yesterday at the mall, i looked away for a second and then i saw something in my 1 year old son's mouth. he had gum in his mouth! and i quickly took it out of his mouth. it must have been someone else's chewed gum that was spit out. and today, i think he bit a rice sized piece of his abc foam mat at home and swallowed it. i'm a first time mom and freaking out that he could get some disease from the gum he had in his mouth and that he'll have some digestive issue from the tiny peice of mat he likely swallowed. help! tia!Answer Question
The risk of your child getting an infectious disease from the gum is very very very low. In fact...don't worry about it.
The mat issue should be fine also. As long as he continues to have bowel movements with no crying or pain and he's eating well, then no worries.
I would also suggest taking an infant/child CPR class. It may make you feel better about any emergencies that may arise.
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