Have you ever had to call posion control? {:+)

Shannintipton - posted on 05/07/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering. BTW grandma house is big place of concern. Only because they are generally older and dont like to safety cap things. But this is not always the case. Not to offend any grandpartents out there. {:+)

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Jodi - posted on 05/08/2011

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I used to have the number posted on my fridge. Because I couldn't TELL you how often I had to call them. From the time I asked about the shampoo she drank, to the toothpaste she ate.

I HAVE to tell you about the time with the Carpet Cleaner (my hsuband had left it out). I had no idea how much she had. When I phoned them they told me that it was unlikely she would have had much because of the taste.....they didn't know my daughter. I asked them to hold a minute, and then took the spray bottle to her and asked if she would like some more. She opened her mouth for me to spray some more. So I told them, well, actually, she is keen for some more, so I wouldn't put money on that.

In the end it turned out that the particular carpet cleaner I had was not an issue, but wow.....

I did actually find it difficult with the older kids to keep things out of Taylah's reach, because they would use it and leave it lying around. It didn't matter how often I tried to stop that from happening, it still happened :\

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Shannintipton - posted on 05/11/2011

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We had to call another time right after Tyler started walking. We sleep in seperate rooms (lets just say he snores) lol, and I guess he kept his daily meds in a dixie cup by the sink. Well Tyler found them and I was on the phone so fast but it didnt matter. I could barely talk. I was crying so hard. But it was fine in the end. The piece that was missing, that I thought he ate. Was found on the floor. But still, too stupid and YES I blame my hubby for that one. I dont know why, I just do. lol Now everything is in the safe. Thanks for listening. {:+)

Shannintipton - posted on 05/08/2011

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Oh Jennifer. Poor baby. That had to have been horrible. Not making excuses, but its hard to keep EVERYTHING out of the way and watch them ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the time. My biggest problems were when I was in the bathroom. Never fails you miss a lot while in there. Thats why I hardly drink any water. LOL {:+)

Jenni - posted on 05/08/2011

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We didn't call poison control but we did call an ambulance.

My son had just turned 2 and my daughter was a nb. I was inside with the baby and my hubby had taken my son to the backyard to play while he cut the lawn. My hubby had just filled the lawnmower up with gasoline and forgot to put the jug away in the shed. Next thing he knew my son was screaming while running towards him reeking of gasoline. (I think he thought it was a watering can which he liked to dump on himself). They came in the house with my son screaming and crying. We were panicing and couldn't find the number for poison control fast enough so we dialed 9-11 instead. The paramedics came and didn't believe he had injested any and gave us signs to watch for.

He did receive 3rd degree burns just above his diaper area where the gasoline had pooled. :(

Tcordukes - posted on 05/08/2011

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It sure was Shannin, I swear the i wont have to go and see the treage nurse i'm there that often..lol... just walk in and wave... lol....

Tcordukes - posted on 05/07/2011

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Several times my son will drink ANYTHING that is left out for more then 2 seconds..... however the last time i called i was on hold for ages so i just went to the hospital... that time he drug his sisters broncitis medicine... (doesn't have a child safe lid).... he was fine...

Shannintipton - posted on 05/07/2011

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My little darling ate antacids. He loves them and they taste yummy. I was horrified. But they told me what to watch for and he was fine. One of the scariest parts, obviously we didnt see, so we dont know how much he ate. I could barely speak on the phone. We have learned our lesson. Thanks for your response. {:+)

Jody - posted on 05/07/2011

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I had to call once because my daughter drank half a bottle of ant-rid, but they were good and calm (unlike me) and gave me signs to watch out for. I've also had incidents with other family members watching my son (while he drank dishwashing detergent) he vomited for the rest of the day and it was quite scary. The family member didn't realize it was dangerous until my husband and I freaked out and bubble vomit was over everything and we were calling poisons or the Dr (I can't remember which). I would definitely advise to baby-safe as much as possible. You may be worried about offending, but remember you do have one thing in common; your love for your child/ren.

Firebird - posted on 05/07/2011

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Unfortunately a lot of cleaners and the like come in annoyingly attractive bright colours, so just a glimpse from the corner of the eye would be enough to attract a small child. Luckily, my daughter hasn't gotten into anything of the sort, my mom was very insistent from day one that all my cleaners and anything else that could harm was so high up that I even have trouble reaching it lol

Shannintipton - posted on 05/07/2011

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Hey long time no chat. I have had a few scares myself. Not fun. How do they find this crap? They will put anything in there mouths except dinner. {:+)

Katherine - posted on 05/07/2011

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Yep, my daughter ate diaper rash cream. It turned out it was water soluble and not dangerous. She swallowed something else but I can't remember what it was.

I would definitely have grandma child proof the house. Those things need to be locked up.

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