A mum has shared a warning to other parents after her daughter suffered ‘extreme swelling’ after using an aerosol sunscreen.
Mum Rebecca Cannon revealed daughter Kyla’s terrible reaction to a bottle of Banana Boat kids’ sunscreen in a series of heartbreaking images on Facebook.
Kyla’s wellbeing was seriously impacted when her injuries saw her skin turn red and blister, while one of her eyes swelled shut and painful-looking open sores appeared on her cheeks.
Captioning the images, Rebecca said: ‘Ok so I’m getting many msgs and just want everyone to know Kyla is back home after another hospital trip this morning due to extreme swelling but she is doing ok and is in good spirits.
‘Please watch and be careful when using aerosolised sunscreen ! I have done a lot of research. Since coming home and have found a disturbing amount of cases like ours. I don’t know why it’s not removed from the shelves !!’
She added: ‘Pictures from first to last is from yesterday morning to this afternoon please be careful the sunscreen used was banana boat spf 50 broad spectrum kids sunscreen — have spoken with banana boat and at this point besides a reimbursement for the product not sounding like they are going to do anything’.
Other parents quickly expressed their sympathies, with one commenting on the post: ‘Awe that poor baby. That is insane. Praying for her to have a speedy recovery. God Bless her.’
Another said: ‘Thank you for sharing, I hope she’s feeling better soon! Poor sweet baby girl.’
While a third added: ‘This is so so sad, my heart just hurts looking at this and what this baby girl is going through.’
But there were also some parents who felt Rebecca was wrong to blame the company for her child’s apparent allergic reaction.
One said: ‘How is it banana boats fault that she had a reaction to it??? And aerosols are only better for older kids. Use the cream for kids under age 2. Hope she’s feeling better soon though’.
Another added: ‘Poor baby- this isn’t banana boats fault though… first of all children should have sun BLOCK… second aerosol should never be sprayed onto a baby’s face… third if her face was getting redder why didn’t you wash it off????’