Mom’s Viral Post Shows Scary, Hidden Ways Baby Can Drown At Home

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Drowning continues to be the leading cause of accidental death in kids aged 1 to 4—and the scary fact is it can actually occur at home, along with near pools and other large bodies of water. One mom and former paramedic is making the drowning dangers at home known with a now-gone-viral social media post.

Nikki Jurcutz is a mom of two and worked as an advanced life support paramedic in Australia for seven years. She posted a video to her Instagram highlighting all the scary, hidden ways young children can drown at home. “The drowning jobs I attended as a paramedic still haunt me to this day. It happens with only a small amount of water, in just 20 seconds and is silent,” she wrote in the caption of the video.

The video shows her lowering the toilet seat lid, emptying a bowl of water and making sure the bathtub is drained. The video, which was shared early last week, already has…

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