Little girl sustains nasty burns to her mouth and tongue after helping herself to a common treat
- A mother shared harrowing photos of her daughter with a burnt tongue
- The youngster helped herself to her brother’s sour lollipops that burned her
- The extremely sour and sour lollipops caused her tongue to blister
A mother shared a harrowing photo of her little girl with a badly burned mouth as a warning to other parents who would let their kids try sour lollipops.
The photo shows the little girl with tearful cheeks and a huge blister covering most of her little tongue.
The younger had helped herself to some of her older brother’s sour lollipops, with dire consequences.
A mother has shared a harrowing photo of her little girl with a badly burned mouth as a warning to other parents who can let their kids try sour lollipops
“She came up to me and yelled ‘my tongue hurts’… she was beside herself,” said the little girl’s mother.
Former paramedic and child safety educator Nikki Jurcutz, who is also a mother of two, is sharing the photos on Facebook on behalf of the family.
“Sour lollipops are acidic and can cause terrible burns in small children,” she said.
Nikki said sour lollipops, like Warheads, should be introduced “after five hours and with caution.”
And her warning was quickly picked up by the Tiny Hearts Education Fans of Facebook pages.
Many were shocked that sour lollipops could do so much damage.
“Oh god, that would never have crossed my mind,” one mother said, shocked.
Others said sour lollipops should be taken off the shelves.
“I don’t understand how candy can do so much damage. I’ve never had one and never will now,” says one woman.
“They shouldn’t be in the children’s market,” said another.
More than a thousand concerned parents reacted in disbelief to the message.
“I’ve already shared this with three people, shocked,” said one.
Mother of two said sour lollipops, like Warheads, should be introduced ‘after five and with caution’
But another mother revealed that they had experienced the same discomfort as children.
“Anything really sour or sour can do it, I had it as a child too,” said one woman.
“I get it from pineapple and even salt-and-vinegar chips, as well as most sour lollipops,” said another.
Nikki praised the brave mother for sharing the photos with her.
“She’s such a great mom, she literally wants to warn others,” she said.
The family thinks the boy held the sour lollipops in the same spot against her tongue.
“We spoke to a doctor and got advice, but I was so concerned when I saw what they had done to her,” she said.
Her mouth “healed in a few days,” but her mother knew other parents should be aware of the danger.
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