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How to keep kids from eating laundry detergent?

  1. Nov 11, 2014 #1

    jtbell

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    The problem is, those handy little detergent pods look too much like Halloween candy, so kids try to eat them.

    Laundry detergent pods are 'real risk' to children (CNN)

    They should make those pods look like Brussels sprouts, instead.
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2014 #2

    Danger

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    Good idea! Weed out those damned vegetarians! :w
     
  4. Nov 11, 2014 #3

    dlgoff

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    Yeah. Anything but a http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/7bc01be3269c4779a563fc22d50d5108/hundreds-kids-harmed-detergent-pods-study [Broken].

     
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  5. Nov 11, 2014 #4
    I think the problem should fix itself once the child tastes it.
    If the child tastes it and keeps eating, then I say let natural selection do its work.
     
  6. Nov 11, 2014 #5

    Evo

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    I use those and they come in a plastic container clearly marked as soap and is not easy to open, how an adult would accidentally just find one lying near where a baby is kept and shove it in their mouth without rinsing it first (which is when you'd figure out it's soap) is beyond me.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2014 #6
    You're supposed to keep those out of reach of small children anyway just like with all the other chemicals. How hard can it be?
     
  8. Nov 12, 2014 #7

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    That's the part I don't get either. Babes find things lying around and put them in their mouths. That's just what they do. But you'd think an adult would have more sense than to find something lying around and put it in a baby's mouth.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2014 #8

    Borek

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    And that from an ex-Mentor, sigh.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2014 #9

    Astronuc

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    Exactly. Parents are supposed to keep hazardous things out of reach of children - e.g., on high shelves or locked cabinets. Of course, there are some thoughtless individuals out there.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2014 #10

    Monique

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    That's how: do not place your baby in a laundry basked with a detergent pod.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2014 #11

    Evo

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    So, it's the detergent's fault, not the parent that put a baby in a laundry basket with the detergent pod. :))
     
  13. Nov 12, 2014 #12

    russ_watters

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    Have some sympathy; it's a tough time to be a lawyer in the US!
     
  14. Nov 12, 2014 #13
    A lot of people never grow up, they just get bigger.
     
  15. Nov 12, 2014 #14

    RonL

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    This doesn't seem to match Monique's comment, am I losto_O
     
  16. Nov 12, 2014 #15

    Evo

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  18. Nov 12, 2014 #17

    Evo

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    You should see the other cover. Either she's a freak or they have done some big arse photoshopping. The other cover shows her with a rear end the size of the Goodyear blimp.
     
  19. Nov 12, 2014 #18

    RonL

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    Once again....."attention span of a gnat":oops:
     
  20. Nov 12, 2014 #19

    RonL

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    That's part what caught me off guard, last pictures I saw needed a "wide load" sign attached:p
     
  21. Nov 12, 2014 #20

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    Kim ought to wear one of those signs you see on the back of large trucks: WIDE LOAD
     
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