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BlueSpanishEyes Fri 27-May-16 12:55:31

Just caught ds 15mo attempting to eat a dead bug of some sort, wee minger that he is! Anybody elsr caught their toddler attempting to eat/eating something nasty?

icanteven Fri 27-May-16 12:57:24

Me: "SPIT IT OUT! SPIT OUT THE SNAIL RIGHT NOW!"
2yo DD2: * gazes serenely at me, not spitting it out at all *

BlueSpanishEyes Fri 27-May-16 12:58:41

I think I am looking for some
Reassurance here haha, I felt a bit guilty that he'd almost eaten it!

CigarsofthePharoahs Fri 27-May-16 12:59:53

I caught my son about to eat cat biscuits when he was not quite 2. Didn't stop him in time. Funny though, he never put anything strange in his mouth ever again after that.
My youngest, however, thinks everything is food. He is just past his 2nd birthday and I recently caught him trying to eat gravel and grass clippings. Can't take my eyes off him for a second, the little scamp.

NeedACleverNN Fri 27-May-16 13:00:08

Biscuit dipped in orange juice....grin

She's not too weird with her food tastes and has never been one to put things in her mouth.

Ds on the other hand.....when he gets walking I can see him being a terror. He's already tried to munch on a stone

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 27-May-16 13:01:55

A woodlouse, I had one of those slow-mo run across the room as she put it in her mouth and swallowed.
She's 12 now and still going strong grin

Salene Fri 27-May-16 13:02:03

My toddler eats sand all the time and I'm dreading the day I don't manage to spot all dog poops in garden before allowing him out as I'm sure I know what he would go if he found it 😳

BlueSpanishEyes Fri 27-May-16 13:02:14

It's funny how when they are first born you go nuts trying to make sure your whole house is sterile! After catching ds licking the wheels on his pram, however, I was not so anal about sterilising everything grinblush

Haudyerwheesht Fri 27-May-16 13:02:21

Picking ds up from school and Dd was pottering around the playground and I suddenly realised she was eating an apple which had clearly been half eaten by another child and discarded to roll around the playground envy <vom>

GettingScaredNow Fri 27-May-16 13:03:53

DS 20 months ate a huge lump of dry soil a couple weeks ago.

Neighbours must have thought I had lost it as I saw him at the end of the garden picking it up and looking at it. I was racing screaming 'NO!! NO!! NOT IN YOUR MOUTH!' But it appears I gave him the idea as he shoved it in fast as his podgy little arms would let him.

Then proceeded to look stunned. His eyes wrinkled, nose twitched, little tears formed at te corners of his eyes and his eyes widened into big huge disgusted surprise. And he wailed and tried to spit it out.
I took him inside, watched his mouth out etc.

Happened again about 20 minutes later angry
He doesn't learn. Dd never did this stuff. DS is a nightmare for it

QforCucumber Fri 27-May-16 13:04:01

Not my dc but my brother - ate a worm as a child. Apparently he didn't know where to put it hmm he was 3 years old.

Amy214 Fri 27-May-16 13:04:05

Dd eats all sorts, sand, dirt, crayons and deep heat (tried to eat play doh) ive always just managed to catch her so i can wash her mouth out or shes spat it out and the evidence is on her face/chin. She will eat literally anything which is good when it comes to food, i dont trust her anymore shes too sneaky grin

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 27-May-16 13:04:17

spider
pet food
moss
gravel
woodlouse
rabbit poo (thought it was the pellets)
mud
grass

that's between 2 kids.

they are fine btw grin

Dizzydodo Fri 27-May-16 13:04:26

Dd will attempt to eat gravel sometimes, although I think it's more about testing boundaries because she gets a very cheeky look and waits until I'm watching to do it! She also likes to drink the rainwater that collects in the basket of her trike in the garden confused

SugarMiceInTheRain Fri 27-May-16 13:05:32

DS1 whilst walking round a farm picked up a rabbit dropping and said 'chocolate!!' - I think I got there before he ate any...

DD kept trying to eat gravel yesterday hmm She has definitely eaten dog biscuits.

Ivegotyourgoat Fri 27-May-16 13:06:11

Ds found a biscuit in a shop that someone must have dropped. Before I could stop him he'd nibbled it.

I suppose it's not that bad.

Ds2 has managed to eat a few bits of paper.

BlueSpanishEyes Fri 27-May-16 13:07:01

Dizzy that's hilarious. Kids are just so strange and so funny. Now that ds is over a year he is just the most amusing thing in the world and I totally understand why people have kids now grin haha

MissBianca Fri 27-May-16 13:09:45

The green jelly thing under the rim of the toilet......

ReturnOfTheJewel Fri 27-May-16 13:11:41

Tissues
Pebbles (thankfully spat them out)
Dog food (the wet stuff not the biscuits envy)
A huge furry tarantula spider that he found in the bath

Notsoaccidentproneanymore Fri 27-May-16 13:12:19

A small white slug, bit into a tube of air fix model glue, his own poo (hands in nappy - vom) and a very dirty raw cabbage leaf (in Sainsburys). He's now 20 and still going strong.

Buscake Fri 27-May-16 13:12:48

A snail, followed by a dandelion clock. The resultant gloop brought to mind tarring and feathering [bleurgh]

ConferencePear Fri 27-May-16 13:13:23

Half a worm. I caught him before he could eat the other half.

MyFriendsCallMeOh Fri 27-May-16 13:13:51

Crickets by the side of the road in Cambodia (they were fried though).

LobsterQuadrille Fri 27-May-16 13:15:05

I had DD overseas where cockroaches were rife. A friend's child ate a dead cockroach. I took her (and him) to hospital where she was reassured that it should pass through and be OK. He was alright but it still makes me feel sick to think of it.

MiyakoOdori Fri 27-May-16 13:15:52

Not dc but I'm in informed by DM

That I slugged a slug dry and on the regular ate the cats wet and dry food!

I'm still going at 26

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