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usernameisnotavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:38:20

Has anyone else just watched this and thought people could have sorted it themselves instead of ringing the fire brigade or going to A&E?!

Plastic things stuck on head could be cut off carefully with a saw, the baby gate could have been cut well away from the child's leg with a saw and bent.

Ridiculous the NHS is doomed.

Afreshcuppateaplease Fri 09-Feb-18 11:39:21

Obviously they arent going to advise people saw things off a childs head ffs

AllTheGoodOnesAreUnavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:39:58

There's no way I'd be putting a saw anywhere near my child's head!

Elementtree Fri 09-Feb-18 11:40:11

I'm thinking wriggly children, head and saw might be a combination that could result in more costly NHS services 😂

Elementtree Fri 09-Feb-18 11:40:37

And questions would be asked.

usernameisnotavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:41:15

They weren't advising it was viewers sending photos of their children stuck, there would be ways of removing these things without injuring the child I'm sure.

HollyBayTree Fri 09-Feb-18 11:41:45

And if you dont own a saw? Or your child is hysterical and wriggling and you need both hands to comfort/hold the child down?

Clandestino Fri 09-Feb-18 11:41:48

I wouldn't dare doing any DIY to get my child out of a dangerous position (fortunately she has never been in one).
You are massively BU in this case. I am all for not engaging the emergency services for every kind of shit but this is where I draw a line.

Afreshcuppateaplease Fri 09-Feb-18 11:41:54

Maybe some butter? But not a saw.

TheHungryDonkey Fri 09-Feb-18 11:41:57

What about the people who don't own a saw and would have to leave their child stuck whilst they went off shopping?

usernameisnotavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:42:24

Borrow a saw, buy a saw?!

Afreshcuppateaplease Fri 09-Feb-18 11:42:57

You likes saws dont you op ?

Crocusqueen Fri 09-Feb-18 11:43:33

I would butter the child, personally

usernameisnotavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:44:12

Haha saw is just an example, most of the photos looked like it would be fairly easy to sort yourself and was definitely not a case for emergency services.

BoredOnMatLeave Fri 09-Feb-18 11:44:58

I'm usually one to say avoid using the nhs for things as much as possible to save money but there's no way I'd be putting a saw that close to my child's head. I failed woodwork at school, badly.

Elementtree Fri 09-Feb-18 11:45:07

I don't think you should be allowed a saw username, no offence.

PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Fri 09-Feb-18 11:45:09

I remember DD getting a bead stuck up her nose once and I completely panicked! I ran into the kitchen to get a fork with every intention of sticking it up her nose (I told you I was panickingblush). DS calmly pushed me out of the way, pinched the bridge of her nose and slid his fingers downwards. The bead popped out.

I'm an idiot blush

My point is, people panic!

UpstartCrow Fri 09-Feb-18 11:46:20

OP has never used a saw.

Afreshcuppateaplease Fri 09-Feb-18 11:46:59

bunny do you not have a saw?

usernameisnotavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:48:06

Surely the leg stuck through a baby gate could have been safely sorted, you could probably bend the bars they're only thin.

I'll calm down with the saw comments grin

PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Fri 09-Feb-18 11:49:01

Afreshcuppateaplease I'm just off now to get one.

usernameisnotavailable Fri 09-Feb-18 11:49:49

Something like this?! wink

TheHungryDonkey Fri 09-Feb-18 11:52:12

Borrow a saw? I don't live next door to Bob the Builder. There's not much call for them in a block of flats.

Tarraleaha Fri 09-Feb-18 11:52:13

I have well DH has a couple of saws in a shed. No one is coming with a saw of any kind near my child's head.

For everybody's sake, calling emergency services instead of causing more injuries and drama is not a bad advice.

Elementtree Fri 09-Feb-18 11:52:18

I think in most cases parents probably do solve these problems on their own, otherwise there would be a queue out of the a&e door and half the way to town with all the stupid things kids do on a regular basis.

But sometimes, limbs will swell and kids panic and it gets trickier, I suppose. Idk, I've always been able to get my kids out of the ridiculous situations they get themselves into but there have been times, like when ds3 shoved his arm between the bars of his cot, when it's been close.

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