If a baby or toddler dies due to negligence on the part of the person providing care (parent or not) can that person go to jail or prison?

A friend of mine was saying if your child drowned in the pool or got hit by a car as a result of bad supervision that you would not be put in jail. He says that it only takes a second, and they would not lock you up since your child just died. Sounded completely wrong to me, but I wanted to ask an expert for better assurance. Thank you for your time.

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