Emergency doctor Richard O'Brien, who works at Pennsylvania's Moses Taylor Hospital, told ABCNEWS.com that the patients he treats are often there due to parenting mishaps.
"Children can get injured remarkably quickly, even in seconds," said O'Brien. "I've had dozens, if not more, children brought in after they hit their forehead on the coffee table causing a nasty laceration while the parent was seated literally just out of arm's reach."
"No matter how close you are, if you lose your focus for just a few seconds, the child can get injured," added O'Brien. "We see this all the time, and although parents can feel 'guilty,' they are not neglecting their children, they're just being human."
Gosselin, who herself is one of five children, said that she was once left behind at church and remembers being rattled afterward but says now she can see how parents can make mistakes.
"Life gets crazy and you get carried away and things come up and you don't mean to forget something important but I can see how it can happen," said Gosselin. "Life moves so fast the pace is just exhausting.
"We've never left a kid behind. But I always wonder if we will."