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Is it really bad to swallow gum?

My 20 month old Loves gum.I do not give it to her regularly but every once in a while I give in and give her a little tiny piece.How bad is this for her?

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Asked by kellyandliz at 3:45 PM on Jul. 8, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • The biggest concern is it blocking the intestines so as long as she isn't swallowing a bunch at once, it should be fine.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:47 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • as bad as any candy would be...if she has swallowed some she'll be fine....

    Answer by SAHMinIL at 3:48 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

  • I'm sure it'll be fine in small amounts. You wouldn't want her swallowing big amounts since larger amounts could cause problems.

    Answer by mommy030507 at 3:51 PM on Jul. 8, 2008

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