Chinese Baby Found in Toilet’s Sewage Drain Pipe

"Xiao Mao Tou" the Chinese newborn baby boy as he is being freed from a section of sewage piping where he was found.
Firefighters and rescue personnel removed the section of drain pipe where a Chinese newborn baby was found still alive after his mother gave birth to him while on the toilet.
Firefighter removed the section of pipe where the infant was stuck in.

From QQ:

Newborn Baby Boy Stuck in a Sewer Pipe Miraculously Survived; Police Rule the Incident an Accident

Latest Information: Police Have For The Moment Ruled the Pujiang “Sewer Baby Boy Incident” an Accident. In Zhejiang province Pujiang county, when a pregnant woman went to the lavatory “to relieve herself”, she gave birth, with the infant slipping down into the sewer pipe. After the baby was rescued, the woman didn’t immediately claim the child. Netizens think this woman intentionally abandoned the infant. But this reporter learned from interviewing the Pujiang county Punan local police station that police have temporarily ruled the incident an accident. At the moment, they are doing further investigation and verification, as well as intensifying the search for the newborn’s father. (Yue Deliang)

Previous Report:

May 25 afternoon, after “No. 59 Xiao Mao Tou” [the newborn baby’s nickname in the media, literally “Little Head of Hair”] was found in a sewer pipe, his story has continuously clutched at people’s hearts. Everyone wants to know just what kind of person would treat a newborn baby like this.

Yesterday, news came from the Pujiang county Punan local police station that after three consecutive days of investigation, Xiao Mao Tou’s birth mother was finally found. What flabbergasted people was that this person is that same female tenant who told the landlord that there was a baby crying in the toilet.

Female tenant’s room had many baby toys

After the “No. 59 Xiao Mao Tou” incident happened, the Punan police station immediately got involved to investigate. On May 26, the Pujiang county public security bureau also specially set up a special investigating team.

“On the first day, work was focused on saving the baby. So the screening investigation was very extensive,” said Punan police station chief Zhang Jianbo. After setting up the special investigating group, they set the No.118 rented apartment as the center and began blanket searches of the surrounding rented houses.

The focus of the search was of course the rented house where the incident occurred. On the 27th, during the day, after a comprehensive inspection of the tenants at home, the special investigating group didn’t find any problems.

At 9pm on the 27th, the police checked again but after two whole hours, there were still no clues. After 11pm, when checking the room next door to the toilet on the fourth floor, police found something suspicious.

In this small room, there were many dolls and other children’s toys, and there was even blood-stained toilet paper in the trash can. Furthermore, the person who lives there happens to be the female tenant who had told the landlord that there was a baby crying in sewer pipe that day.

“After finding these circumstances, the police conducting the search immediately called headquarters, where me, the deputy chief along with several other people rushed there at once,” said Zhang Jianbo. The female tenant is very young, 1.6 meters in height, and of burly body. When confronted, this girl adamantly refused to admit that Xiao Mao Tou had anything to do with her, explaining that the blood-stained toilet paper in the trash can was her period.

Feeling that this girl was possibly lying, Zhang Jianbo intentionally said whether or not it’s menstruation or not is not something that is decided by her, and they’ll know for sure after going to the hospital to have it tested. When saying this, the girl hesitantly said she wanted to talk to Zhang Jianbo alone.

“I had a deputy chief stay and all the other police go out. When the door closed, the girl fell to her knees on the floor, admitting that the child was hers.” She cried and said to Zhang Jianbo, “I really didn’t do it deliberately,” hoping that her parents would not be told of this matter, lest she be beaten to death [get into big trouble with her parents].

Subsequently, Zhang Jianbo took the girl back to local police station where in the station, the girl cried as she told how everything happened.

Accidentally gave birth to Xiao Mao Tou when using the toilet

The girl is 22 years old this year, a Pujiang local, and high school graduate. Because her work place is far away from home, she rented a room in Jiangnan Xincun, normally living alone.

At the end of last year, through a friend’s introduction, the girl met a Pujiang local young man, and the two soon after had sexual relations. A month later, she didn’t have her period, but the girl didn’t think much about it, up until the beginning of this year when she finally realized she was pregnant.

Panicking, the girl immediately found the young man she had sex with, but he didn’t acknowledge the child as his. Fearing her parents’ scolding, she could only hide [what had happened].

