Police Probe Daycare After Infant’s Face Was Covered With Bruises [VIDEO]

The Missoula Police Department and Child & Family Services are investigating a daycare center in Montana after a parent claims her 7-month-old daughter named Eliana was left alone long enough for a toddler to bite her in the face several times.

Eliana’s photo 5 days since the incident at Busy Hands daycare

Eliana’s photo 5 days since the incident at Busy Hands daycare

According to the reports, Tracy Blinov dropped off her infant daughter at the Missoula’s Busy Hands Child Care Center on March 31. Shortly after, she said the facility called to notify her that a 2-year-old bit her little girl. After 24 hours, her daughter’s face was covered in bruises.

KPAX  reported that the owner of Busy Hands admitted after watching surveillance footage she saw an employee place the infant in a bouncer and the toddler in a play pen nearby. The employee left the room and went to the kitchen, but responded immediately after hearing the baby cry.

“At that moment she wasn’t, her eyes weren’t on them but she went over as soon as she heard the baby cry,” the owner said. “I think she did her job, she didn’t ignore the cry she went over so she did the best that she could.”

During an interview in KPAX, Blinov said she understands that children sometimes bite. However, she is concerned with the number of bites her daughter received before an employee noticed what happened.

The owner of Busy Hands told MTN News that they will be changing their ratios after what happened and added that she feels horrible about the incident and is working with her employees to make sure it never happens again.

The baby’s mother posted the following message on Facebook: “She’s in much better spirits today. I’m happy to say the bruising and swelling is coming down a little, it’s amazing how resilient babies are. So blown away by the support from everybody.”

The investigation is still on going.


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