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I just caught my 8 month old going through the bin in the bathroom

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Mum2OliverJames Thu 18-Sep-08 13:28:37

And found him happily munching on some used earbuds [vomit emotion]

Should have been keeping a better eye on him blush i usually chut the door cos he used to try and eat the toilet seat [bleugh]

shinyshoes Thu 18-Sep-08 13:35:10

Mine is 8.5 months old and eats everything off the floor, she loves pulling handfuls of hair from the dog too and munching on that.

When I feed her there are dog hairs on her food where I think i've got it all off but haven't.

It builds up their immune system grin

bethoo Thu 18-Sep-08 13:41:54

i caught my son fishing out toilet paper from the toilet.
he also feeds the dog with his hand in his mouth then removes said item and eats it himslef. i do watch him <<<maybe i should take action too!!>>>>

ajm200 Thu 18-Sep-08 13:43:00

Typical at that age. We spend 9 months worrying about what we eat in case we pass any nasty chemicals over to baby. The next 9 months sterilising everything in sight.

From the time they are mobile to age 3 they stuff anything and everything in their mouths, the dirtier and germier the better..

My DS 22 months has his moments even when we are watching him really closely he has his moments. He'll eat mud, sand, slugs, worms, (all made worse by the fact we keep free range chickens that poo in the garden). Stuff out of the bin and nappy rash cream are other definate favourites... Spit that out seems to be our family catch phrase.

CurrantBun Thu 18-Sep-08 14:04:03

My DS is 18 months old and I am still constantly saying, "Don't eat that!" to him.

I have never been one to Dettol everything in sight and firmly believe that a bit of dirt does no harm. I quite often forget to wash his hands before meals or to wipe them if he's touched something dirty/germ-ridden and I can honestly say that in 18 months all he's had is one cold. So it must be doing something beneficial to his immune system!

hughjarssss Thu 18-Sep-08 14:06:17

ajm - My dd (10 months) has a strange liking for nappy rash cream as well

dilemma456 Thu 18-Sep-08 19:19:32

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ummadam Thu 18-Sep-08 20:13:05

we only have one bin in the house now (in the kitchen behind the stairgate!) so DS (also 8months) has learnt how to open the nappy bin and get the dirty nappy bins out - it takes him less time to do this than it takes me to take his clean clothes into his room 10paces away!)

LackaDAISYcal Thu 18-Sep-08 20:18:58

My 15 month old DD has in the last few months eaten:

*the cotton buds from the bathroom bin (obviously a popular amuse bouche with the toddler set)
*some holly berries
*a large baby handful of sudocreme
the little silicone sachet thing that was in *a shoe box
*at least two slugs that I'm aware of <vomit>
*several handfuls of cat nibbles, washed down with water from the cat's bowl.

She is robustly healthy and has only eve had one tummy upset when she was still being exclusively BF!

Janos Thu 18-Sep-08 20:25:30

Don't worry too much...my DS went through a stage of trying to eat cat biscuits.

As you can see here it's pretty normal behaviour!

Morloth Thu 18-Sep-08 20:32:03

My son ate bird poo once and would frequently share food with the dogs.

midlandsmumof4 Fri 19-Sep-08 00:57:05

OMG-I so wish my son's ex partner was as relaxed as you guys. She has left him & taken their daughter for so much less! Had she so much as TOUCHED a dog/cat bisuit she would have been taken to A & E straight away.

TeenyTinyTorya Fri 19-Sep-08 00:59:38

My son has eaten any food or crumbs that he can find on the floor, mud from outside, a baby handful of E45 (that was an interesting nappy), and regularly drinks his bathwater. Nothing wrong with him so far lol!

ghosty Fri 19-Sep-08 02:29:20

My DD found a used condom in the bathroom bin when she was a baby blush[vomit]
When she was 15 months old she painted the whole bathroom, including the sink, the toilet bowl AND the cat with my mascara.

ninedragons Fri 19-Sep-08 03:45:07

Ghosty's DD wins! grin

ghosty Fri 19-Sep-08 06:54:43

I think there is another mner whose baby found a condom too ... I am not alone ... grin

llynnnn Fri 19-Sep-08 14:03:37

shock ghosty!!

my dd has fished toilet roll (not used!) out the toilet, eaten so much sand, picks up any old crumbs of food/un cooked pasta/peas that she may find on the floor!!

why did we bother sterilising EVERYTHING again!!??

meandmyjoe Fri 19-Sep-08 19:25:57

My ds is 13 months and still loves a grope down the toilet if I don't shut the door. He always wants to take my things and put them down the loo and then fish them out and chew on them, gross!!!! Revolting creatures.

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