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3 yr old ate a pack of gum!!! HELP!!!

My three year old just ate a whole pack of gum!!!! What am I supposed to do that can't be good for him and I am worried!!

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Asked by sweetpea_mama at 11:44 AM on Mar. 16, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • other than an upset tummy potentially he should be fine. All the myths about swallowing gum and it taking 7 years to digest or whatever are old wives tales. He'll pass it and be fine. No worries.

    Answer by 8Tinkerboo8 at 11:46 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Call your Pediatrician just to be on the safe side.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:49 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • you can call your pedi but he'll be ok... my son did the same thing

    Answer by June_Mama09 at 11:50 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • Thanks I was freaking out he never gets gum any way and thought it was candy!!! I called the dr just waiting to see what they say to do.

    Comment by sweetpea_mama (original poster) at 11:50 AM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I've had one of mine do this... the doc will just tell you to keep an eye on him to make sure nothing gets backed up. lol Should be just fine.

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 12:38 PM on Mar. 16, 2011

  • I would NOT call the doctor. it will eventually come out. He may get a tummy ache but that's about it.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:23 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

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