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    Baby burnt on Brighton beach 'seriously injured'

    U.K. Baby burnt on Brighton beach 'seriously injured'


    The baby was on the beach on one of the hottest days of the year
    A five-month-old boy was taken hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after spending a day in the sun on Brighton beach.
    The child was with his 29-year-old mother who was visiting the south coast from London on Sunday, one of the hottest days of the year.
    Police community support officers intervened after they saw the baby suffering from sunburn.
    The Royal Sussex Hospital said 40% of his body surface area was burnt.
    The child was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital as temperatures in the sun reached 25C (77F).
    Signs of blistering
    Sussex Police said no arrests had been made and the case had been transferred to the Metropolitan Police.
    Metropolitan Police officers said they were not yet aware of the case.
    A burns specialist from The Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) in East Grinstead, West Sussex - who is consulting with the Royal Sussex - said the boy was in a stable condition on Tuesday, but his injuries could have been potentially life-threatening.
    Baljit Dheansa, a consultant burns and plastics surgeon at the QVH's specialist burns unit, was called by the Royal Sussex for specialist advice on Sunday.
    He said the baby's skin had already started to show signs of blistering.
    Mr Dheansa explained that the danger of blistering was that it could lead to the loss of body fluids.
    In a five-month-old baby, this could ultimately lead to risks of dehydration, low blood pressure and kidney failure.
    'Particularly at risk'
    The baby boy remained in hospital on Tuesday.
    NHS Brighton and Hove health promotion specialist Carolyn Syverson said: "Babies and young children are particularly at risk of sunburn and heatstroke.
    "Very young children should be kept in the shade; older children, when out in the sun, should wear protective clothing including a hat, have high factor sun cream regularly applied and drink lots of fluids to stay safe and well."
    She added: "People in this country tend to think of sunburn as something that happens on holiday, but most cases of sunburn happen in the UK rather than abroad.

    BBC News - Baby burnt on Brighton beach 'seriously injured'

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    Unbeliveable stupidity, Brighton beach has plenty of warning signs about the strength of the sun, beach patrols giving advice, first aid points that will give out sunblock.
    5 months old and 40% burns, poor little blighter and now the worry of skin cancer for life.

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    stupid idiotic mother,,, jees some of them are brain-dead .

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    Jeepers! What a thoughly stupid mother, I hope she feels rotton and has learnt a lesson.

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    When on the beach in Australia there is a public address warning advising during the summer you can get serverely burnt in less than 20 minutes.

    I know that Brits don't get to see a lot of sun but the mother is totally irresponsible. She must of felt the heat on her own skin but it just goes to show some don't deserve to be parents.

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    stoopid mother, and she needs a smack.


    ..but total overreaction by the authorities.


    sunburn.
    jeez

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    stoopid mother, and she needs a smack.


    ..but total overreaction by the authorities.

    sunburn.
    jeez
    It definetly needed investigating, incompetance on that level with a five month old babe can't be left to chance, the mother may not even be mentaly stable enough to bring up a child, she certainly shows poor parenting skills on the face of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sdigit View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by tsicar View Post
    stoopid mother, and she needs a smack.


    ..but total overreaction by the authorities.

    sunburn.
    jeez
    It definetly needed investigating, incompetance on that level with a five month old babe can't be left to chance, the mother may not even be mentaly stable enough to bring up a child, she certainly shows poor parenting skills on the face of it.
    agreed.
    but small kids can get serious sunburn in a matter of a couple of minutes.

    when i read the heading: "baby burned on brighton beach", i was expecting something like a juicy human sacrifice thread, not a report of some dumb bitch who left her kid out in the sun too long.
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    It is reported today that the mother was seen walking along the beach holding the crying baby, she was apparently looking for her husband. A small crowd of concerned people stopped her, in response to the now screaming baby, a member of the public called the police as the 'smiling and slightly slurring woman of Eastern European extraction', refused to take the baby to a first aid point just 40mtrs away.

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    So now the Nanny state is good.

    Sounds like a bad case of sunburn coupled with the well known British heightened brand of xenophobia made out to be an international incident.

