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2-year-old toddler freed by firefighters after getting head stuck in a toilet seat

toddler saved by firefighters due to head stuck in a toilet seat

A toddler seems to be struggling with potty training, or her parents are doing a terrible job teaching her the correct way to use the toilet. Either way, a two-year-old girl in Wallsend, North Tyneside, had to have firefighters come to her rescue after she got her head stuck in a toilet seat.

According to Sky News, Kay Stewart, 37, said she has been trying to potty train her two-year-old daughter Harper. However, Harper seemed to misunderstand the directions as she attempted to wear the toilet seat around her neck, which did not end well for Harper.

Stewart was shocked when Harper was crying, “Mammy, I’m stuck.” Once Stewart saw the toilet seat on the child’s head, she tried to get the seat off but was unsuccessful. Sky News reported that she was desperate, so she asked her 16-year-old daughter Shannon to call the fire department for help.

That is when Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service dispatched a crew from Wallsend Community Fire Station. The firefighters arrived within minutes. They used small tools to get the toilet seat off the child’s head but also used the fire truck to amuse Harper’s siblings.

Stewart said, “They were so calming and kept the other kids busy while helping Harper. Harper gave the firefighter a big hug once he was done. They even put their light on and gave them a big wave before heading off. I was so grateful for their help that evening.”

Aftermath of toddler getting stuck head free from a toilet seat

One of the firefighters with the 2-year-old toddler. Aftermath picture after saving the toddler from a head stuck situation.

Wallsend Community Fire Station manager Trevor Sturrock stated he was “so glad” his crew was able to help the family out during this situation and wished Harper good luck with her future potty training. He said, “She had to be very still, which can be frightening for such a little person. Harper was very brave, which helped the firefighters complete the rescue.”

The crew played a big part in keeping the entire situation under control. Sturrock added, “I want to thank the crew for their professionalism at this incident – sometimes when you turn up people are really panicked and it’s about remaining calm and calming others.”

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