Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pictures - New Dad Outraged His Newborn's Mouth Was Taped Shut By Maternity Nurse For Crying

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A new dad from the Phillipines has sparked outrage in parents everywhere after he posted pictures on Facebook showing how his son, Yohannes, had his mouth celotaped shut by a nurse at the maternity hospital where the boy was born. The pictures show the poor little baby sleeping with the strip across his lips and taped to both his cheeks. In one picture the boy, at just five days old, as seen crying as the celotape is being taken off his face.

The father claims his wife, Jasmine, returned to the nursery Friday evening to find the baby gagged with tape at the Cebu City hospital. The furious father wrote on Facebook;


One of the most degrading and hurtful feelings parents feel when their baby is supposedly in "good hands" of a professional establishment

Would you tolerate this?
I'm the father of this baby and I CANNOT and WILL NOT tolerate this bullshit!!

Upon Jasmine Janice's visit back to the nursery room on May 9th at around 8:00 pm, she found our baby gagged w/ tape covered over his mouth. This is not even close to being professional or humane.

Jasmine immediately asked the attending nurse "why is there tape over his mouth?" and the reply she got from the nurse was "your baby was TOO NOISY (crying) so i put that over his mouth...."

With whatever reasons that nurse may have had to gag our son, there were other factors why our 5 day old baby was crying.

It was discovered by Jasmine that our baby had peed his diaper!!! was there just NO TIME to check that? do you just put tape over a baby's mouth, just because he's too noisy? did you take time to inspect and do your job properly? ARE YOU RESPECTABLE???

When the nurse was asked to take off the tape over his mouth, the respond was "you can go ahead and take it off yourself, maam" after Jasmine tried to take the plaster tape off his mouth without success, the attending nurse had to eventually take it off herself and eventually do it and in the process a piece of his upper lip's skin ripped off with the tape as the nurse removed the tape.

We reported this incident immediately to their INFORMATION DESK, we were instructed not to delete the pictures (uhhh duhh of course not) so we can present them to the Chief Nurse of Maternity Hospital.

This probably not an isolated incident so we cannot really say your babies are safe at this establishment. What most people don't see in the nursery room is very different from what's actually happening behind closed doors.

They handle your children there like puppies out of a dog pound. I personally have seen this with my own eyes and I am very surprised this is what people call "a respectable establishment"

Babies, especially infantss and a newborn for that matter, are so defenseless and delicate, why would anyone want to hurt them. And this is supposed to be a trained nurse working in a maternity. I'm glad the parents have taken it up with the relevant authorities.

It's no wonder some women, even when they deliver in hospitals that have nurseries prefer to keep their babies in their rooms and close to them. This highly depends on the hospital, but new parents have to be extra vigilant. In some cases, no one can protect your baby, and not even the ones you think are most capable.

The new dad reports the baby is now home, safe and sound.


  1. Those poor parents. No one should have to go through that after having a baby. That's is beyond disturbing what that nurse did. I would be just as outraged of someone did that to one of my girls. That hospital better be doing some firing and proper action to the situation. No baby should have their mouth taped ever!!!

  2. OMG, this turns my stomach!

  3. That is sick in a mam off two and if any body did that too my children i would go mental. Like there supposed to be a good nurse ha hope she gets wats she deserves like and i hope that little baby is ok.

  4. The midwife should loose her job how can she be trusted around babies this is child abuse its sick. She should have her mouth taped up or evan glued together she how she likes it

  5. Pretty sure I would have nearly ended that nurse's life...I'm just saying. That is completely f*cked up.

  6. I'd have beat that ladies ass!

  7. Wow that's just wrong on so many levels. She's just lucky the baby didn't get something in his nose & not be able to breathe! Then she'd have a murder charge hanging over her too!

  8. At the moment, you felt anger because your lil one had been celotaped. Remember, this is just the beginning. Would you be the one there when your lil one cries in future; or would you throw your anger at your lil one?


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