Babysitter Sends Mom Photo, She Sees It And Calls Authorities


Felt Like Forever

The plane landed safely back onto the ground, she dug in her bag for her phone to turn it back on. She had been worried sick for hours and soon it would turn to panic.

As her phone turned on she saw the notification and the image appear on her phone. It would make sure want to get home by any means necessary.

Last Minute

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Parents know how hard it can be to find the right person to entrust their kids with.

It can be very stressful trying to find someone last-minute who can look after your child when your usual sitter falls through. Claudia Sorhaindo knew this all too well.

New Duties


It all started when she got a new job opportunity that she had dreamed of for a long time. She smiled at the thought of giving her daughter Ava a brighter future.

Claudia was ready to accept the new position but it would be sooner than she initially thought. She got a phone call that would leave her with a ball of stress in her stomach.

No One Left

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Part of the interview process would be flying out of state for a weekend. This meant she’d have to leave her precious Ava at home.

She called all of her sitters but none of them could help her on such short notice. Even her family members couldn’t pull through. Then she got a message.


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J’ann, her sister’s daughter, said she could do it. Claudia was unsure, she was only 15-years-old.

Even though she was the only available sitter, Claudia didn’t feel confident about her. But then again, did she really have a choice?

Past Pains

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Her overprotectiveness of her daughter was understandable though. She had lost her first daughter, Janelle, at only 3-months-old because of a mixup with medication at the hospital.

Those were dark days and her sister promised nothing like that would ever happen again.

Departure Day


Claudia didn’t have a choice, she accepted her niece’s offer and packed her bags. She told her daughter she would be in good hands and that she would miss her the entire weekend.

The next morning her niece would arrive with a bright smile. She hugged Ava and started taking selfies with her before Claudia could even show her the list of duties.

Promised Updates

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Claudia started with feeding, making her niece put away her phone and concentrate.

The list was extensive and had numerous contacts for every scenario. She just smiled and said that she’d update her with lots of photos. But she had no idea that one of them would leave her stomach twisted into a knot.

Taking Forever

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Claudia knew that it was time to go. She hugged her baby tight and kissed her forehead while trying not to cry.

She had never left Ava’s side for this much time before. She texted her niece while she boarded the plane, but then she would be told to turn it off.

Last Chance


Claudia held her phone in a white-knuckle grip, hoping to see new updates. She ignored the recording to turn off all devices.

It wasn’t until the flight attendant came directly to her and asked her to switch it off did she press the button. It would only be a few hours. What could possibly happen in that time?

New Photo

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No amount of deep breathing, in-flight entertainment, or positive thinking helped the mom get through the agonizing flight.

The worst part was the landing and moving towards the gate so they could get off. “I’m not waiting anymore,” she thought and turned on her phone. A new message – finally! It was a picture. Claudia squinted at the fuzzy pink mass.

What Happened?!

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The caption read, “I was making a sandwich”, but it was the photo that sent her into a frantic spin.

The tiny thumbnail showed her daughter covered in what looked like a pink blanket … but her legs looked deformed and swollen to twice their size. “What happened?!” She called J’Ann’s cell. No answer.

Called 911

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She dialed again. Nothing. Her heart beat through her chest and terrifying images flew through her mind.

She was hundreds of miles away and helpless. There was only one number she could call and pray they got there in time. Claudia hit 911. She frantically gave the details through her tears.

Closer Look

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Others on the plane noticed something was happening. She cried she needed to get off quickly.

The passengers parted and she ran off the plane. It wasn’t she reached the security line did she look at her phone again. This time the image was loaded and clear. She slumped against the wall.

Makeshift Pouch

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“You’ve got to be joking,” she muttered, staring at the truth. There was no deformity and no swelling.

There sat Ava, happy and content within J’Ann’s pink stretch pants like a baby kangaroo in a momma’s pouch. “What’s going on?” she typed.


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The answer made Claudia turn red with embarrassment. The young girl had wanted to make a sandwich but didn’t want to leave the baby alone even for a second.

She also couldn’t find the baby holster, so she improvised. The photo was just proof to show how the 2-month-old was perfectly safe. The story then takes another interesting turn.

A Viral Sensation


Claudia took to social media. “So… I asked my niece to babysit Baby Ava… later I received a text saying that J’Ann wanted to make a sandwich but didn’t want to let baby Ava out of her sight.

” Lord send help this was her solution…creativity at its finest.” The post exploded over the internet…

Everyone Loved It

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It was shared more than 300,000 times and received just as many likes.

People commented on how they wished they had thought of that with their own babies. “Brilliant! Carried my babies around on my hip in the ’70s. I wish I had thought of this!” It also gave J’Ann a potentially lucrative idea.

Get A Patent!

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The new business idea would be called J’Pants. There were even ideas on being able to convert maternity pants for extended use.

Everyone loved the idea and J’Ann already had a huge supporter – Claudia. The grateful mom went as far as starting a Go Fund Me page so the business idea could get a boost.

Memorable Story

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Pledges have slowly trickled in. However, regardless of the financial outcome, the family has something more valuable.

Claudia has another trusted babysitter, the family is closer than ever, and they have an amusing story to tell for years to come.