A toddler has been left with horrific facial burns after grabbing her mum’s scalding cup of tea and accidentally pouring it over herself. Libbie Patterson was left screaming in agony as the boiling hot drink splashed over her face, shoulders and back after she grabbed it from the kitchen counter.
The 16-month-old girl was raced to hospital by her frantic mum Emma where medics spent three nights treating her for burns.
But medics hope Libbie’s face – which has been left disfigured following the incident – will not be permanently scarred.
Now Emma has released a picture of Libbie’s injuries to warn other parents about the dangers of hot drinks.
now and her skin just needs to heal a bit more. If I hadn’t made that cup of tea, It wouldn’t have happened. It is amazing how making a cup of tea can have such devastating consequences.
“I want to make parents aware of how easily things like this can happen. We didn’t have a child gate on the kitchen but I do now. I’ve learned all the lessons.