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Parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds: come here to share the technicolour, the vividness, the despair, the heart-broken-open, the compassion we learn for others, having been through this mess — and see it reflected back at you, acknowledged and understood.

Thanks to photographer Xin Li and to artist Stephanie Sicore for their respective illustrations and photos.

parenting after loss > Salt poisoning

Okay, this is me having hysterics. It turns out that the mothers of young children that I know, my kids etc., did not know that a small amount of table salt can be fatal for an infant or toddler. An amount of a teaspoon or more. The normal amount in and on food is fine. (More or less. I'm not talking about whether salt is a good thing in a diet or not.)

I know no one here needs to hear about more ways children can die. I still want to pass the information on. My four year old grandchild was dipping her finger in the salt, licking it, repeat. Not a good idea. She is fine, she did not eat enough to matter, but it still is not a good idea.

Remember - the poison control center is your friend and they are there to help, 24/7. 1-800-222-1222

I will now go back to trying to help myself and everyone deal with fear, rather than adding to the fear. I promise, I'll try. :-)
June 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJill A.
Thank you Jill A.
The information is quite good. I didn't know... Quite frankly I would not feed a spoon of salt, but would not think that it might be harmful in the context of dip finger, swallow, repeat... I think most parents would just laugh and say, hey look at him... so funny!

June 30, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMarta