O__o my daughter does this a lot! either she somehow discovers a tissue box lying around and eats some tissue, or i'll find her nibbling on some cardboard (clothing tags, paper towels, toilet paper!) or something. it can be frustrating because you don't want her to choke & it's not even food. one time she ate part of her grandfather's magazines laid out on the floor. -____-
what i've found myself doing after my child (now officially 10monthsold) eats paper, is give her a sip of something to drink (formula, water), watch her breathing.. and after a few minutes if she seems fine. wait for her to poop it out. it never seems to constipate her or anything, her poop always seems normal. no trace of paper.
i wouldn't worry too much, i'm sure your child paper mache'd it before swallowing and stomach acid is some very powerful stuff. she'll just poop it out.
at 2:14 AM on Mar. 19, 2009