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Old 05-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Ugh, someone may have eaten the tip off a marker

Should I panic? It's a washable Rose Art marker. They are non-toxic.
I haven't called the ped yet, it is 8 pm and after hours here. It was either my 4 year old or my nearly 8 month old. And I'm not even positive someone ate it, but I was just picking up the play room and found a marker with the tip missing. I know my 8 month old had stuck it in her mouth earlier in the afternoon, but when I took it out of her mouth I don't remember the tip missing. But who knows, it didn't occur to me she could have bitten off the tip so I didn't really inspect it, just grabbed it out of her mouth. I think she is teething, so she is hardcore chewing on everything.
I googled "baby ate marker tip" and various rewording of the same idea, and everything came up as "as long as they didn't choke on it it will pass" but I'm still kind of freaked out. The Poison Control website said the same thing; not poisonous.

Has this happened to anyone else? Is there anything I should do? I honestly am not that worried if it was the 4 year old, but I'm more worried if it was the baby.

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I'd call the ped tomorrow if its really bothering you but I'm guessing its fine.
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I wouldn't worry about it now. It'll pass. My oldest ate so many markers and crayons when she was little its not funny.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:17 PM   #4
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It'll pass. It's nontoxic. Don't worry.
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Thanks ladies. LOL if anyone else wants to tell me not to worry please go right ahead.
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Re: Ugh, someone may have eaten the tip off a marker

If it helps, my puppy ate some crayons earlier this week and he's had some green and orange in his poop! All better now though!

I'm sure it will pass through....
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My 13 month old did this a couple weeks ago. He's fine.
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Re: Ugh, someone may have eaten the tip off a marker

It will be totally fine. If she ate it, it will pass, no big deal. Kids have been known to eat much worse. There's also the possibility that she bit it off but later spit it out....you may find stained colored splotches on your flooring and later the tip show up.

It's fine. Really.
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Thank you ladies. I will be able to sleep tonight. Well, at least over the marker thing.
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It will be totally fine. If she ate it, it will pass, no big deal. Kids have been known to eat much worse. There's also the possibility that she bit it off but later spit it out....you may find stained colored splotches on your flooring and later the tip show up.

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I ate wood chips as a kid. I'm mostly okay.
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