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My 3 1/2 yr old puts toys in his mouth , should i get him tested for lead poisoning? i try to get him to stop putting them in his mouth.

i already made an appt but just wanted to see what everyone else thought?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on Mar. 11, 2011 in Health

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  • Are they from china and made with lead paint? why don't you just get rid of them and get him some new ones?
    gypsymama532

    Answer by gypsymama532 at 1:06 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Is your area at risk for lead based products? Is your son experiancing any effects on lead poisoning? What kinda toys are they? Do u live in China? (lol) Toys now days are rigorously for lead after the incident with the toys made in China. Is your house an oler house an older one? Before the 70's?
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:07 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Behavioral symptoms in childre irritability or aggressiveness, hyperactivity, being easily distracted, impulsiveness, learning problems, lack of interest in play, loss of appetite, even in small amounts
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 1:12 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • if you are concerned then this is something you need to discuss with your doctor
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 8:54 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • i don't see anything wrong with getting him tested, what is it going to hurt? you will at least have peice of mind. However, and please don't think i'm being harsh, just straight-forward, but a 3+ year old can/should be taught not to put things in their mouth. all the kids iv'e taught over the last 25 years have been taught not to put toys in their mouths (after about 18 months....i've had special baby toys for the younger ones), and by the time they are two, it's not a problem. I don't scold them, just remind them every time, "out of the mouth". It helps to keep germs more under control too.
    boobarandbell

    Answer by boobarandbell at 10:27 AM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I guess I wouldn't worry about it, unless he is playing with toys that for sure have lead in them.
    Mommyto2LilMen

    Answer by Mommyto2LilMen at 3:30 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

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