Mum shares horror photos of blood-stained Big W bassinet after baby injured


An Adelaide mother has shared shocking photos of her baby’s blood-stained cot after his toe was cut by the mesh on the bassinet.

Erin Duffy, from Murray Bridge, said she went to pick up six-week-old son Parker to give him his bottle at 11am on Monday when she first noticed the red stain on the side of his cot.

“He started crying so I went to pick him up and as I moved his blanket I saw lots and lots of blood,” Ms Duffy told Yahoo7

“I freaked out a lot seeing that much.”

A mother has shared shocking photos of her baby’s blood-stained cot after he cut his toe on the mesh. Photo: Supplied
Erin Duffy, pictured with Parker and her partner Tyler, said she first noticed the blood during bottle time on Monday. Photo: Supplied

Ms Duffy said Parker had gotten his baby toe stuck in the little holes in the side of the Big W Lullabye Bassinet and was left with a injury to his foot

We could only see a little cut but this morning I checked his toe again and it’s started blistering which we think might be because maybe he was rubbing his food against the fabric,” she said.

Photos show a huge blood stain on the side of the cot and another shows Parker’s bandaged foot after a visit to two doctors.

The doctor I saw today suggested putting Vaseline on it or paw paw cream three times a day and said it should be better in the next couple of days,” Ms Duffy said.

The family have since shared the photos and details to Facebook in a hope it will warn other mothers of the potential dangers of mesh cots.

Ms Duffy said Parker had gotten his baby toe stuck in the little holes in the cot. Photo: Supplied
Ms Duffy said Parker had gotten his toe stuck in the little holes in the side of the Big W Lullabye Bassinet. Photo: Supplied

“I never even thought of something like that happening and I thought it was a good idea having the holes to help the air flow but not now. Very, very dangerous,” she wrote.

Ms Duffy has been in contact with Big W and said the company have been “supportive”.

A spokesperson Big W confirmed to Yahoo7 they are investigating the bassinet.

“At Big W, the safety of our customers and their families is our absolute priority,” the statement said.

Ms Duffy said Parker doesn’t appear to have been left with any lasting trauma from the incident. Photo: Supplied
 Parker was left with a blister on his baby toe. Photo: Supplied

“Erin has acknowledged in her Facebook post that the local Big W store team has looked after her and we are in the process of investigating the potential issue with this bassinet with our supplier.”

Ms Duffy said Parker doesn’t appear to have been left with any lasting trauma from the incident.

“He’s okay now and is very happy sleeping. Definitely will be keeping socks on Parker every night to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” she said.