It Is Dangerous For Babies To Accidentally Suck Wet Wipes?
I want to ask about my baby’s age of 11 months … right now he likes to put various kinds in his mouth, but my child put wet wipes with perfume / wet wipes for diapers … I’m worried because I put them in his mouth for a long time and he suctions suction so .. do we think there is an effect huh? because the wet tissue contains fragrance … I’m worried 🙁
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Caring for babies does need to be done with extra caution. Not infrequently, because of his enormous curiosity, coupled with the oral psychosexual phase that he experiences (where the baby feels its own satisfaction when putting or sucking something in his mouth), makes the baby eat substances that are not food, and even tends to harm the baby's health, including wet tissue.
Wet tissue is not included in organic matter that can be easily digested by the body. The fragrance content in wet tissue is also high in potential to cause irritation to the digestive tract. Swallowing this wet tissue can cause your baby to experience health problems, for example:
Diarrhea, or even constipation
Abdominal pain, often characterized by a fussy baby, looks grinning in pain, often lifts his legs, or stretches his body
Allergies, for example, are characterized by redness, itching, streaking, swelling, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing
Choking and so on
Try to observe, is there one or more of the above danger signs that occur in your baby after swallowing tissue?
If not, chances are your baby's condition is still relatively mild. Could be, tissue and fragrances are swallowed into your baby's body only slightly. Most likely, this swallowed tissue will come out with feces when the baby defecates. Here are the steps you can take:
Keep calm, no need to panic
Give your baby enough milk and water
Keep feeding your baby nutritious food
Avoid other dangerous objects that are vulnerable to swallowing so they are not within the reach of the baby's hands
However, if then the danger signs above appear on your baby, do not delay to have your child examined directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be given the best management huh ..
I hope this helps.