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Toddler Swallowed a Coin

M.S. asks from New York

my 35 months old son just swallowed a coin (equivalent to a nickel) what should i do? worries me worst is that, the coin might went to his lungs, what are the signs th...


Have Your Kids Ever Swallowed a Coin?

D.S. asks from Albuquerque

Hi Moms, My 3-year old and 7-year old were playing with money yesterday (coins) and the 3-year old came and told my husband that she swallowed a quarter. (I wasn't...


My Daughter Swallowed a Magnetix Ball!

J.H. asks from Dallas

Anyone have a reassuring story of a swallowed object passing through without pain and complications??? My daughter swallowed a metal Magnetix ball yesterday and I t...


Him My Son Swallowed a Battery

E.B. asks from Miami

My 3 yo swallowed a battery last night. It looks to be the size of a battery you put in a watch. He got it yesterday from his flashlight he got from the dentist. He ca...


My Son Swallowed a Coin!

C.D. asks from Washington DC

If anyone has a child who swallowed a coin or other foreign object, could you tell me how long it took for the child to pass it? My 22-month-old "ate" a quarter on Mon...


16 Mnth Old Son Swallowed a Pebble

D.G. asks from Los Angeles

My 16 month old swallowed a pebble ,I am so worried, he seems to be fine but I am not sure if I should take him to the hospital or just wait.he was chocking on it befo...


My Almost 4 Year Old Swallowed a Penny Last night?Common, but Still Worried.

M.S. asks from Melbourne

People say it will pass and to wait it out. I have a few nurse friends who advised this also. I am still in panic mode a bit though. I left work early to make sure I c...


What Do You Do When Child Swallows a Coin?

S.M. asks from Chicago

My 3 year old just swallowed a coin. He is not having problems breathing or swallowing. Anyone else experienced this? Thank you.


Swallowing Money

D.M. asks from Johnson City

This morning my 3yr old ate a penny. She seems fine no stomach ache or anything of that nature. I need advice on what to do. Should I wait till it passes or take her...


Need Advice on Talking Safety with My Daycare Provider

C.S. asks from Chicago

Hi Everyone! I work part time and use a licensed home daycare provider for my son. First off, let me say that she is a very lovely lady who truly loves my son. She ...

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  • went into his lungs in 3 answers "... at about your age too and we found it in his stool. If it went into his lungs ..."
  • taken him to the emergency room in 2 answers "I hope you have already taken him to the emergency room."
  • swallowed a nickel in 4 answers "I remember when I was younger, a kid in my school swallowed a nickel or dime."
  • swallowed a quarter in 5 answers "I was told when I thought that my son swallowed a quarter, that it should appear in ..."
  • swallowed a penny in 5 answers "My son swallowed a penny when he was 4 (old enough to know better, I thought!) I called ..."