Mum shares urgent warning about the importance of safely securing Christmas stockings after her toddler sadly lost his eye.
Nicole Mackintosh Leo posted a very important message on her Facebook page that has since gone viral with over 4000 shares.
She wrote: “Not a fun post, but an important one as you begin decorating for the holidays. Three years ago, my son (then 14 months) was at home with his nanny when he pulled on a Christmas stocking and the weighted stocking holder fell and hit him directly in his left eye.
After emergency surgery the doctors determined that the damage was too extensive and that he would need to have his eye removed. One week later we were at Children’s for his enucleation surgery.
Our story has a happy ending. Our son has a flawless prosthetic eye. He is one of the silliest, bravest, most fun-loving boys I know. He plays soccer, t-ball, and he loves swimming. We are lucky.
I hope by posting this, I’m raising awareness. Please reconsider using weighted stocking holders. There are much safer alternatives. We use 3M Command hooks. Please share. Please help us raise awareness.”
Something to keep in mind before you hang the stockings this year!
A quick google search showed me lots of similar weights to the below designs.
I actually didn’t realise these things existed. Am I behind the times? Or are they not really an Aussie thing?
How do you hang your Christmas stockings?
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