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(Courier Mail)   If you've ever had to call up Poison Control because your little one has ingested glow sticks, hand sanitisers, toilet cleaning discs or silica gel sachets, don't worry. It's perfectly normal   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 37
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2012-03-31 08:03:07 AM
FTFA:

"Hand sanitisers didn't exist five years ago and now they are one of the top things. Glow sticks weren't around five years ago."

What planet was she living on?
 
2012-03-31 08:31:29 AM
If your kids swallowing this stuff, you need to be slapped.

/pay attention to your fking kids, it's not that hard
 
2012-03-31 08:33:58 AM
I can't imagine my kids even being able to get to that stuff.

Did call poison control when my daughter ate toothpaste though.
 
2012-03-31 08:35:14 AM
Dishwashing detergent tabs... contact lenses... grandpa's heart medication...
 
2012-03-31 08:36:18 AM
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2012-03-31 08:38:40 AM
"...but a three-year-old is more likely to take tablets. They get a bit more sophisticated over time."

I'll have to remember that for my next meeting. I didn't relapse, I just became sophisticated.
 
2012-03-31 08:42:55 AM
Ok, but what the hell is a satchet?
 
2012-03-31 08:44:39 AM
My "little one"? Oh, you mean the kids.

My kids are more likely to devour the neighbors than to swallow dumb household objects. Sheesh. Raise your kids properly, people.
 
2012-03-31 08:48:31 AM
Meh. If my kids can survive my cooking, they can survive anything. Hell, zombies will run from my kids.
 
2012-03-31 09:08:51 AM

EZ1923: Ok, but what the hell is a satchet?


it's the British/European term for a small one time use packet. Think individual servings of sugar and sweetener, etc
 
2012-03-31 09:12:38 AM
One Halloween my toddler aged niece bit into an glow stick necklace and got the stuff all over her face. Her glow in the dark face was the best part of her costume!
 
2012-03-31 09:14:57 AM
Kiddo was 3-4 months old... needed diaper changed, so I grabbed him, diaper rash cream, and diaper. Got to his room and the diaper was gone - figured I'd dropped it so I set him down on the floor and the cream on the changing table shelf. Walked the 10 feet to the living room, back into room... baby laughing hysterically, tube of diaper rash cream squeezed in one hand.. empty tube... and it's obvious he's eaten it. I have no idea how the heck he got it - he wasn't even crawling yet at that point! I panic, call poison control... they laugh and say I'm the third or so person to call about this in the last hour and I didn't need to worry - except maybe get a couple more boxes of diapers for dealing with the laxative effects of the cream.


Few years later. Kiddo now 3 years old. I'd gotten him a pair of 'cool' shoes and he wanted to put them on soon as we walked in the door. I hand him the box and he runs into his room to put them on. All went well, until about 30 minutes later when he randomly says 'the sugar these came with was really funny tasting...' ....... what? He shows me the packet... yup, silica gel! Call poison control center in a panic... basically just get laughed at again...

Kids, man...
 
2012-03-31 09:32:55 AM

Unoriginal_Username: If your kids swallowing this stuff, you need to be slapped.

/pay attention to your fking kids, it's not that hard


Actually, we did not have all these problems when we could slap kids. The Do-Gooders with Child Protective Services...arresting everyone who spanked their child (but let the abusers go free)...is why you have all these issues today.

Spanking will not prevent every bad ingestion...but it will stop most of them. Especially toilet mints
 
2012-03-31 09:45:49 AM
The only thing my kid ever ate was a half a tube of A&D ointment. It made for a couple of blowout diapers, but other than that he was fine. I did call Poison Control because I had never run across this problem.

As a kid, I thought my mom was making blue KoolAid one day, so I licked the scoop sitting on the counter. (What can I say, I was weird.) I can attest to the fact that Miracle Grow tastes like shiat.
 
2012-03-31 09:49:23 AM

UCFRoadWarrior: Actually, we did not have all these problems when we could slap kids. The Do-Gooders with Child Protective Services...arresting everyone who spanked their child (but let the abusers go free)...is why you have all these issues today.

Spanking will not prevent every bad ingestion...but it will stop most of them. Especially toilet mints


LIAR!!!
 
