swallowed baby lotion

Heather - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 7 1/2 months old and while i was putting baby lotion on him tonight, he acted so fast i couldnt see it coming, i was putting some on his face and i think he must have turned into my hand he licked it right off my finger, did his smacking lips thing, swallowed ,and proceeded to lick his lips!!!!!!!!!!!!! It wasnt that much. I gave him some water and his bedtime bottle, put him to bed he seems fine but i feel awful!!! The way i figure it tho is that, i rub the lotion into his skin every day and then he munchehs on his arms, so its kinda like hes eating it then too..... right??? Has anyone else had this happen and what did you do>??

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Jessica - posted on 10/08/2009

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This hasn't happened to me, but if I were you I would call his pedi. Most pedi's have a 24 hour answering service and the nurse on duty will probably be able to help you. I'm a worry wart though. It sounds like your son will be fine.

Also, for future reference (hopefully not, but just in case) the number for poison control is 1-800-222-1222. I heard it on "The Doctors" TV show and programmed it into my phone. I hope that we never have to call though!

Michelle - posted on 10/08/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it. My son ate butt paste when he was about 9 months old. The jar even said to call poison control. It turned out that the butt paste can cause vomiting and diarrhea and the only risk is that they can dehydrate from doing that. Fortunately he ate a very very small amount and was fine. Kids eat weird things. By their own doing or sometimes with our unintentional help. Fortunately my daughter is proving to be a little more selective about such things, but I wouldn't let it get to you. What I learned from my experience was to watch more carefully and be prepared for the next curve ball (there will be many). Baby lotion by the way is not toxic if ingested (obviously you figured that out). Don't beat yourself up about it.

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Brandi - posted on 10/09/2009

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he he my son tries to lick my hands when i put lotion on his face.i wouldn't worrie about it i don't think it can hurt ur son

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