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My toddler son got into some dried pasta today. He ate quite a few pieces (yucky, if you ask me). Anyway, is there any harm in it?
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I hope not, because Joe loves it. Anytime I make spaghetti he has to eat some of it before I cook it!
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My toddler son got into some dried pasta today. He ate quite a few pieces (yucky, if you ask me). Anyway, is there any harm in it?
Hrmn. If there was, I think I'd be dead by now. I love dried sketti noodles
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DD ate quite a few soba noodles yesterday and she's fine!
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I can't imagine there would be a problem with that. Maybe if it was the refrigerated kind, but I highly doubt the dried noodles would be a problem.
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It's just flour and water. So, no.

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Depending on how much was eaten, its possible! My dh has a cow because ds and I like raw pasta. He pointed out how much pasta swells when it is hydrated. So if you ate a ton, it could over-fill your stomach (he claims it can kill you ). This is truth according to dh, but it does make some sense to me.
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Depending on how much was eaten, its possible! My dh has a cow because ds and I like raw pasta. He pointed out how much pasta swells when it is hydrated. So if you ate a ton, it could over-fill your stomach (he claims it can kill you ). This is truth according to dh, but it does make some sense to me.
I think you'd really have to almost literally eat a ton though .. It doesn't swell THAT much. (Says she who's eaten entire boxes of sketti noodles)
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DS used to love to eat uncooked pasta!
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Thanks ladies. My ds eats very strange things so I wasn't surprised when I found him happily munching on some dried mini-penne. I guess I was worried about him choking or hurting himself on all the sharp edges. Paranoid mama, as you can see! :LOL
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Just thought I might mention that I had a roommate that said he had his apendix removed because he ate undercooked pasta. He said that rice can also irritate apendixes or so his doc said at the time. Eversince, I have been careful to eat fully cooked pasta and rice.
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