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Help! I scalded my baby...

(6 Posts)
Bellabelloo Tue 16-May-17 19:29:06

...and feel terribly guilty. He stuck his foot under what I thought was cold water and screamed blue murder. I ran it under cold water, gave him calpol and it looks a little pink, but he seems quite happy now and has settled down to sleep. So I presume he's ok? I feel so terrible. Bad mum!

tissuesosoft Tue 16-May-17 19:33:00

Depending how hot the water was, I would get him checked out to be honest. You aren't a bad mum!

Fluffy24 Tue 16-May-17 19:34:59

I'd get him checked just to be on the safe side OP. Call nhs24 and ask for advice at the very least.

blueskyinmarch Tue 16-May-17 19:35:37

How hot was the water? Baby skin is very delicate and can damage very easily. I have known parents to be in real trouble for not taking their child for treatment after doing this (ex child protection social worker). I am not usually an advocate of going to A&E but for this i think it is what i would recommend.

BillywigSting Tue 16-May-17 19:36:22

If it's just a bit pink you're probably OK, if it peels or blisters get it checked out.

peenakholahda Tue 16-May-17 19:41:49

Another vote for getting it checked out. Burns often start pink and worsen later; if A&E assess that it should have been treated more quickly then yes they may refer to SS.

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