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#1 of 2 Old 08-09-2002, 11:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Yesterday I was at the house of two little girls that I nanny. I am usually very careful about what toys they have in the downstairs toybox that my 9 mo old DD plays in. Anyhow, she got out a toy from the toybox and was playing with a battery operated toy, I assumed it was safe and was across the room visiting with the mother of the two little girls. When I turned around DD had gotten a battery out of the back of the toy, so I rushed over there to take the battery out of her hand....but unfortunatly she was able to get the battery into her mouth before I could take it away!

When I got to her, I noticed she had something that I assumed was hives on her chin, I wondered outloud what that could be from, since she hadn't had any new foods in the past few days. The other mom assured me that her daughter used to get hives all the time from things like dust, maybe my dd had sensitive skin. So I cleaned DD's face with a wet washcloth, she didn't seem to be in any pain, it just looked awful though!

This afternoon I had to take my dh to the doc b/c he is sick, and mentioned the rash on her face. The doc said it was definatly battery acid burn

The family will be out of town for the week, but when I go back I am going to THROW AWAY those batteries and warn the mother about reusing batteries.....

Just a warning for you all....btw doc said some aloe vera will help,
DD still doesn't seem to be in any pain.

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Thank goodness she didn't get any down her throat!!

Batteries are very scary. I've noticed that a lot of the kids toys have battery compartments that must be opened with a philips screwdriver. This is the best because the little kids can't open them. Tell your friend to look for those types of toys, not anything that can pop open.
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