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BenHolland Fri 12-Feb-21 17:37:10

Hello! So i was looking after our 8 month old DD and may have dropped the ball. Think she ate about half an a4 sheet of paper...am i the worst dad ever and will tiny baby be ok? Thank you! She seems fine btw confused

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Frequentlymisunderstood Fri 12-Feb-21 17:56:19

It would take me a fair while to chew through half an A4 sheet of paper- how long was she alone for?
If she’s drinking fine then it’s not stuck in a balled up lump somewhere so will just be broken down, she will be fine.

BenHolland Fri 12-Feb-21 18:02:09

Thats reassuring thank you! Maybe not quite that much...and the terrible thing was she wasnt alone! I was there! All happened so fast blush she wasnt very hungry at dinner but is crawling round with a big smile...must try better confused

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purplejungle Fri 12-Feb-21 18:08:16

My baby manages to eat tissue paper, cardboard etc all the time (not that we encourage it!). It'll be fine.

BenHolland Fri 12-Feb-21 18:11:54

I’ve just been too slow to keep up with the speed tiny baby has learnt to move...toilet paper good tip! She would love that no doubt. Will keep my eyes open in future hmm

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Ohalrightthen Fri 12-Feb-21 19:00:06

If your mobile infant had enough time to eat half a piece of A4 paper without you noticing, you really weren't paying enough attention. To be honest, you're pretty fucking lucky nothing worse happened.

Ohalrightthen Fri 12-Feb-21 19:03:13

And for that much paper i would call 111. That is a lot comparable to the size of her stomach, and her digestive system is still pretty immature. It could well cause a blockage and you might not see any signs for a few days. You need actual medical advice.

johnd2 Sun 14-Feb-21 00:02:00

My son eats just about anything he finds, even on a freshly vacuumed floor he picks stuff up somehow to eat.
In the last month or so now he offers it to me first so i just take it off him, but really he has survived it. Loo roll is definitely a favourite though.

Caspianberg Sun 14-Feb-21 06:14:18

They eat paper fast!
My 9 month old I gave him an empty toilet roll the other day to hold and bring downstairs to recycle. He was in my arms the whole time but had still managed a large chunk of it in the time it took me to walk downstairs.

sandgrown Sun 14-Feb-21 06:18:17

My daughter once ate the dog’s dinner and wasn’t even sick . I am sure your baby will be fine .

Letsallscreamatthesistene Sun 14-Feb-21 07:15:35

She'll likely be fine! Ignore the nastier comments. One of the posters can always be relied upon to post nasty replies.

Kittykat93 Sun 14-Feb-21 07:33:15

Sure she will be fine and these things happen but also quite shocked a baby managed to eat half a piece of a4 paper when you were with her..you obviously weren't watching her

skippetyskoo Sun 14-Feb-21 07:34:53

I was there watching my baby play and he managed to eat a chunk polystyrene of polystyrene packaging from a present he’d just opened. I thought he was chewing toys as they are constantly chewing something. He was fine thankfully. These things happen even with you watching.

Paperyfish Sun 14-Feb-21 07:37:43

My daughters first solid food was a paper fairy cake case. I ate the cake, put the wrapper down next to her......she ate it. Was shocked. She was ok. She’ll still eat them now if they’re not taken off her! (She’s 8)

BenHolland Sun 14-Feb-21 18:40:48

Thanks for the reassurance! Anyway i found some of the paper carefully stashed in her duplo so may have overestimated her appetite in my panic confused anyway she seems fine and a good wake up call! Did not see that coming! Anything edible sized is now a couple of feet off the ground and all loose toilet rolls out of sight! wink

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johnd2 Sun 14-Feb-21 23:01:09

To be honest you don't want to wrap then in cotton wool too much (metaphorical wool, otherwise they would eat it!)
We let our son have the bumps and scrapes and go for a reasonable level of baby proofing, he's already lost interest in most of the dangerous or non edible things that are lying around, the main thing is put the bleach etc away.

Aria999 Sun 14-Feb-21 23:09:50

johnd2

My son eats just about anything he finds, even on a freshly vacuumed floor he picks stuff up somehow to eat.
In the last month or so now he offers it to me first so i just take it off him, but really he has survived it. Loo roll is definitely a favourite though.


This is us right down to the now offering it to me first 🤣

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