Things could have gone horribly wrong, but thankfully, this baby's big brother was watching.
You only need to turn your back for a moment for things to go wrong. One Florida mother learned that the hard way, but thankfully, her lesson had a happy ending. ABC News reports that Tila Levi was changing her 11-month-old Eitan’s diaper when she momentarily turned around to talk to her 6-year-old son, Zion, who had a question about his homework.
While Tila’s back was turned, baby Eitan rolled over on the changing table and fell. Thankfully, his big brother Joseph was just walking by and saw it happening. His reflexes kicked in and he was able to catch his baby brother in the nick of time.
Tila immediately realizes what just happened, then embraces both of her sons right away. Though baby Eitan was fine, Joseph was “shaken up”—he couldn’t believe that he caught his 30-pound brother, as he can hardly lift him.
“My baby had an angel by his side”
Joseph told Fox News that it was a miracle. “I would have never caught him and I can’t run that fast, so I felt like something just came and pushed me forward, and when it happened, I just ran and caught him,” Joseph said.
The 9-year-old was hailed as a hero in his family, and his grandparents even offered to buy him a gift as a reward, but Joseph said that helping his little brother was “enough”.
“My baby had an angel by his side,” Levi told ABC News. “… Thank God it was a happy ending.”
Though this kind of thing happens to the best of parents, this was a learning experience for Levi and her family. She said that she and her husband watched the video “hundreds of times” to see what they could have done to prevent the incident from happening, and what they should do to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Accidents happen, but we can prevent them. Go to the next page for changing table safety tips.