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AIBU - Pear Drama!

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Pandoraalora Fri 29-Apr-16 18:55:30

Long time lurker but first time poster! My DD has just eaten a bottom of a pear including the core and the seeds, please tell me I'm being silly for being worried

DeadGood Fri 29-Apr-16 18:56:34

I sometimes eat the core, just because it's so weird. But never the seeds or the stem. And never a pear, only apples.
Actually, I have nothing useful to contribute.

Coldtoeswarmheart Fri 29-Apr-16 18:57:18

DD does this and is fine.

BettyApplewhite Fri 29-Apr-16 18:58:24

You should have ensured it was cutted up. grin

froomeonthebroom Fri 29-Apr-16 18:59:21

Beat me to it Betty!

judgelionelnutmeg Fri 29-Apr-16 18:59:22

Don't worry, my toddler DS has done this many times and just happily presented me with the stalk. No ill effects whatsoever.

Peppapogstillonaloop Fri 29-Apr-16 18:59:40

Hahaha dead good
It's fine there is nothing to worry about

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Fri 29-Apr-16 19:02:04

I thought Apple pips contain cyanide but you have to eat quite a few before you're poisoned. Not sure about pear seeds but I wouldn't advise her eating them on a daily basis.

Pandoraalora Fri 29-Apr-16 19:04:59

Thank you so much for the helpful comments I googled and saw about apple seed poisoning so I freaked out a bit! Will not be happening again

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Fri 29-Apr-16 19:09:16

I'm glad she's ok. At least you know she loves fruit. smile

Penfold007 Fri 29-Apr-16 19:42:01

DD will be fine

LegoCaltrops Fri 29-Apr-16 19:44:15

As long as there were no mutant zombie mice in it, she'll be fine...

emwithme Fri 29-Apr-16 20:29:08

My uncle eats a (conference) pear every day (and has done for ever) and the only bit that's ever left is the stalk. He's 85 next year...

frikadela01 Fri 29-Apr-16 20:30:25

The only part of a pear I ever leave is the stalk. There's hardly any pips in them anyway.

coughingbean Fri 29-Apr-16 20:31:09

My mum eats every single bit of a pear and an apple smile

frikadela01 Fri 29-Apr-16 20:32:36

Also according to Dr Google you'd have to finely chew at least 200 apple seeds, or eat 20 apple cores to receive a fatal dose of cyanide.

Lweji Fri 29-Apr-16 20:32:56

AFAIK pears are fully edible. My son has even eaten the stalk.
It's fine.

wulfy1010 Fri 29-Apr-16 21:00:31

I eat all of apples and pears sometimes even the stalk grin. Never done me any harm (but I must have a whole orchard in my stomach by now)

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 29-Apr-16 21:27:25

Ahhhhh BabyPearMice (it;s in Classics)

And the suppliers said "Oh thats a shame" grin

No help whatsoever from me , sadly.

ThinkPinkStink Fri 29-Apr-16 21:37:07

My DH always eats the whole pear, core 'n' all. He's lived to the age of 36. Your DD will be fine.

RomComPhooey Fri 29-Apr-16 21:41:24

My grandmother used to tell me that if you swallowed/ate the pips, an apple/pear tree would grow out of your ear. Keep an eye out for new shoots. wink

DeadGood Fri 29-Apr-16 22:49:12

Oh. I have just realised this was a serious thread. I misread DD as DH and thought you were just a bit worried about your husband's sanity
Sorry, I was even less helpful than I realised

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