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Urgent advice needed!

(13 Posts)
Monkeytrousers Sat 11-Oct-08 21:21:06

I think DS (4) has swallowed a link from an xmas decoratuon that I bought at John Lewis today - this one

I think because I never say him do it, but he was lokking at it and then after putting him to bed I noticed it was missing.

Not sure what to do - or if to do anything. Worst fear is that there many have been lead in it??!!

Monkeytrousers Sat 11-Oct-08 21:26:40


BigBadMousey Sat 11-Oct-08 21:26:43

If I were you I'd phone NHS direct and have a hunt around for the missing bit while I'm on the phone

For me that usually means I find it half way through the conversation and end up feeling like a plonker - but rather that than anything worse eh?

changenamer Sat 11-Oct-08 21:27:49

Most 4 year olds don't swallow things so much. He probably carefully put it away somewhere safe like the oven of the toy kitchen or your handbag or the washing machine.

I'm sure he'll be fine, they wouldn't sell anything these days that might be toxic.

Do nothing, just watch carefully.

JacobsPrincessOfDarkness Sat 11-Oct-08 21:29:36

He;s not been bothered by it? How big is the link? Would it pass through "naturally"?

BTW Lovely deccies! I'm tempted by a purple colour scheme this year...

funnypeculiar Sat 11-Oct-08 21:30:19

Agree with changenamer - my ds (4.5) would be very unlikely to swallow something like that - & if he did he'd look SO guilty I'd know about it smile Is he a swallower of things generally?

It's very pretty btw smile

Twiglett Sat 11-Oct-08 21:32:35

if he's swallowed it he hasn't choked on it going down so it'll come out the other end

Monkeytrousers Sat 11-Oct-08 21:32:48


he's not a swallower but he is a chewer!

It is only about 1cm in diametre.

I will have a hunt about

Monkeytrousers Sat 11-Oct-08 21:39:25

I found it between sofa cushions! Crisis over. Cheers

BigBadMousey Sat 11-Oct-08 21:46:48


funnypeculiar Sat 11-Oct-08 22:01:23


Cloudhopper Sat 11-Oct-08 22:05:18

Glad to hear it is all over. smile

Mind you, as well as worrying about your ds I did think "Buying Christmas decorations already???"

Monkeytrousers Sun 12-Oct-08 15:16:57

We walked past and DS saw the xmas trees up and ran in. I just picke dup a couple that I liked. They aren't up yet!

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