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(just to make it clear, i'm NOT asking for medical advice - just opinions or experience)

I dont know how she got a hold of the wrapper but she did - i found her in a pile of muffin crumbs and i searched everywhere to find the muffin wrapper, thinking she'd thrown it but it was nowhere to be found. So i went and unwrapped another muffin and handed her the wrapper to see what she'd do and she tried eating that one too, so now i'm convinced that she probably ate that first muffin wrapper. *dies* What do i do? Should I stick my fingers down her throat and make her throw up? Has anyone had a child who has eaten one? dd is 1 year old. I keep picturing her getting sick from it or it getting caught in her intestines or worse. Am i over reacting? Do you think she'd be okay if I just left it?
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Oh mama! I had to :LOL when i read that thread title!!!!!!!!

Do you mean one of the paper ones? Or the aluminum coated ones? To be honest, if it were me, I'd probably do nothing.......if it were a paper one, it's probably gonna digest fine and come out and you won't even know it. I would say just watch her tummy and listen to her if she mentions she feels ill, but I bet it will be just fine.
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Was it paper? I wouldn't worry about it! Even if it was aluminum - at this point you'll probably do more harm than good to make her vomit it up. If she got it down, let it be!

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she's almost 1 so she can't tell me yet that she feels ill. It's a paper one thank goodness. Man, I hope this is the worst of what she eats. *sigh*
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If it was paper I would not worry too much about it. Ds has eaten his share of paper products at that age.. :LOL :LOL
Just remember to write it down in her memory book so she can read it later :LOL
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Just watch her diapers, it should pass...well, what her body doesn't digest.She should be ok. It was just waxed paper...you can eat wax, and you can eat paper, and be ok. At least it was that and not a small baby fistful of goat poops. My son did that one when he was about that age. My friends little sister ate pea gravel...kids eat buttons and pennies and..well..you know. If they can stick it into their mouths they will. She wil be ok.


I swallowed a marker cap when I was in elementary school ( 3rd grade) and did not tell anyone because I was SURE I was going to die from it..but I am still here. I don't really know what ever happened to that marker cap though...lol.
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Oh, I just wanted to add thay she could have swallowed worse like the woman at work, she swallowed her HEARING AID!!!!!!!!!!
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Sorry, but I've got to know: how does one swallow one's own hearing aid? Take it out and mistake it for a vitamin?

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LOL..actually she mistook it for one of her pills. we think she was a bit *touched*
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oh man my ds has eaten notebook paper, magazines, tissue paper, toilet paper. I dont think he's gonna blow away in the wind anytime soon.

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Kai likes to eat his muffins wrapper first too!
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You mean you're not supposed to eat the wrapper!?!
Shoot, that's the best part. :LOL
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did you know lady bugs looks exactly the same going in as coming out? :

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lol Paper is one od ds's favorite things. :LOL
So from our experience, I'd say she may get a little gassy but that's it. If ds gets too much paper he burps and farts a little extra for a day or so, but doesn't seem uncomfortable or bothered or anyting. For the record, it's not like I give it to him for snack or something but he always find it! I think they like the way it dissolves in the mouth...

Try not to worry too much mama.
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i found sequins in my DD's poop a few weeks back ... we were visiting a friends house who has a bunch of dress up clothes and i suppose my DD thought they would look good to eat ... they made her poop nice and sparkely ... lmao
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It'll be ok mama - paper's digestable.

Funny story - I'm going through photo albums with dh and MIL a few years before we got married. There's a old, corroded dime stuck to the page. Turns out DH ate the dime when he was about 1 1/2. MIL waited and went through EVERY poop until the darn thing came out. Then she cleaned it and stuck into the photo album. EWWWWW. While I understand wanting mementos of childhood....that's the kind of thing that deserves a LABEL instead of an oral explanation.
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:LOL You mamas are too funny! I feel much better now about the situation. I'm still curious to hear what else your DC have eaten. lol
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Don't worry... it'll pass! :


BTW, do you know that you can still read some of the words when newspaper comes out the other end?

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My DD has eaten a nickel, cat food and endless amounts of paper. In fact, she's 10 now and I STILL catch her eating paper.
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Well, star, I didn't want to say this at first.........
but, for some strange reason, when I was young (3rd grade ish) I ate paper. Me and my best friend would play pretend, make little snacks out of it, and eat the darn stuff. UGH!
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And.........uhm......I'm fine.
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I :LOL at the thread title too!

I had really bad Pica as a child and ate everything from the muffin paper to rubber bands, to paste, to the paint and plaster on the wall (got lead posioning from that actually) But the paper never hurt me. The stomach acid will eat it up. Make sure she drinks a lot of water and some juice to help ease it out of her.
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I am LMAO while reading this thread. It's tooooo hilarious!

The poopy coin!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG! :
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Hey, My dd ate a worm at about 13 months. wooooorrrrmmmssss...
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Brian used to love raisins.
Okay, it's not weird, but he used to swallow them whole. On the journey through the digestive tract, they would rehydrate and he'd poop out whole grapes. His diaper would be full of them, and they would roll out the sides.

My brother loved sand. The minute he hit the beach he would get down on al fours and eat mouthfulls of sand. Made for some very interesting poops.

Maya ate a jar of glitter once. She oohed and ahhed over her poopies for days, they were so sparkly!
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On the journey through the digestive tract, they would rehydrate and he'd poop out whole grapes. His diaper would be full of them, and they would roll out the sides.
I'm literally CRYING!!!!

2 posts about sparkly poop...I'm missing out in life, apparently. :LOL
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I used to eat the paper shopping bags at department stores when my mom took me shopping :

Paper's made from trees--vegetarian and fiber-licious

What kind of muffins were they that the muffin paper was more appetizing ???

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Sooo... ya'll ate paper in 3rd grade...my high school sweetheart used to brag to me after church the weeks he & his buddy finished (eating) the entire church bulletin before service was over.

And to think I wanted to marry that guy...
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STOP!! I am trying to be quiet, I just got DD to sleep, and ya'll are making me laugh!! Too funny!!!

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This thread has me literally crying!
My best story is when DS was 2 1/2. I put a bowl of cherries on the table and gave him a cup for the pits. I went to the bedroom to collect laudnry, and when I came back, the cherries were gone.

THe cup was empty, the bowl was empty. I looked on the floor . . . no pits. Finally I asked, "where did you put the pits?" DS, "What pits mama?"

And this was not the first time he'd had cherries either!
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When my first son was around six months old I gave him fresh bananas. A day or so later I was changing his diaper, and just got hysterical, yelling to my husband, "Oh my gosh, call the doctor- he has WORMS!!!!" Turned out it was the little banana "strings".
Ah, the benefits of fresh baby food...
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