'He was in agony' Mum issues warning after son gets badly injured because of his sandals

A mum has issued a warning to other parents on social media after her son suffered injuries on his feet because of his jelly shoes.

Holly Marie Wright, from Birmingham, shared pictures of her two-year-old son Kaiden’s feet covered in blood, after the jelly shoes she bough for him at Sainsbury’s caused him painful injuries.

Asking for others to share her warning, she wrote: ‘DO NOT I repeat DO NOT buy these sandles [sic] from any Sainsbury’s store they are a hazard 😡😡 I brought these from maypole store for my 2 year old boy because of the nice weather we have been having recently.


‘My kaiden only has trainers so I thought I would treat him to some nice summer items and I found these cute little shoes so I brought them.

‘I put them on kaiden to walk to the shop (the local shop is only about 3 mins away) and I thought everything was fine he wasn’t complaining or anything he was his happy self.

‘It’s only on the way back he started screaming and crying and refusing to walk on his feet and then I seen all the blood he was in so much pain 😔. I ran home and tore the shoes off him to find they had cut up all of his feet 😓.’

After discovering her son’s injuries, the mum said she called the Sainsbury’s customer service, but was told they needed to collect more customer feedback before acting on the complaint.

‘I ring the complaints centre and they said they will log it and see if they get anymore of the same complaints ARE THEY SERIOUS. they want to wait for more children to get hurt 😡😡😡 ‘, she added.

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Speaking to Birmingham Live, the mum added that there was blood dripping from the cuts on her son’s feet when they got back from their short walk.

‘When we got home blood was dripping onto the carpet. I took the shoes off and the strap was coated in blood and there were strap-shaped cuts on his feet’, she said

‘He was in agony, his feet were swollen and the straps dug into his feet. His feet are still swollen now and he will have scars, I'm fuming.’

Following Holly’s complaint, a spokesperson for their Tu clothing line told Birmingham Live: ‘We're arranging for a gesture of goodwill for Holly so that Kaiden can try some alternative summer styles.’

Mariana Cerqueira
Lifestyle Editor

Mariana is a lifestyle writer who has written for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life. She joined the Goodto.com team as an intern after completing her journalism MA at City University. After six months spent writing about food, celebrity news, and family trends, Mariana left to write for Healthy Food magazine - but returned in 2017, to join the Future team once again. In her spare time, you’ll find Mariana in the kitchen cooking for her friends.