A nurse lists the six things she will NEVER let her children do after working in a pediatric emergency room – from pushing on glass doors to playing near a lawnmower
- A pediatric nurse revealed the things she would never let her children do
- Cynlyn works as a nurse in a pediatric operating room in Pennsylvania
- In a TikTok, she said she wouldn’t let her son near a lawnmower in use
- She banned her four-year-old from playing with button-battery toys
- Cynlyn said she stopped her son from pushing glass doors and riding a mountain bike
A pediatric nurse has shared the things she would never let her children do – from playing near lawnmowers to playing with button-battery-powered toys.
Cynlyn, from Pennsylvania, said that during her work in hospitals, she operated on children who were seriously injured as a result of activities such as riding dirt bikes and seemingly innocent acts such as pushing on a glass door.
The nurse, who has a four-year-old son, posted a video on TikTok revealing the things she doesn’t let her son do that has garnered over a million views.
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Mom-of-one Cynlyn has revealed the things she would never let her son do due to his experience as a nurse in a pediatric operating room
Cynlyn said she’s operated on children who were seriously injured as a result of seemingly innocent things, like playing with lawn mowers or pushing on a glass door.
Six things a pediatric surgical nurse would never let her kids do
- Cycling without a helmet
- Go anywhere near a lawn mower
- Ride a mountain bike or dirt bike
- Play with toys that have button batteries
- Drive in complete serenity without a seat belt
- Push on glass doors
As she danced around the operating room, Cynlyn said she would never let her child near a lawnmower or in the yard while someone was cutting the grass while she had saw “severed limbs” from the blades and flying objects.
She also said she would stop her son from pushing on the glass doors as they could potentially break or play with button-battery powered toys.
“I’ve seen little motorized toys that have button batteries or the most common is a laser pointer,” Cynlyn said.
“It’s a small piece of silver like a battery used in watches, hearing aids etc. They are very easy to swallow and if a child ingests one it is very dangerous.”
Cynlyn also said children shouldn’t drive all-terrain vehicles or dirt bikes, ride bikes without a helmet, and travel in cars without wearing a seatbelt.
The video drew hundreds of comments from concerned parents sharing the things they don’t let their children do while others were grateful for the advice.
“As a registered pediatric hospital trauma nurse, I agree. And add foreign dogs or play with unsupervised dogs. Period,” said one mother.
‘We learned the button cell lesson the hard way. A month in hospital but lucky to have our baby boy still with us,’ a second shared.
“Everyone thinks I’m crazy keeping my kids indoors while mowing, but if you run over a nail it will cause serious damage if it flies,” wrote a third.
“I saw limbs cut off from lawnmowers. it’s not worth the shot!’ Cynlyn replied
Cynlyn’s music video drew 1.3 million views and hundreds of comments from concerned parents grateful for the sage advice
“I’m showing this to my eldest elementary school son to support the cause. We have a kid riding a dirt bike. Thank you!” said another.
“I’ve seen too many dirt bikes and ATVs roll over on kids and do a lot of damage,” Cynlyn replied.
Some criticized Cynlyn as a ‘crazy helicopter parent’, but the experienced nurse insisted she was ‘just trying to educate people about child safety’.
In a follow-up video, the doctor mom revealed some things parents should be careful of from her experiences in the pediatric operating room.
She said to watch children closely while they jump on trampolines or play with strange or unfamiliar dogs, and dogs that have food or toys.
Cynlyn said to closely monitor children playing with coins and small magnets, power tools and table saws and to never leave children alone in the bath.