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IPC’s Top Ten Blogs

Posted: December 10th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

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It’s that time of year!  No, I’m not talking about the holidays, I’m talking about the ‘best of’ lists that everyone is writing now that 2013 is coming to a close.  In honor of the 4th anniversary of the IPC blog, here are our top 10 most popular blogs since 2009: Read more »


The Infamous Words… “My Child Ate…”

Posted: January 17th, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Grandfather posing with grandchildrenAs an experienced babysitter/nanny and parent of a toddler, we’ve seen young children eat or get into everything from crayons to lotions to poop! The first reaction is usually…OMG; then “what should I do?”; then sheer panic. Sound familiar? Read more »


I Didn’t Know That Poop Could Be So Harmful!

Posted: August 7th, 2012 | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »
Regardless of what you call it (feces, stool, BMs, poop, doodoo, scat, #2, caca, etc), people, especially kids, can and do unintentionally encounter this undesirable material in a variety of ways (i.e. tasting or smelling it). In September 2011, the Illinois Poison Center posted a blog about kids accidentally tasting various forms of fecal material with the conclusion that most of these exposures do not pose a serious health hazard.
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“My Child Ate…Poop!”

Posted: September 20th, 2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Welcome to the IPC’s second installment of the “my child ate…” blog series.  Last week Mike explored the dangers of prescription medications, and this week I am going to talk about stuff kids eat that is really, really gross.   Like poop, for example.  Do kids really eat poop, you may ask?  They sure do.  All shapes, sizes and species.  I can even give you a ranking of the most common poop calls we get:

1.  Human

Most of the time, for babies, this is in the form of their own poop.  It is the most common poop call because, well… it’s the most accessible—it comes right out of them! Read more »