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metallic coloured poo!

(13 Posts)
lauren121212 Thu 02-May-13 19:10:09

Help my 2 and a half year old just had a metallic gold poo. She hasn't had anything different to usual as far as I know but she has been a bit constipated. Is this a serious problem?????

Beamur Thu 02-May-13 19:11:03

Could she have eaten glitter/paint?

HeadFairy Thu 02-May-13 19:11:18

has she eaten anything like paint/crayon or similar to give her the gold poo?

SoupDragon Thu 02-May-13 19:12:52

Kind of like the goose that laid the golden egg - you could make a fortune!

lauren121212 Thu 02-May-13 19:23:51

I'm pretty sure she hasn't eaten any paint or crayons or anything, but I'm not 100% as she's very good at hiding things.

SoupDragon Thu 02-May-13 19:26:33

Cake with edible gold leaf on it?

raisinggirls Thu 02-May-13 19:27:00

I'd wait and see if it is a one-off before you get too worried. I bet she's been sneakily licking the crayons! smile

lauren121212 Thu 02-May-13 19:28:18

Haha she does like cake but I'm pretty sure she hasn't had any gold leaf on it

lauren121212 Thu 02-May-13 19:29:22

Yeah I'm sorta hoping shes been licking crayons or something and it's not anything more serious

narmada Thu 02-May-13 20:56:39

She must've ingested something gold and sparkly, I really can't see any other explanation.... it's not sand, is it? That can be a bit glittery.

lauren121212 Thu 02-May-13 21:03:40

She has played in sand but i'm pretty confident that she didnt eat any, it looked like the inside of the gold glitter gel pens you can get (im certain she hasnt eaten one of them) and it was consistantly gold metallic all the way through (so it werent just spots of it)

raisinggirls Thu 02-May-13 22:49:46

How strange, maybe soupdragon is right - solid gold poo, wow, there's a money maker we never thought of before!

Hope DD is ok, lauren smile

SoupDragon Fri 03-May-13 07:27:07

It will be something she's eaten without you noticing. Is she at nursery at all?

DD once ate Floam - that modelling clay stuff that has the little polystyrene balls in it. Thankfully I'd seen her do it so the apparent infestation of insect eggs in her nappy wasn't a complete surprise!

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