PLAINFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — A Plainfield mom has an urgent warning for parents after her toddler was not only hospitalized but could also have permanent eye damage from a bath toy you may have in your home.
Baylor loves cars and playing with his big brother and sister. He also has big blue eyes.
“I just remember praying, ‘Please don’t take his eyes. He has such pretty eyes,” said Baylor’s mom, Eden Strong.
“My 2-year-old son was just having a bath,” she said. “And what looked like a little bit of irritation from getting water in his eye from the tub toys, and then it turned into full blown cellulitis.”
She said over a period of 12 hours his eye went from pink to infected. Pictures from her now-viral facebook post show the fast progression.
“His eye was protruding from his face,” she said. “It was very obscured. He