2012-03-31 09:54:34 AM

safeforwork: Kiddo was 3-4 months old... needed diaper changed, so I grabbed him, diaper rash cream, and diaper. Got to his room and the diaper was gone - figured I'd dropped it so I set him down on the floor and the cream on the changing table shelf. Walked the 10 feet to the living room, back into room... baby laughing hysterically, tube of diaper rash cream squeezed in one hand.. empty tube... and it's obvious he's eaten it. I have no idea how the heck he got it - he wasn't even crawling yet at that point! I panic, call poison control... they laugh and say I'm the third or so person to call about this in the last hour and I didn't need to worry - except maybe get a couple more boxes of diapers for dealing with the laxative effects of the cream.


Few years later. Kiddo now 3 years old. I'd gotten him a pair of 'cool' shoes and he wanted to put them on soon as we walked in the door. I hand him the box and he runs into his room to put them on. All went well, until about 30 minutes later when he randomly says 'the sugar these came with was really funny tasting...' ....... what? He shows me the packet... yup, silica gel! Call poison control center in a panic... basically just get laughed at again...

Kids, man...


I once ate some silica gel. I thought it was a packet of seasoning for the junk food I'd purchased.

It was clearly marked "DO NOT EAT", and yes, I'd been drinking.
 
2012-03-31 10:04:10 AM
When I was still in diapers, I apparently got my hands on a blue crayon and devoured the thing. When my older sister went to change my diaper, she completely flipped out at the bright blue poo that resulted. Fortunately, by mom was a seasoned pro by that point and immediately knew what happened, laughing it off. To this day, my sister is still weirded out by the whole thing.
 
2012-03-31 10:12:27 AM
"Glow sticks weren't around five years ago."

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2012-03-31 10:22:50 AM
CSB time:

When volunteering at the suicide hotline, we'd get calls from people who had already downed entire bottles of pills and were suddenly regretting the fact, or they'd be threatening to down pills.

Whenever pills were involved we'd obtain the type of pill from the caller, and then secretly call CDC on the side to get an opinion on what to do and/or the severity.

95% of the time the CDC recommended immediately sending them to the ER. However, every once in awhile the CDC would respond: "Oh. Hmmm. They'll just sleep that off."
 
2012-03-31 10:34:55 AM
Was it this guy?

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2012-03-31 10:44:53 AM
Silica gel sachets from shoe boxes and tasty infant medicine syrups are other special favourites of young children.
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See, this is why when I was a kid our medicine tasted like a donkey's ass. We would never have abused that shiat.
 
2012-03-31 10:48:51 AM
Hydrogen Peroxide and ant poison.
 
2012-03-31 10:56:57 AM

EZ1923: Ok, but what the hell is a satchet?


dictionaries...
how do they work?
 
2012-03-31 11:35:13 AM
Back when my oldest was about 3 he got ahold of a bottle of my wife's perfume. Thinking "It smells good - must taste good" he drank it. When I called poison control, they told me that it was mostly alcohol, and shouldn't be a problem. Then they asked me if he was exhibiting any symptoms. To which I replied "Well, outside of extremely pleasant breath..." A little while later he was definitely "exhibiting symptoms" - he was drunk off his ass!

Funny thing, he never did it again.
 
2012-03-31 11:57:14 AM

SkerriNinja: The only thing my kid ever ate was a half a tube of A&D ointment.


I read that as AD&D ointment. I guess it cured his light wounds.
 
2012-03-31 12:02:06 PM
I love the folks on this thread who brag that their kids are such wusses that a spanking keeps them from getting in trouble.
 
2012-03-31 12:07:38 PM
I'm pretty sure we had glow sticks in the late 80's when I was in USAF.

Back in the mid 80's my dad had a co-worker leave for an emergency involving his 13 year old son and his wife. The kid had been sampling the silica gel and told his mom, who was just as stupid, that it didn't have any taste to it.

She had to find out for herself. The co-worker himself was pretty stupid too. He was hired by the USPS under some special program. He did make for some entertaining stories though.
 
2012-03-31 12:12:43 PM
SkerriNinja: The only thing my kid ever ate was a half a tube of A&D ointment.

Krieghund: I read that as AD&D ointment. I guess it cured his light wounds.


If diaper rash counts as a light wound... yes.
 
