I know thats a bit vague but this evening about 6 o'clock, I left 10 month old DS in his playpen (too close to the windowsill.....valuable lesson learnt there ) and went out to the kitchen to put cups in the dishwasher, when I returned he had reached onto the windowsill and managed to find treasure in the shape of a basket of shells and stones which have been collected from various beaches.
He had one shell in his mouth which was speedily removed but now I'm fretting that he may have swallowed something else. He has had his dinner and fruit and he's also had a 10oz bottle feed tonight. He's fast asleep now and has had no apparent ill effects but my mum innocently mentioned that he looked pale earlier (internal bleeding? thinks hysterical me? ).
i would imagine that if its not causing a blockage in his throat it will pass through and come out the other end, just keep an eye on him for constipation. if he poohs he is fine. there will be no internal bleeding.
You would have heard him if he'd have swallowed one of these, they are massive! He would have choked, he'd have needed to chew it and you would have known if he would have done. Keep an eye on his poos for a stone.
Wait and see. My DD swallowed a tiny pebble when she was in the park at about 20 months.
I had to poke about in her poop to find it, but I did find it. No harm done (except to my delicate sensibilities!). A bit gross and crime scene investigation-ish, but I had to find it - otherwise I would have nightmares about it being stuck in her guts somewhere forever
Just watch his nappies and keep him hydrated - you don't want him to be constipated if he has to pass something big.
God it's wild isn't it! He found a wee bit of tinfoil the other day and it came out in the nappy today. He obviously decided I wasn't being kept on my toes enough. It's getting to be a bit of a joke now when DS comes in from work and I have another 'Guess what he swallowed today' quiz!