New York Nanny Took Cold Medicine, Slept While Baby Drowned in Mop Bucket

Yesterday we discussed water safety for nannies and au pairs.

Yesterday Fox News calls a New York childcare worker a nanny but she was really a daycare worker. Regardless of the caregiver’s job title a tragic drowning is a reminder to all nannies and au pairs to closely monitor children around water.

NEW YORK — A prosecutor says a New York City baby sitter took cold medicine and slept as an 11-month-old boy fell head-first into a bucket of water and died.

Distraught relatives of James Farrior screamed at Krystal Khan as she appeared in court Tuesday. Bail was set at $5,000.

Paramedics were called to Khan’s home in Queens on Monday. The 28-year-old Khan has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Khan told them she had stepped out of her living room briefly and returned to find the child in the mop bucket.

The medical examiner says further tests are needed to determine the exact cause of death.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown says Khan faces as much as a year in jail if convicted.

The name of her attorney was not immediately on record.


  1. Dislike! My heart goes out to the care worker and the family it affects everyone! I saved a puppy that had got into a 5 gallon paint bucket that was filled with water, 5 a.m. howling, it was soo sad, and she became our dog! S.D.A.

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