2012-03-31 12:14:45 PM
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Holloween about 4 years ago, son's 4, its late and everything is winding down. Suddenly my son's screaming and runs up to me in a panic "MahGAAAHMURPHADAAAHDAAY" is what I get out of him. He opens his mouth and it is GLOWING, I am instantly torn between fatherly protetective adrenaline surge and the nerd feelings that rush forward and scream "THAT LOOKS farkING AWESOME!!!". He hands me the cracked open glowstick, I try to get him to tell me if he swollowed any of the liquid but I cant make out what he's saying, so I do the only logical thing (for my idiotic self), I taste it myself: Its a stinging sensation like a mild piqeune pepper followed by intense copper that settles into a numbness of the tongue. Yea pretty damn sure he wouldn't have swallowed any of it. My son is glancing up at me with the semi-panicked 'well what do you think dad?', "were in this together son!"

So yea I call poison control just to be safe, rings for a bit and they are obviously busy. After a few minutes a lady gets on the line. I try to go into the backstory and she cuts me off "what did he eat?", 'uhm glowstick....', "more than 5?", 'no apparently 1 filed him up, ya know cause he had just pigged out on candy'......"sir they are not considered toxic, he will be fine" aaaand she had to go, because apprently my child and I are not the only ones taunting Darwin that night.

It still looked farkin awesome, wish I had taken a picture.
 
2012-03-31 12:29:11 PM
3 kids, 3 calls to poison control. One was a large quantity of tooth paste.. one was a large quantity of diaper cream... can't remember the 3rd. Keeping the meds and household cleaners from kids are easy. Most parents can figure that out. You get into trouble with the readily accessible "safe" products that you wouldn't think that a kid would possibly want to eat, Like the diaper cream. Its not something I'd consider dangerous nor something I'd ever think that a kid would want to eat, but there you are with a naked 1 year old, an empty tube of the stuff , and the question in your mind of how "non-toxic" are we talking here..... Poison Control is the best service ever.
 
2012-03-31 01:06:31 PM
This is one reason why I chose not to have kids. From the time they can crawl to about 4, the little buggers shove almost anything into their mouths.

I understand evolution. I'm quite aware of infants of the animal kingdom being born with instincts that protect them. Yet human infants seem determined to exterminate themselves, apparently having no protective instincts at birth.

I've been vindicated over this time and time again by the many 'funny' video shows on TV. Kid wobbles along while parent films. Kid spots bug. Kid looks at bug. Kid grabs bug and crams it into his moth. Parent stands there and films.

Kid-locks on reachable cabinets, IMO, have been one of the wisest inventions since baby bottle nipples.

Two year olds can drive me nuts. Aside from cramming things in their mouths, they seem to have this fascination for flushing things down the toilet -- like Daddy's expensive watch or the car keys. If you have a dog, not only need it be real patient, but you can guarantee that the kid will poke it in the anus and then stick the finger in his/her mouth. Cats run the risk of being picked up by the neck and their litter box can become a smorgasbord.

Yeah. Other folks can have the 'joy' of raising kids.
 
2012-03-31 01:30:34 PM

Unoriginal_Username: If your kids swallowing this stuff, you need to be slapped.

/pay attention to your fking kids, it's not that hard


You know how I know you don't have young children...?
 
2012-03-31 03:41:35 PM
Stupid rave kids will do anything for a high.
 
2012-03-31 04:10:55 PM

Rik01: This is one reason why I chose not to have kids.


Yea, ok, sure.
 
2012-03-31 05:10:23 PM

opiumpoopy: Unoriginal_Username: If your kids swallowing this stuff, you need to be slapped.

/pay attention to your fking kids, it's not that hard

You know how I know you don't have young children...?


I wonder if Unoriginal_Username complains about helicopter parents too...
 
2012-03-31 11:48:27 PM
I was a child who ate a glowstick around 1994. I can't remember how it tasted, but I remember being really excited for the results of what it would do to me. For some reason I believed flying, or having some sort of superpower was the direct result of my action.

/Disappointed
 
2012-04-01 11:30:53 AM

devellediamond: I was a child who ate a glowstick around 1994. I can't remember how it tasted, but I remember being really excited for the results of what it would do to me. For some reason I believed flying, or having some sort of superpower was the direct result of my action.

/Disappointed


You get glowing, colorful pee. That's kind of like a superpower.
 
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