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To think this is dangerous?

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MickeyMousePals Tue 16-Oct-12 11:36:03

My 13 month old was given a shape sorter for his birthday with an age of 12months plus. This morning he was happily playing with his toys when i heard a funny sound, i looked down and he had one of the shapes in his mouth the whole thing! my first reaction was fright and i manged to get it out and ds was obviously unharmed. Now i know its probably impossible for such a thing to go down his throat but surely it shouldnt be able to fit in babies mouths at all?? AIBU?

uberalice Tue 16-Oct-12 11:38:37

Babies learn about shape by putting things in their mouth. As long as it's not small enough to swallow, it's fine.

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Tue 16-Oct-12 11:39:57

Frightening as it is.......YABU. There are loads of things which are dangerous and can fit into a baby's mouth. Thats why babies of this age require loads of supervision. I remember DS at that age eating something which should never be eaten......9 years later and I still shudder at the thought of it! shock

lalabaloo Tue 16-Oct-12 11:40:18

I think that's dangerous! I know that it shouldn't be able to go down their throat and that they shouldn't be unsupervised but you were in the same room, it takes 2 seconds for a child to do something like that when you aren't looking, so no I don't think YABU

BloodRedAlienReflux Tue 16-Oct-12 11:41:02

If that's dangerous, so is everything that is large enough for them not to swallow?

MickeyMousePals Tue 16-Oct-12 11:42:57

hmm fair enough he does mouth EVERYTHING as babies do but his other shape sorter peices are big enough to chew on but not fit fully in his mouth, i suppose it wouldnt be small enough to swallow it was just the noise and look on his face that gave me a right, fair doo's smile

EverybodysSpookyEyed Tue 16-Oct-12 11:44:35

If it is not small enough to choke on I can't see how it is dangerous

I can see how it might be uncomfortable though!

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 11:45:09

My brother of 1.8 years was found in the eating dog shit like it was a banana. I was laughing but gipping at the same time.

BloodRedAlienReflux Tue 16-Oct-12 11:50:19

spsfanjo Bah ha ha!!!

MickeyMousePals Tue 16-Oct-12 11:51:12

aww fanjo yuk! mind you ds1 did eat a snail when he was that age, found him with bits of shell everywhere!

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Tue 16-Oct-12 11:54:08

I will remind him of this moment in his life once he is in his teenage years.

Wish I had had my phone with me when caught him. It would be the picture used for birthday banners and cakes grin

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