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    Are there any flower plants I should be especially cautious of growing around a 10 month old baby? I've never really thought about it before but after my friend's cat got sick from eating lilies, I don't want to bring anything toxic into the house!

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    Funny you should ask that ~ School Garden: health & safety quagmire

    The list of toxic plants is long, and includes many old favourites, eg daffs, tulips, runner beans, potatoes

    You need to exercise some common sense and teach your child not to put things in her mouth (when she's old enough to understand, obviously)

    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    It's not just some plants and seeds you have to be careful of either. I once pulled a huge dead bee from my toddlers mouth. Don't know if it was alive before it went in!

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    You need to watch the baby like a hawk. At that age they will put anything and everything into their mouth (and up their nose and in their ears). I speak from experience - I had four children who somehow made it into adulthood.

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    ^ oh yes !

    Trips to A&E to remove rubbers from nostrils, plasticine from ears ...

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    He's definitely putting anything and everything into his mouth, that is for sure. I watch him and pull anything suspicious out before he has a chance to get a real taste. Thanks for the heads up!

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    put it this way when i was a toddler i ate a daff bulb - needless to say i was rushed to the childrens and forced to drink liquid charcoal - luckily i cant remeber doing it, but my mum does - she said that she was covered in the stuff
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    Mine ate gravel, so not just the flowers to watch! We assume it isn't still in him (he is five now). Hope you're doing ok with the inquisitive one.
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