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Red-faced mom opens up about embarrassing blunder.

 Becky Stiles' son Harvey appears with a sticker in his mouth, which his mom initially thought was a hole.

Red-faced mom opens up about embarrassing blunder.

A young British mom has opened up about an embarrassing sticky situation — one that left her racing her baby to the ER, thinking he had a huge hole in his mouth.

Mom of three Becky Stiles, 24, told the Sun of her horror at seeing the large dark red “hole” in the roof of 10-month-old son Harvey’s mouth as she changed his diaper at home in Essex.

“I tried to touch it but he just screamed at me, so I made his dad rush over and see it,” Stiles recalled, saying it left her “shaking, sweating and holding back the tears.”

“We put a torch [flashlight] on it and his dad said, ‘What the hell is that?’” she recalled.

Her mother suggested they rush Harvey straight to a hospital, so they dropped their two eldest children off with their grandparents before driving 30 minutes to the nearest ER.

At the hospital, staff initially appeared ready to race Harvey to a specialist — until a nurse shone her pen flashlight into the tot’s mouth.

“After about 30 seconds of looking, she said, ‘That’s a sticker,’” recalled the mom, who initially contested the diagnosis and insisted it was a hole.

A smiling Becky Stiles with her son Harvey after the sticker incident.
 

 

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