Can a baby digest toilet paper?

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-02-28 06:40:09

Best Answer

Well, I'm not too sure why you'd be feeding your baby toilet paper, but no toilet paper can not kill your baby, it may just make it sick. Cellulose or plant fiber is the main ingredient of toilet paper. It cannot be digested by humans but in small quantities should pass with no problems. It is the pulp that is found in fibrous plants. Any vomiting, constipation, abdominal distention, or abdominal pain warrants a trip to the ER. Just want to add that your baby will have at least 3 - 4 years of putting things into their mouths or up their nose! LOL The worst time is teething time and babies love to feel of certain things on their sore gums. Toilet paper (a small bit) should be fine and pass through the digestive system as the above poster stated. Get baby proof bars for the lower cupboard doors where you keep your cleaners and the bathroom is the worst place that you have to keep your baby out of. If you phone your poison control they will give you a pamphlet of what to do if your baby should ingest anything poisonous until the ambulance gets there. Watch your baby out in the backyard during playtime. My girlfriend years ago had her son out in the backyard and he ate half a slug! Because people here in B.C. put slug bait out I was worried this slug could have crawled through some of it so I got her to give her son a little milk (to coat his stomach and contain the contents for a short time) and to put the the other half of the slug in a jar and phoned I phoned the ambulance. Thankfully everything was just fine.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-02-28 06:40:09
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

What are proteins composed of

At which valve does the aorta connect to the heart

What is combined with enzymes and water to form gastric juices

What assists in maintaining the proper filtration of the kidneys and the development of sexual characteristics during puberty

See all cards
6 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Can a baby digest toilet paper?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Is it safe to eat toilet paper?

Not unless you are from the unknown species Homo aegagrus :Toilet Paper is made up of a compound known as Cellulose. Which, as many may know, is an essential component of plant cell. Only Goats and other ruminants can digest Toilet paper because they have an enzyme cellulase which helps them to digest it.

Can eating toilet paper be harmful to an unborn baby?


How many varieties of toilet paper should I use?

Usually, most people will only use one type of toilet paper and then maybe a baby wipe as well. You will have to find the toilet paper that is right for you.

Why can't you flush baby wipes down the toilet?

Most baby wipes will not dissolve the way toilet paper will. It can cause blockages in the plumbing.

Can you digest toilet paper?

I think it's possible to digest paper.I've never tried it,but still......I think itit is Possible that you can,because I think you can digest normal plain white paper.So.....

How do you wipe your bum if you have run out of toilet paper?

Use paper towels, baby wipes or napkins.

Is it harmful for a baby to eat toilet paper?

It should pass harmlessly.

Is toilet paper paper?

Yes toilet paper is paper

Is all recycled toilet paper made from used toilet paper?

Recycled toilet paper is made from used paper. It isn't made from used toilet paper. That would be gross.

What is in toilet paper that makes it decomposes so easily?

toilet "paper" the answer is paper.

What makes toilet paper stronger?

The fact that it is paper for a toilet

Is toilet paper a solid?

yes toilet paper is a solid.

People also asked