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Mother urges other parents to be careful this Easter after her daughter, five, choked to death on a Cadbury's Mini Egg

 

  • A concerned mother, who says her daughter died after choking on a Mini Egg, has warned other parents about the possible dangers of the chocolate treats
  • The heartbroken parent claims she 'tragically' lost her five-year-old girl, Sophie
  • She told parents to watch their children ‘extra closely' when they had the treats
  • Cadbury Mini Egg packaging does warn: ‘Choking Hazard: This product is not suitable for children under four’

 

An anguished mother, who says her daughter died after choking on a MIni Egg, has warned other parents about the possible dangers of the chocolate treats.

The heartbroken parent claims she ‘tragically’ lost her five-year-old girl after she choked on ‘the dangerous hazard’ and wanted to warn families before Easter arrived so that her daughter’s death ‘wouldn’t be in vain’.

Sophie, the unnamed mother’s daughter, past away three years ago after ‘she had choked on a mini egg and I was unable to dislodge it, even with back slaps and pushing up and under her ribs.'

A concerned mother, who says her daughter died after choking on a MIni Egg, has warned other parents about the possible dangers of the chocolate treats

‘I had done a first aid course only six months prior to this event so all the techniques to help a choking child were still fresh in my mind but it didn’t help,’ the mother wrote for Mums Advice.

‘I watched the light slip away from my baby's eyes, I tried in vain to save her.’

She added that the ‘seemingly harmless treat took my angel away’.

The mother, who posted the stark warning under the username ‘XGemx’, told parents to watch their children ‘extra closely and remind them to sit down whilst eating them or avoid them altogether.’

Finishing the note, the mother wrote: ‘Please watch your babies.’

Parents were quick to reply to the heartbreaking blog post, with some claiming to have had similar experiences with the chocolate treat.

 

Cadbury Mini Egg packaging does warn: ‘Choking Hazard: This product is not suitable for children under four’

One wrote: ‘My son was around 5 when he was in his car seat nibbling on them and then he began to choke, my first instinct was to stick my finger in his mouth to dislodge it, luckily it worked’

A worried Grandmother said: ‘I’ve bought these Easter eggs for my eight grandchildren. Wish I’d chosen something different now.’

And Nikki said: ‘My son does not have these even to this day. When he was three he choked on one. It completely blocked his air way, he could not make a sound. Everything slowed down.

‘Luckily I had attended a first aid course only two weeks earlier and with firm back slaps it dislodged and shot across the room.

‘I remember it like it was yesterday, yet it was over seven years ago. We were lucky, but reading this notice it makes me realise how so close to tragedy we were.’

Cadbury Mini Egg packaging does warn: ‘Choking Hazard: This product is not suitable for children under four.’

A Cadbury's spokesperson said: 'We were saddened by this tragic event as the safety of our customers is of the upmost importance to us. 

'We ensure that all of our Cadbury Mini Eggs packaging very clearly carries the following warning: Choking Hazard: This product is Not suitable for children under 4.'

 

What to do if your child is choking: 

DON’T WASTE A MOMENT: If the object doesn’t come out when they cough, act immediately. Look to see if there is an object, but take it out only if you think you can reach it without pushing it further down the throat.

FROM BIRTH TO ONE YEAR OLD: Lay the baby face-down, with their head lower than their body. Give five firm blows to the back between the shoulder blades with the flat of your hand. If the airway is still blocked, turn them over on your arm, with the head still low. Using two fingers in the middle of the chest, push down a third of the depth of the chest. Check the mouth after each push and remove any obvious obstruction. After three cycles of back blows followed by chest thrusts, dial 999 and continue cycles. Never do an abdominal thrust.

FOR CHILDREN AGED ONE TO PUBERTY: Place the child over your knee and give five back blows. If this doesn’t work, give up to five abdominal thrusts. Stand behind them and place a fist between the navel and the bottom of the breastbone and pull inwards and upwards. If the obstruction does not clear after three cycles of back blows and abdominal thrusts, dial 999 for an ambulance and continue the cycles until help arrives. 


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