Baby fighting for life after mom leaves her in running bathtub

A Bronx baby is fighting for her life after her mom put her in the bathtub with the water running — and then left the room to do chores, police sources told The Post on Thursday.

The 23-year-old mother placed her 8-month-old daughter in the tub shortly before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in their third-floor apartment on Vyse Avenue near East 173rd Street in Crotona Park, sources said.

The woman then left the room, with the water still running, to clean up around the apartment, they said.

When the mom returned, her baby was face down, floating in the bathtub, which was half full of water, sources said.

Medics rushed the child to St. Barnabas Hospital, where she had no pulse. Doctors were able to re-establish a heartbeat and later transported her to Montefiore Medical Center in critical condition.

Police are still investigating the incident. No charges were immediately filed.

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