to ANY mom

Authorities have scheduled an investigation into the death of an 8-month old baby girl who was determined to have suffered cardiac arrest in her home earlier this month. While this tragic death has not been ruled as suspicious, it did come after an accident that could literally happen to anyone. In fact, it seems to be the result of something that happens to EVERY child at one point or another. 

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Little Le'veah Stacey Herbert of Manchester, U.K. was found on top of a plastic bag after having fallen off of a bed. After the initial autopsy, authorities ruled out asphyxiation as the cause of death and are treating the death as an accident. Neighbors have reported that Le'veah always appeared friendly, happy and well taken care of. 

"I saw the ambulance arriving. It's just tragic. She was a very friendly, smiley and happy baby," 29-year-old neighbor Claire Evans told the Manchester Evening News.

Nevertheless, the coroner has opened an inquest which is scheduled for September 26. Le'veah's mother, Shannon, has not returned to her apartment and has not yet made a statement regarding the incident. 

A baby falling doesn't mean you're a negligent parent, it just means that you're a parent to a baby. Babies, especially babies who have learned to climb and scoot and crawl and cruise, fall a lot--sometimes in the blink of an eye--and honestly, it could (and does) happen to any of us, whether we would like to admit it or not. Babies fall, and usually they're fine and there's absolutely nothing to worry about. My heart goes out to Shannon and the rest of the baby Le'Veah's loved ones. It sounds like this was just a terrible, heartbreaking accident and while I try not to panic when my son falls or otherwise gets hurt, it will certainly be a little bit harder to stay calm after hearing this story.

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