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Old 12-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #1
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Would you call poison control for this?

My four year old came home with a gift bag full of ornaments from preschool today. He put the green tissue paper from the bag in his mouth and it dyed his lips. Do you think I should cause poison control? I tend to overreact about these things, so I don't want to uneccessarily call, but I didn't know if the dye/paper could be toxic.

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Re: Would you call poison control for this?

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:56 PM   #3
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Re: Would you call poison control for this?

lol no way. I wouldn't even call if my kid actually ATE the paper.

...but I am not a worrier at all.

ETA: odds are the dye is water soluble, since just putting it in his mouth made it come off. Which, IMO, means it is probably just water paint type stuff. Which I would think would be REALLY unlikely to harm him in anyway. Unless he broke into the paper factory and drank a vat of the stuff they use to dye the paper.

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Re: Would you call poison control for this?

Lol! okay thanks! I know I am an over-reacter sometimes!
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Lol! okay thanks! I know I am an over-reacter sometimes!
I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound like I was mocking you. Hope I didn't come off that way!!
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I agree. Im sure hes fine

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No way! He'll eat way worse things.
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Re: Would you call poison control for this?

No, I would not - But it can't hurt anything if you do. Honestly, if I was mentally questioning if I should call poison control or go to an ER I would ALWAYS act & just do it rather than waste time on an online forum.
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No, I would not - But it can't hurt anything if you do. Honestly, if I was mentally questioning if I should call poison control or go to an ER I would ALWAYS act & just do it rather than waste time on an online forum.
Well, I wasn't going to take him to ER. Obviously, if he ate something I knew was dangerous like vitamins/medication/cleaner I would call right away. I thought this was probably ok, but just wanted a second opinion on it.
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No way! He'll eat way worse things.
I was just making a mental list of the things I've seen my kids mouth or eat before I could get them away.... between 3 kids I have: a dead frog, leaves/sticks/grass, bugs, paper, shoes, shoelaces, half a bottle of Hyland's teething tablets, poop - on their hand from a diaper and I couldn't get the wipe out fast enough or grab the hand fast enough!, dog hair ..... I could go on, I'm sure.

It's funny, but the more kids you have, the less you can manage them all 100% of the time, and the more crap they manage to get into. They get older, sneakier, and quicker. So you're like, "AAAAAH! Don't!!!!....." And before you can get there, in the moth it goes!

My friend used to babysit a girl who would eat seed pods from the trees outside. If my friend turned for one second, the little girl would fall to the ground and start shoveling them in her mouth as fast as she could. My friend would say "Noooooo!" and the little girl would RUN away and be trying to chew and swallow as fast as she could. It was hilarious to watch!

Eventually, you just figure they're probably okay. And if not, you'll (hopefully) see some symptoms before they die so you can get some help to save them. I realize that sounds crazy, but that's how I think of it anyway.

Kids are such fun!
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