Baby born premature suffers severe burns at daycare; facility claims infant turned on hot water HIMSELF: Report

A furious father is demanding answers after his 10-month-old baby boy reportedly suffered second-degree burns while in the care of a Florida daycare facility.

The Orlando Police Department, along with the Florida Department of Children and Families, are investigating the allegations, WKMG reports.

“He had blistering, his skin is peeling, I mean it’s horrendous,” the baby’s father, Manuel Escobar, told the news station. “[Parents] need to be aware, you know, I don’t want somebody or maybe another kid get hurt.”

According to Escobar, the incident occurred at ChildrenFirst, a licensed medical daycare facility located in Orlando.

The baby was born premature and spent 123 days in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). WKMG notes that his father was already protective of the child due to his early physical struggles. The family reportedly chose the daycare facility because it is a licensed medical day care.

Escobar told WKMG that he doesn’t trust ChildrenFirst’s version of events that led up to the burns. He said that daycare told him: “That they were bathing him and while he was getting his cleaning, he turned on the hot water, he hit the hot water and they realized it was burning his skin. He can’t even hold a bottle on his own, much less turn on the water.”

The owner of ChildrenFirst, Donna Loggie, expressed to WKMG that she was confident the center didn’t cause the child’s injuries.

“Care is our utmost concern, and we look forward to the full investigation and we are cooperating with that,” Loggie said.

The Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) confirmed the center as a medical facility that they license, adding that the location has passed every inspection with “no deficiencies” since its opening in 2006.

[Feature photo: WKMG screengrab]