The explained how she gave birth to the baby:

[I] had also thought of going to the hospital for an abortion, but had no money. To hide the pregnancy when I went out, I would use fabric to tightly wrap my belly and specially wore loose clothing. Because I’m relatively fat, and with the additional concealing, no one actually noticed I was pregnant.

On the afternoon of the 25th, I suddenly felt a stomach ache, and wanted to use the toilet. Just as I squatted down, the baby came out, and immediately slipped down into the sewer pipe.

Seeing the child in the sewer pipe, I tried to grab with my hand, but the more I grabbed, the deeper the baby slid down. Even using the mop, there was no way to get baby out.

Afraid of being found out by others, I hurriedly rinsed the floor clean of blood, then hurriedly told the landlord there was a child in the sewer pipe. Although firefighters then rescued the child, I was afraid I couldn’t raise the child, so I chose to remain silent.

“During the first screening investigation, we noticed that this girl was very concerned about the child’s condition, but because many people were concerned at the time, we didn’t think to much about it, never expecting that it would turn out to be her,” said Zhang Jianbo. What is certain now is that the girl is indeed Xiao Mao Tou’s birth mother, but whether or not what actually happened is as the girl says requires their continued investigation.

Because the girl continued to work after giving birth to the baby, yesterday she had already developed a high fever, her face pale. The police have already informed her parents to take her to the hospital to see a doctor. As for Xiao Mao Tou, Zhang Jianbo has already entrusted the hospital to take care of him for a few more days.

Doctor: Giving birth to a baby in the toilet is possible

So can what the girl said have happened? Huang Meihuan, Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pujiang County People’s hospital, gave a positive answer.

“The possibility of so easily giving birth to one’s first child is very small, but it is still possible. Depending on each person’s physique, both pregnant women who work every day and pregnant women who lie in bed every day can so smoothly give birth, and the likelihood of a premature baby is even greater,” said Huang Meihuan. The girl’s use of cloth to bind her abdomen was likely one of the reasons that caused the premature birth, and simultaneously may have affected fetal development.

Huang Meihuan explained, after giving birth, [women] must go do a B-ultrasonic, to see if the uterus has any residual placenta, fetal membrane, and so on. If there is and it is not cleaned out in time, it could cause an infection, leading to postpartum hemorrhaging. In serious cases, it may even cause future ectopic pregnancies or infertility.

Newborn infant with placenta still attached survives being stuck in sewer pipe of public toilet for two hours

At 4:39pm on the 25th, the telephone at the Pujiang county fire brigade dispatch room suddenly rang. On the phone, the person calling said they suspected there was a baby in the sewer pipe of their own toilet, and wanted firefighters to hurry and come take a look.

With skepticism and astonishment, Pujiang fire squadron instructor Zheng Yuzheng along with rescue personnel rushed to the home of the person who made the call, located in Jiangnan Xincun No.2 section.

In the public [shared/communal] toilet on the fourth floor, inside a squat toilet, there really was a sound like that of a cat.

Zheng Yuzheng stuck his head in to take a look, and at about 30 centimeters down the approximately 10 centimeter wide white polyurethane drainpipe of the urinal’s sewage pipe was a child’s small foot. There really was an upside down infant stuck there, and it was still alive!

Firefighters immediately began researching how to dismantle [the toilet/piping]: If they directly dismantled the toilet on the fourth floor, the concrete that might accidentally fall down into the pipe could very likely hurt the baby.

Zheng Yuzheng and crew ran to the third floor communal toilet to examine the sewage pipe that extended down from the fourth floor toilet, and determined that the position where the child was stuck should be the L-shaped bend where the sewer connects with the main pipe.

Everyone ultimately decided to dismantle the pipe from the third floor, removing the entire section of the pipe where the baby was held.

Firefighters carefully used a metal saw to saw off this 30 centimeter tall, 100 centimeter long L-shaped pipeline.

Rescuers looked inside and the baby’s two feet were already turning severely purple [lack of circulation]. Medical personnel that had arrived shook their heads after looking, and said the baby is probably lost.

“But when I carefully listened to the pipe, I found I could still hear a weak sound from the baby, so I told the doctor to try the rescue. After the doctor agreed, we brought the section of pipe that was cut out and took it directly to the hospital,” Zheng Yuzheng said.

"Xiao Mao Tou" the Chinese newborn baby boy as he is being freed from a section of sewage piping where he was found.
Through a nick in the pipe made by the saw, both saw and pliers were used to remove the pipe around the child’s head.

