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I think my 2 year old swallowed a piece of gum

I just heard he was still awake so I walked in to check on him and found he had somehow gotten ahold of a pack of gum. Half a piece was bitten off. It didn't stick in his throat or anything since he's breathing/acting/talking fine, but do I need to be concerned about it being in his tummy?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:15 AM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • No. It'll pass. I can't tell you how many pieces of gum my DD has swallowed over the years.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 2:17 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Nope!! What goes in shall go out! I still swallow my gum if I can't spit it out.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:18 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • LOL ok good, thanks!!
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 2:18 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • no, it will pass
    mkdirector2011

    Answer by mkdirector2011 at 2:25 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Like eveyone else says - don't worry about it. It will pass if stomach acid doesn't destroy it first.
    kdwiegandt

    Answer by kdwiegandt at 3:46 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • lol. my son always swallowed the gum when he was 2!
    mrsary

    Answer by mrsary at 9:19 AM on Jun. 13, 2011

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