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Baby just eaten large amounts of paper!

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fragola Tue 14-Jun-11 14:06:20

DS2 (almost 6 months) has just eaten half a sheet of A4 while I was out of the room. I normally wouldn't be concerned about this sort of thing, but it's such a large amount of paper and he isn't even weaned yet!

I've phoned the health visitors office to ask if I should be doing anything, but no-one's going to be in until after 4pm.

Can anyone offer any advice/reassurance?!

winnybella Tue 14-Jun-11 14:07:09

grin He'll be fine.

Mabelface Tue 14-Jun-11 14:07:26

I used to eat paper as a kid. I liked it for some strange reason. If you're really worried, phone NHS direct.

Oakmaiden Tue 14-Jun-11 14:08:31

It might be time to start thinking about finger foods???

Paper won't hurt him - don't worry too much!

mousymouse Tue 14-Jun-11 14:08:48

he'll be fine. paper is a good source of fiber smile
as long as it isn't glossy colourfull paper I wouldn't worry. nappy changes will be interesting in the next few days.

bluebobbin Tue 14-Jun-11 14:10:34

Were there any staples?

fragola Tue 14-Jun-11 22:04:59

Thanks for your replies everyone, they made me feel much better. Thankfully there weren't any staples!

The health visitor advised taking him to a&e in case the quantity of paper "bunged him up". The doctor was amazed that a small baby could eat that much paper and even got a sheet of a4 to clarify what I was saying. He hadn't come across anything quite like it before but said that he should be okay but to take him back in if he seems distressed.

I think that I should probably get on with the weaning, before he scoffs anything else!

bringinghomethebacon Tue 14-Jun-11 22:06:37

It will come out in his poo no bother but I'd give him some water to ease it along! Both DD1 and 2 were weaned on paper, I didn't notice with DD2 until I found quite a large quantity in her otherwise breastmilk only poo blush. How funny though that he ate so much!

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