Mother tells how her baby died wedged in cushions when she fell asleep

Mother tells how her 27-day-old baby boy died wedged between sofa cushions when she fell asleep after night feed

  • Sawyer Feasey was dead when Jessica woke up in March at their Plymouth home
  • Ms Feasey had gone to bed but ended up downstairs after her son woke for feed
  • Her next memory was waking up at 5.15am and not knowing where her son was
  • The senior coroner in court returned an open conclusion at the Plymouth inquest

A 27-day-old baby died when he became wedged between cushions on a sofa where his mother had fallen asleep in the middle of the night, an inquest has heard.

Sawyer Feasey was unresponsive when Jessica woke up in the early hours in March at their home in Plymouth, Devon.

Ms Feasey said she had gone to bed but ended up downstairs with the baby after he woke for a feed.

The tired mother’s next memory was waking up at 5.15am and not knowing where her son was.

Sawyer Feasey was unresponsive when Jessica woke up in the early hours in March at their home in Plymouth, Devon (pictured, file photo of the coroners’ court)

She said: ‘He wasn’t there. Where the hell is my baby? I sat up and I saw he was down the side of me. When I saw him down the side I knew he was gone.’

An inquest heard despite her desperate attempts to revive him, Sawyer died at the scene.

There were no suspicious circumstances and police said there was no evidence of drink or drug use in the property.

A post mortem said Sawyer was a ‘well cared for baby’ and his mum was a ‘caring mother’ who cared for her children alone.

The pathologist said there was no medical cause of death but infants co-sleeping with adults on sofas presented an increased risk.

The senior Plymouth coroner Ian Arrow returned an open conclusion at the Plymouth inquest.

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