Kids put some freaky stuff in their mouths. You know it, I know it, everyone knows it. What parent hasn’t found their kid chowing down on a nice, fresh bowl of dog food? And dog food, my friends, is the mildest, most non-gross item on the list you’re about to see
Toddlers are like tiny, drunk frat boys, man. Crayons and paste, swallowing marbles? That’s nothing compared to some of the things I’ve seen and heard about in kids mouths.
There’ve been a couple crazy stories making headlines lately about the insane stuff found in kids mouths. The first two on the list – a snake head and a dead mouse.
Like, so horrifying that if that scenario occurred up in this house it would end parenting for me, as in, stick a fork in me, I’m done and scheduling an appointment to tie my tubes the next day.
Adriana Velez over on The Stir wrote about scary things kids put in their mouths and I thought I’d compose my own list of stuff either that I’ve found in my own kids’ mouths or have heard about from other parents. Velez’ article is great but it’s the commenters who take the cake. This one says it all: “Various insects, poo, rocks, moss off rocks, an earthworm, a Smirnoff ice, various dirts, straws found at the park, licking the bottom of shoes, pet food, a whole container of cilantro *not gross, but odd*, paper, toilet water, soap…. the list goes on.”
Oh, the joys of parenthood.
Take a look at 20 disgusting things found in the mouths of toddlers:
You can also find Monica Bielanko on her personal blog, The Girl Who.