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Has my baby swallowed a battery?

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MrsCK Sun 10-Apr-16 08:27:57

Found him putting a battery in his mouth from the battery drawer which hasn't been child proofed yet. No idea how many batteries were in there...he's 14 months

Cakescakescakes Sun 10-Apr-16 08:30:16

If you think he has you need to go to a&e immediately. Some types of battery can be fatal to babies and children if swallowed (esp smaller watch type batteries). OH is an A&E doctor and is always fanatical about keeping batteries away from our DC.

LuckySantangelo1 Sun 10-Apr-16 08:30:17

No one here is going to be able to tell you that! Call 111 and ask them what you should do.

gininteacupsandleavesonthelawn Sun 10-Apr-16 08:30:35

If it's even been near his mouth take him to A&E now

Nobodyspecialanymore Sun 10-Apr-16 08:31:45

A&E just in case! That can be fatal if he has and there's no way of knowing without an xray!

duckyneedsaclean Sun 10-Apr-16 08:32:04

Button ones? They can kill. Don't take any chances.

Lucked Sun 10-Apr-16 08:33:02

Agree if there is any doubt they can do an x-Ray.

StillYummy Sun 10-Apr-16 08:33:28

Another vote for a and e imedatly I am afraid. Let's hope it is a false alarm

NicknameUsed Sun 10-Apr-16 08:34:01

Ditto A and E. Batteries are dangerous.

TimeOfGlass Sun 10-Apr-16 08:37:15

Swallowing batteries, especially the small button type batteries, can be fatal.

If it's at all possible that he's swallowed a battery, then take him to A&E immediately. They can do X-Rays to check.

SavoyCabbage Sun 10-Apr-16 08:41:53

shockGo to A&E. Straight away. I hope he's ok.

SummerHouse Sun 10-Apr-16 08:44:21

Highly unlikely. A and e for reassurance and then enjoy the rest of your day.

MrsCK Sun 10-Apr-16 08:44:43

OK it would have been an AA size if anything. I'll go to a and e

gamerchick Sun 10-Apr-16 08:46:52

It would be pretty impressive if he's been able to comfortably swallow an AA battery.

BatteryOperatedBoyfriend Sun 10-Apr-16 08:47:55

I doubt he would swallow one easily without choking. In a&e they might use the metal detector baton. It's safer than an xray. We had this when my daughter swallowed and nearly choked on a coin.

Empressa Sun 10-Apr-16 09:20:14

AA? I'm quite impressed.

Get off MN and get to A&E if you think he has though!

WellErrr Sun 10-Apr-16 09:27:56

He probably hasn't swallowed an AA sized battery, but I'd go to A&E just in case.

And find somewhere else to keep you batteries!

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