So says Sarah…

I caught the baby with the toilet bowl brush in her mouth

Posted in Life with Child by Sarah Lipoff on 09/01/2010


© Sarah Lipoff 2010

I just caught my daughter with the toilet bowl brush in her mouth.

I wish I could think of a way to sugar-coat this situation, or slightly lie about it. But the fact is I caught my daughter with the toilet bowl brush in her mouth.

I guess her love of the bathroom, brought upon from our pretty lame attempt at potty training combined with her new-found love of brushing her teeth, got the best of her. The minute my back was turned, and had left the bathroom door open for just a moment, she slipped in and combined her two favorite things.

Brushing her teeth and sitting on the potty.

I’m not sure how many times washing her mouth out with fresh water and wiping her face with a soapy wash cloth will get the image out of my mind. And, of course, I’m restraining myself from calling the pediatrician because I know he’ll just laugh at me.

Really, he will.

So, I’ll just have to chalk it up to another interesting baby experience that we’ve survived.

I caught my baby with the toilet bowl brush in her mouth. It’s happened at your house, right?!

(I’m a bit traumatized.)

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  1. kristin said, on 09/01/2010 at 7:56 pm

    OH NO! No way! So so so hard to get that image out of my mind just reading about it. You just gotta love a kids curiosity. Makes for a great story when she is older! 😉

  2. kerryandniall said, on 09/02/2010 at 8:43 am

    HAHAHAHA! Oh my gosh, this makes me feel better about all of the things my baby manages to get his lips around (the rim of the trash can, the foot pedal of the trash can, the bolt covers on the sides of the toilet, the grocery cart, used tissues, etc). I guess we’re just building their immunities 🙂

  3. Thecoffeeqween said, on 09/03/2010 at 6:14 pm

    Omg I would die! Just die! Poor thing and poor you! But I am laughing a little bc it’s you and not me. Sorry

    • sarahlipoff said, on 09/03/2010 at 7:07 pm

      I’m so glad that everyone else is finding the funny in this, because I am STILL trying to clean her mouth out! HA!
      It’s amazing what kids get into!

  4. AS said, on 09/24/2010 at 10:50 am

    It just happened to us this morning and I was googling to find out what to do…

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