The mum was stunned when her ex brought home the wrong baby. File image. Credit: Image taken by Mayte Torres/Getty Images

A mum has revealed her horror after her ex brought home the wrong baby after a custody visit.

The woman said the tot swap nightmare happened after her former boyfriend Sean had spent the week at his home with their 16-month-old son.

The dad’s also had his 15-month-old boy by another woman with him throughout the week.

The second boy is just six weeks younger than the man’s other son.

The mum said the unusual situation came about after Sean got two women pregnant at roughly the same time.

But while they’ve made the joint custody agreement work until now, things came to a head this week when he mixed up the boys and returned the wrong child to the wrong mother.

Sharing her story on Reddit, the mum said she was rattled by the incident.

 “So this guy, Sean, and I have a complex history, but the important part of it is that Sean got me and another woman, Lydia, pregnant at roughly the same time,” she explained.

“Our sons are only about six weeks apart in age. Lydia’s son is currently just over 15 months, while mine is just under 17 months.

“Lydia and I have identical custody agreements. We both had sole custody for the entire first year, with Sean only having visitation, and when both boys were a year old, it became 50/50 custody.

“Both myself and Lydia have our sons for the odd weeks, while Sean gets the even weeks. This means Sean has both boys at the same time.

“He pushed for this, as he wanted a week on/week off from looking after kids. He also requested this so his sons could bond, but his primary motive was getting time off.”

The woman said the unusual situation came about because her ex her and another woman pregnant at the same time. File image.
The woman said the unusual situation came about because her ex her and another woman pregnant at the same time. File image. Credit: Compassionate Eye Foundation/Nat/Getty Images

The mum said the agreement had worked smoothly until this latest drama.

“Sean had both boys this last week, he brought back my son earlier today,” she said.

“I was on a work call and the baby was sleeping, so Sean just sort of placed the baby, carrier and all, down on the floor and left silently.

“When the baby woke up and started crying, I got off the work call and immediately noticed that this was not my son, as my son has blue eyes and this baby had green eyes.

‘Worst 10 minutes of my life’

“Taking off the baby’s hat also showed dark blond hair, and not my son’s light brown hair.

“I immediately called Sean, in full panic mode, telling him to bring me the correct child right this second.

“It had only been about 10 minutes so Sean wasn’t far away and hadn’t gone by Lydia’s yet, but it was the worst 10 minutes of my life.

“Sean came back smiling, carrying my son, and says in the most condescending tone of voice ‘See? He’s fine. No harm done.’”

After the baby swap drama, the woman was angry at her ex. File image
After the baby swap drama, the woman was angry at her ex. File image Credit: PhotoAlto/Frederic Cirou/Getty Images/PhotoAlto

 The mum said she has since demanded that her ex not have both boys at the same time.

“He couldn’t tell his own sons apart, so the solution here is for him to not be in a position to confuse them,” she added.

“Sean has said that I’m being unreasonable. He also says that I’ll be causing undue harm to all three guys in this situation, as the kids won’t get to bond with their half brother.”

Many Reddit users agreed the mum was being unreasonable.

“Parents make mistakes, and this mistake had no one in any danger, just a bit upsetting,” said one.

“Separating the brothers because of a mistake is cruel.”

Said another: “I have three kids, two boys close together in age. Mistakes happen.

“There was no harm to your son. And a sleeping baby, with his eyes closed and a hat covering his hair? Not a big deal in my opinion.”






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