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It is one of those images that will haunt a mother forever.
Alison Johnson is the mother of 18-monthold twins Caleb and
Libby. After settling the twins into their side-by-side cribs for a nap and
leaving the room Alison heard her son crying. She returned to the room to find
her son Caleb hanging by his head in between the 6-inch space between the cribs
desperately trying to hold on.
"His body fit through, but his head wouldn't. He was using
every ounce of energy he had to hold himself up by his little arms," Alison
wrote in a Facebook post warning other moms of multiples.
"If they had given out, he would've just been hanging there by his head."
Alison's Facebook post has been shared more than 50,000 times
prompting hundreds of moms to reach out to her for advice and to extend thanks
for the warning.
"I've received hundreds of notes
from other twin parents thanking me because their nurseries were set up the
exact same way," the 37-year-old Phoenix mother told TODAY. "They all
said it was something they would never think of."
Although Caleb survived the incident without injury Alison and
her husband have placed the twins in cribs on opposite sides of their bedroom
making sure that no other furniture even comes close to the cribs.
"What's even more scary is that like many moms, I generally
use nap time as an opportunity to shower," Alison told TODAY. "Had I done that
today and checked on him after five minutes, he would have literally hung