    This reminds me of the Dutch woman incarcerated for leaving her infant in its stroller outside a restaurant in New York City which was perfectly normal in her homeland where there aren't child snatching perverts everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    So now the Nanny state is good.

    Sounds like a bad case of sunburn coupled with the well known British heightened brand of xenophobia made out to be an international incident.

    This reminds me of the Dutch woman incarcerated for leaving her infant in its stroller outside a restaurant in New York City which was perfectly normal in her homeland where there aren't child snatching perverts everywhere.
    Or is it just irresponsible to drink on a hot sunny day with a five month old baby in a foreign country were you cannot speak the language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    So now the Nanny state is good.

    Sounds like a bad case of sunburn coupled with the well known British heightened brand of xenophobia made out to be an international incident.

    This reminds me of the Dutch woman incarcerated for leaving her infant in its stroller outside a restaurant in New York City which was perfectly normal in her homeland where there aren't child snatching perverts everywhere.
    Or is it just irresponsible to drink on a hot sunny day with a five month old baby in a foreign country were you cannot speak the language?

    Who said she was drinking? "..cannot speak the language. " huh?

    Hey, let's get totally irrelevant

    Maybe the baby was crying because it was hungry and since she's forbidden to breast feed in public. Or, maybe the baby was crying because, babies cry.

    My point is this would not have made the news if the women wasn't foreign.

    I'm sure there are plenty of bad parents to be had all over the world .

    Very few countries in the world are as openly hostile to foreigners as GB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post

    Very few countries in the world are as openly hostile to foreigners as GB.
    I don't see how you come to this conclusion.
    The sheer number of people trying to come here to live just because of the rights we give them(not to mention the social benifits) is testament that we are a great option for most foreingers to come stay or visit.
    We have laws protecting people from discrimination and we have onr of the most diverse cultures in the world.
    I don't wish to apear hostile or unfriendly so I'll just say that your statement is somewhat flawed.

    There are very few countries in the world that are more tolarent and welcoming of foreigners than Britain is.
    Last edited by Stinky; 01-06-2010 at 10:58 AM.

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    stupid idiotic mother,,, jees some of them are brain-dead .
    Totally agree , whatever happened to parent responsability? we have a spate of mothers in Australia letting prams ( with child) topple over in front of incoming trains. Now the screaming memies are talking about regrading train stations that are a hundred years old but only now are prams rolling off the platform ? Seems nobody can find examples of this in the previous 90 years ? - whatever happened to " hold the handle all the time so the pram doesn't runaway" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    When on the beach in Australia there is a public address warning advising during the summer you can get serverely burnt in less than 20 minutes.

    I know that Brits don't get to see a lot of sun but the mother is totally irresponsible. She must of felt the heat on her own skin but it just goes to show some don't deserve to be parents.
    See this sort of thing often on Gold Coast beaches - wherever possible I have tried to warn obvious burners some are grateful for the advice others deserve the result.
    Never heard the sun warning around here ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    So now the Nanny state is good.

    Sounds like a bad case of sunburn coupled with the well known British heightened brand of xenophobia made out to be an international incident.

    This reminds me of the Dutch woman incarcerated for leaving her infant in its stroller outside a restaurant in New York City which was perfectly normal in her homeland where there aren't child snatching perverts everywhere.
    Or is it just irresponsible to drink on a hot sunny day with a five month old baby in a foreign country were you cannot speak the language?

    Who said she was drinking? "..cannot speak the language. " huh?

    Hey, let's get totally irrelevant

    Maybe the baby was crying because it was hungry and since she's forbidden to breast feed in public. Or, maybe the baby was crying because, babies cry.

    My point is this would not have made the news if the women wasn't foreign.

    I'm sure there are plenty of bad parents to be had all over the world .

    Very few countries in the world are as openly hostile to foreigners as GB.
    Her husband said she had been drinking

    The police said she told them she could not read the signs in English

    The baby was crying because it had 40% burns, mainly to its face and head.

    The hostility from the other people on the beach was because she would not got to a first aid point and get the child out of the sun.

    It is now reported that the child is recovering well and social services are assisting the mother with registering with a local doctor, health clinic etc in London.

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