What if my child swallows gum?
One stick is usually harmless, though it might upset her stomach a bit, Dr. DeWitt says. But a gob-stopper-size wad could cause a digestive-tract blockage, which would make her vomit and would require medical assistance to have it removed. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children under age 4 not be given chewing gum at all. Hope that news doesn't burst your bubble.