hysterics

  1. I was running the sweeper so I did not hear the phone ring. My husband comes flying into the room waving his arms and bellowing, "the Baby, get the phone, the Baby, get the phone". My heart went straight to my feet and I threw the sweeper on the floor still operating. It was my daughter, she was hysterical and that is why my husband got so worked up. She was driving in heavy traffic and glanced into one of those special car seat mirrors. Turns out the kid pulled a piece of stool out of her diaper and ate it and there was nothing my daughter could do because she was behind the wheel. "Should I called the poison control" she wailed. :chuckle I calmly explained that many children do this and there is little danger because it is there own excretment. I am so glad it was nothing serious. What a relief when I think what was going through my mind. The funny thing is that my daughter once did the same thing when she was about that age.
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   J Lynn
    Wow! I would probably freak out too. I'm sure kids eat worse things and turn out ok. Maybe a call to poison control wouldn't be a bad idea for peace of mind.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    gagging, heaving.....blehhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    i've never seen babies/toddlers eat their poop. that was one of the first words i taught them..."yuckie"....does it not smell offensive to them??
    i've seen elderly do this and there is a dx that goes along with it. i would call the pediatrician to see if this is indeed normal. i don't think it's poisonous though. blehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
  5. by   J Lynn
    My 3 yr old refuses to potty train and she sometimes takes her poop and smears it on her walls.......like finger paint. Is there a dx for that.....I wonder.
  6. by   oramar
    There is no need to notify the poison control or call the doctor, they will say the same thing I said. Some kids will try poop, you just have to be more vigilant. No more putting baby in car seat with just a onesie and a diaper.
  7. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from J Lynn
    My 3 yr old refuses to potty train and she sometimes takes her poop and smears it on her walls.......like finger paint. Is there a dx for that.....I wonder.
    a creative artist in the making....i say get her fingerpaints; she'll soon realize there is a spectrum of beautiful colors, and not just brown....
  8. by   jnette
    ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.................. !!!!

    OMG, I would have freaked, too.. especially knowing you're behind the wheel and can't get it away from her !!!

    I agree, no need for poison control here. Just some good wet wipes and a good stiff drink for Mom when she gets home. :chuckle

    I've never seen a babe do this, either, but I can sure see how it could happen... as in this case...heck, at that age, what DON'T they put in their little mouths??? :uhoh21:

    Glad it was nothing worse, Oramar... scary phone call for you, I'm sure. :kiss
  9. by   J Lynn
    :chuckle :chuckle I know. But at the time it happens.......I want to cry.
  10. by   kids
    Been there, done that only once (that I know of). I'll be nice to one of my 3 kids (23, 21 &19) and not say who it was, they get enough ribbing from their siblings.

    When I told the Ped she just shrugged her shoulders and said "it happens, it is only a problem if it is happening all the time".
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    The "technical" term for poop-eating is coprophagia . Just thought you'd like to know. :chuckle
  12. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from mjlrn97
    The "technical" term for poop-eating is coprophagia . Just thought you'd like to know. :chuckle
    and why would we know that miss marla? so when you tell someone to eat s*it, i could readily get away with calling someone a coprophagiac. how would we say this in latin...phage copro? please tell me more.
  13. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yanno, I got that term out of a veterinary textbook I bought some 25 years ago......for some reason it stuck in my brain-pan, maybe because we had this one cat that was kind of psychotic (he ate doots right out of the litter box!). I remember checking out this behavior in the book, and sure enough, there was a fancy medical name for it, which basically reassured me that I didn't own the only cat on earth that did this. It's essentially a sign of maladjustment (DUH) but otherwise does no harm to the cat, unless of course it picks up something from a sick animal.

    I know, I know....TMI. :chuckle
  14. by   nurseygrrl
    My daughter did that when she was about a year old! We went to the beach which is about 3 minutes from our house. When we were done swimming and playing. I undressed her, washed her off under the showers and put a clean diaper on her. Then I put her in the car and on the way home I smelled this awful smell and looked in the rear view mirror and saw that my daughter had her fingers covered in feces and she was licking it! I nearly died!!

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