Toddler Bites Head Off Snake -- And 10 Other Scary Things Found in Toddlers' Mouths

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corn snakeThis week a mother in northern Israel found a snake's head in her toddler's mouth. Thankfully the child had not been bitten or harmed while beheading that snake! But here's the part that makes me want to scream: They couldn't quite identify what kind of snake it was because its head was so chewed up. OMG! NO! Chewing a snake's head -- that is the worst!

Or is it? Even the most watchful mom has found crazy, disturbing, and revolting things in our kids mouths. I know I have. I've seen rocks, coins, glitter, a random bottle cap -- well, maybe I should just stop there. I asked some of my friends what crazy items they've found in their toddlers' mouths. Are you ready? Okay, let's go there.

Before we get started I just want to assure you all that all of these children are still alive and all of these parents are responsible and sane. Well, as sane as you can be after raising a toddler. Anyway, the following stories are as told by the parents.

E was crawling around at church one time and I saw he was gnawing on something. When I fished it out of his mouth it turned out to be SOME OTHER KID'S DISCARDED BABY MOLAR. I would find it funny now, but as a first-time mom it gave me the dry heaves.

My friend's daughter pried old gum from between the rubber mats at the park and popped it right in her mouth.

Half a matchstick. While in her crib. 3 marbles. The last bite of an unidentifiable lawn mushroom at a vacation rental in the middle of nowhere.

First time playing at the beach, age 2, E took a seashell, scooped up a big hunk of wet sand and shoved it right in her pie-hole. Another time, same age, she found and (possibly) drank an unknown amount of a rum & coke that had been left within her reach. Horrified, I watched her like a hawk for symptoms of drunkenness. Turns out symptoms of drunkenness are identical to symptoms of being 2 years old, so we'll never know. And then there was the gum that got poop on it... *shiver.*

When J was a bit over 1, he figured out how to open his bedroom door for the first time. I used to nap when he did, and while I was sleeping, he managed to get into the kitchen, pull out the rest of his dad's beer (from the trash - a 40 oz bottle I might add) and when I woke up (had a bad feeling -- seriously, there was NO noise. I woke up freaked) I found him in the kitchen, under the table, drunk off his ass and eating the cigarette butts outta the ashtray and playing with a broken glass. Can we say not only bye bye to Momma's naps, but most of her sanity that day? It STILL to this day gives me the shivers and he'll be 18 in 6 months. Oi. *shudder*

My dog's hair but I think we're just getting started.

Used cat litter.

Goose poop

Honestly, how does anyone manage to live beyond the age of 3? I ask you. Many thanks to the parents who shared your stories!

What horrible things have you pulled out of your toddler's mouth?


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Change of I the only one or do any of you think we have had enough of Kim K.....they chocking me with them........they are  a poor example to young girls.......I don't have to tell you all the cover ups and with no husband.......... not sure who the father is for one of the daughters........lying about her planned marriage for money.......Is it me or does anyone else agree..............  almost anytime I go to the E channel, there they are........Dolly

Za245 Za245

What is it with toddlers eating the nastiest stuff?? Do they not have working taste buds?? How tasty can used cat litter be? Lol!

Eques... EquestrianMom

LMAO! I dunno as that I remember a lot of stuff my son got into that was real bad, that said his favorite thing to teeth on was HORSE PELLETS! Thats right, alfalfa hay, steamed to a high temp after being pulverized into shreds, compressed into fat little pellets. I had a heck of a time keeping him outa those, I finally called the company (our brand comes from a local, smaller private run company) and after discussing the process the hay went through before being turned into pellets, we determined that as long as they had been rodent free and dry in the bag, they were about as safe as anything we ate, and I gave up and let him chew on them. He spit most of it out anyways, and it was the only thing he'd teeth on, I could not keep him out of them! 

Melis... Melissa042807

"Turns out symptoms of drunkenness are identical to symptoms of being 2 years old, so we'll never know."

OMG. I just about fell off my chair laughing. Because IT'S TRUE! LOL

nonmember avatar bootness

1. Dog poop
2. Wet toilet paper out of the toilet
3. Cat food (wet and dry)
4. Dog food (wet and dry)
5. Various garbage "snacks"
I put a doorknob cover on the bathroom, a lock on the garbage, moved the cat and dog food outside, and blocked off a special "potty area" for the dog in the back yard. I can only imagine what my little monkey will get into next. It has been nothing short of horrifying. She is determined to put every single thing she sees into her mouth, and it only takes 30 seconds (while I am tending to her sister) for her to do it. Her sister never did this. WTH???

Bendana Bendana son loved to knaw on any paper money he could get his hands on.  Ewww  Ewww Ewww......

LissD LissD

a penny.

nonmember avatar Melissa

There was a recent story in the NY Daily News about mother who found a dead mouse in her toddler's mouth. At the day care center. That would have just about done it for me.

gotta... gottalovemal

I'm beyond happy to be able to say that my daughter is 2 and a half and I have never found her with anything in her mouth that shouldnt be and she doesn't seem to want random things in her mouth either lol. AT the liquor cigarettes and broken glass OMG I would be devastated for YEARS :(

marie... mariesmama

my kid at 1 1/2 ate a playground rock it never showed up in her diaper, but she had green poop for a week

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