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To warn you about Bio Oil and baby oil

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DesignedForLife Mon 30-Jan-17 23:37:39

Don't leave in reach of young kids. If inhaled they can kill.

DH is sat in A&E with DD (2) waiting to be transferred to the paediatric ward. She swiped the bottle and drank it whilst he was making her bed.

I'm so worried, and feel so rubbish I can't be with her as baby DS is breastfed and won't take a bottle. I just want to be with her sad

Please please keep oils out of reach of kids. I had no idea. I had no idea she could unscrew lids!

DesignedForLife Mon 30-Jan-17 23:39:50

www.poison.org/articles/2012-feb/dangerous-household-hydrocarbons

Also can't believe 111 didn't seem to be worried. Family member is a GP and told us to take her straight to A&E. A&E said we were right to go in.

WineIsMyMainVice Mon 30-Jan-17 23:40:42

Really hope your DD is ok. She's in the right place. Hugs x

OneWithTheForce Mon 30-Jan-17 23:41:01

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Whippingpiccadilly Mon 30-Jan-17 23:44:28

No need for that onewith

OP I hope your daughter is ok.

liz70 Mon 30-Jan-17 23:46:12

Oh my goodness, how terrifying for you, OP. Hoping and praying that your DD is home with you again soon, safe and well. flowers

mylittlephoney Mon 30-Jan-17 23:46:32

Thoughts are with u and your family. Hope little one is ok.

OneWithTheForce Mon 30-Jan-17 23:47:35

I'm sorry that was really insensitive. I actually read those firsts two sentences and then posted when I should have read the whole post. I really hope your DD is OK.

elektrawoman Mon 30-Jan-17 23:58:02

flowers I am sure she will be ok now she's in A&E. Don't beat yourself up, toddlers are not easy.

I had a similar situation when DD was about two, she pushed a chair to the cupboard, climbed up and reached a bottle of Calpol and stupidly I hadn't screwed the lid on properly. I hadn't even known she could climb on a chair before then! Came in and she was holding the lidless bottle. Took her to A&E, thankfully she hadn't actually drank much but god it was scary.
I took it as a good reminder to myself not to get complacent, I was a lot more vigilant after that.

Your DD is with her daddy so don't feel bad. Please let us know how she is. flowers

PinkTrotters Mon 30-Jan-17 23:58:57

onewith unsympathetic and just plain nasty!!! Thankyou for posting OP just moved my baby products out of reach as I had no idea this could happen either, hope your dd's ok x

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 30-Jan-17 23:59:35

That sounds really scary.

But I think honestly you ought to expect baby oil to be something you shouldn't let a baby swallow!

OneWithTheForce Tue 31-Jan-17 00:00:18

onewith unsympathetic and just plain nasty!!!

I know, that's why I apologised.

PinkTrotters Tue 31-Jan-17 00:09:48

ah ok sorry onewith was typing slow before you posted.

HughLauriesStubble Tue 31-Jan-17 00:12:00

Hope your dd is ok op sad There was a case in france of a baby suffocating on vitamin d drops at christmas, something similar with the oily consistency of the drops being inhaled.

notagainstanley Tue 31-Jan-17 00:15:56

moving my baby oil now, thank you for posting, good luck with your DD.

It is insane the lack of resources that goes into keeping children safe, a one-day optional antenatal class just does not cut it.....and that's the only state provision I can think of. I only found a child-baby first aid class by chance (after looking in the relevant places, eg St Johns). I've downloaded some useful stuff from the Child Accident Prevention Trust.

Do not get me started about button batteries and people that leave them lying around when there are kids in the house......!

FuckOffDailyMailQuitQuotingMN Tue 31-Jan-17 00:16:13

It is very worrying, one of my boys drank oilatum when he was a toddler. I had no idea how much which made things worse, he was fine but it was scary for a while. Sending love to your DD. flowers

Benedikte2 Tue 31-Jan-17 00:16:33

Please let us know how she is tomorrow OP
Good luck

DesignedForLife Tue 31-Jan-17 00:16:59

She's bouncing on the bed in paediatric ward apparently. Thankfully she didn't drink much of it and hasn't been sick and hasn't been coughing, so they think she will be ok.

LDR - I didn't hand it to her as a drink! I wouldn't let her swallow any cosmetic product, or anything other than normal food and drink. I left the bottle in reach by accident- put it down meaning to put it away but got distracted by DS who has been extremely clingy today. It's been a rough day. I wouldn't usually leave it in reach. DH did bath time and didn't think to move it. I'm normally so careful about what I leave in reach.

I would have thought oils would just cause tummy upsets, not potential respiratory problems. In fairness it is a pretty pink liquid with a nice smell, and not a child safe lid. I see in America they've been made to put child safe lids on the product.

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 31-Jan-17 00:20:03

I'm really glad she's bouncing on the bed and better.

Tinklebinkle Tue 31-Jan-17 00:22:11

Well I had absolutely no idea about this. I never used baby oil with my dcs or bio oil; but I doubt it would have crossed my mind to keep them locked away. I am sure ds will get the absolute best care and be home before you know it. Don't beat yourself up OP, kids will always do that one thing you didn't anticipate. Try and rest as best you can and take care of yourself. flowers brew sad

Reality16 Tue 31-Jan-17 00:23:26

I'm confused just a tad. You talk about them being dangerous if inhaled but then go on to say your child drank it?

Either way I hope your LO is ok

OneWithTheForce Tue 31-Jan-17 00:27:17

Glad to hear she is ok OP.

Also a bit confused about what people "had no idea" about?

FuckOffDailyMailQuitQuotingMN Tue 31-Jan-17 00:28:30

Oily products, even when consumed orally can cause suffocation.

FuckOffDailyMailQuitQuotingMN Tue 31-Jan-17 00:29:44

These are slippery liquids that easily can be aspirated (breathed into someone's lungs when they try to swallow them).
Hydrocarbon aspiration can cause pneumonia and death. Symptoms occur quickly.

PleaseNotTrump Tue 31-Jan-17 00:30:13

flowers House of teenagers here and this is the first time I've read this. I hope all is ok OP - toddlers are hard work!

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