Although they are pretty and can decorate clothes and toys, they are dangerous for babies. What are we talking about? About buttons. That is why we did not use them in our accessories.

Why are lumps dangerous?

The toddler, while playing with the buttoned shoes, may loosen the thread holding the button and the button may fall off. If it enters an infant's digestive tract, the consequences can be dire.

A few words about the symptoms of a foreign body in a toddler's tummy.

Foreign bodies can stay in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract. They can choke you and cut off the airflow to your lungs. They can stop in the duodenal loop, in the hepatic and splenic flexion of the large intestine. 

What are the symptoms of a foreign body retention in the tummy?

  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Difficulties with breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Salivation
  • Gag reflex
  • Strong cry
  • The child may complain of half a belly
  • It gets cranky
  • He refuses to eat

Late symptoms of foreign body ingestion may include:

  • no weight gain
  • increasing difficulty in swallowing
  • changing eating habits
  • Pneumonia or bronchitis 
  • Hemoptysis
  • Stools with blood

What to do if a baby swallows a foreign body?

Immediately call an ambulance and perform first aid measures, clearing the respiratory tract in the event of choking. If a child swallows a foreign body, a medical consultation is necessary, even if the toddler does not complain of abdominal pain. 


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