Baby stuck for two hours still alive

The pipe containing the baby was quickly sent to the Pujiang People’s Hospital emergency room. In order to avoid gawkers getting in the way of the rescue, medical personnel specifically set up barricades.

“The pipe’s hardness was very high, so it was necessary to saw with a metal saw, but our hacksaw was too short, so one of our team members had to run out and buy a long hacksaw,” said Zheng Yuzheng. Through their efforts, the pipe was cut shorter again, revealing the baby’s placenta, and doctors cut the umbilical cord.

Then the firefighters encountered another problem. With the baby curled up inside, directly pulling him out could very likely injure him a second time.

At this time, the emergency room was surrounded by people outside, every person particularly concerned with the child’s safety.

After much consideration, rescuers and doctors decided to first open up the pipe where the baby’s head was, to make room for the infant to breathe.

But during this process, just how to do so without hurting the child was a very big problem. After examining, the firemen decided to approach from the L-shaped bend of the pipe. The entire process would require alternating between using the metal saw and pliers.

“We couldn’t use the hacksaw to directly cut open the sewer pipe. We had to saw a little bit, then use the pliers to break apart the pipe, then use the hacksaw again,” Zheng Yuzheng recalled. The whole process was to slowly “peel” the baby out from within the pipe.

The first section to be fully peeled apart revealed the child’s chest.

As the pieces of pipe increased on hospital bed, every person’s mood hung in the balance. No one wanted to see the worst result, everyone silently praying in their hearts for the baby.

Twenty minutes later, the pipe wrapped around the baby’s head was finally peeled off. The moment it was removed, someone loudly yelled, “alive, still alive.”

The doctor on the side hurried to feed the baby oxygen.

But it wasn’t over yet. The child’s lower body and buttocks were remained stuck and so couldn’t be separated from the pipe. Rescuers continued to alternate between using the hacksaw and pliers, nervously working to break apart the remaining half of the pipe.

After splitting open a part of the pipeline’s wall, firefighters and doctors called out: “Boy, it’s a boy!”

6:20pm, the infant boy was finally separated from the narrow drainpipe. From the moment he was found, he had been stuck in the pipe for at least two hours.

"Xiao Mao Tou", the Chinese infant baby who was found stuck in a drain/sewage pipe.
The little baby placed in the incubator.

Comments from QQ:

腾讯网友 纯情小太

Hope that boy can step forward bravely, and not lose face for men.

腾讯南昌市网友 雪浪朝晖

These days, young people need to live a clean and honest life even more. Love is not a game! The man in the article is not a man, without a sense of honor or responsibility!

腾讯网友 邊城浪子

Give the child to me to adopt, I’ll definitely raise Xiao Mao Tou up as if he were my own son. However, you guys are not allowed to come claim him in the future.

腾讯网友 虚

Such a cute baby! Thank god the baby is okay! If his parents are unable to take the responsibility of raising him, I hope a caring family can adopt him, and give the baby a complete and healthy environment to grow up in. There’s still a long ways to go for the child, and looking at the current situation, it doesn’t look optimistic. Prayers for the child!!!

腾讯网友 1356744788

Young people nowadays are too irresponsible.

腾讯网友 280491091

It can only be said that girls need to learn how to protect themselves, and think about the consequences when something happens.

腾讯网友 – 裴太太 "

The mother is young, and wasn’t sensible. She needs a quiet environment to think about how to be a mother. Everyone was young once.


This child’s biological father is simply a scumbag. If you dare to do it, then dare to be it [dare to have sex, then dare to be a father]. You’re going to get your just deserts… Girls too should increase their self-awareness, just how long have you known each other? Just how much do you know about each other? Just betraying your own body like that… The baby is innocent, but without a father, what’s left for the mother is endless suffering and torment. Wish you all the best!

腾讯网友 搁浅

If you dare to fuck, then dare to take responsibility. If you don’t even have this bit of ability, what the JB are you fucking for.

腾讯网友 尘封♂♀草影

A strong and brave child!

腾讯网友 99079994

How could she treat her own child like this? Even animals know to protect their own children… What’s wrong with her??

腾讯网友 …榆××

A life is more important than anything else. Too heartless.

腾讯网友 朋友

Moral crimes [crimes against morality] should be added to the law.

腾讯网友 867658600

Child, I hope you will grow up healthy, and after you grow up, you must know to be thankful of these kind-hearted people, because without these kind-hearted people’s help, this world would be without your existence. That irresponsible father of yours will get God’s punishment…

腾讯网友 无聊的人

The tenacity of life.


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