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I'm a horrible mom :( Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
May 27th '13

So today I had enough energy to clean pretty good, so I organized and what not. Took the sheets off beds and the extra stuffed animals off my son's bed and most importantly the water sippy cup off his bed. He drinks out of this cup every night, and he's had it for at least a week. When it's empty I just rinse it out and refill it. Well today I decided it'd been too long that he's had it since I can't remember how long it's actually been, so I took the stopper out and was going to wash it. But instead I found MOLD in the spout stopper!!!!!!!!!! Omg. I feel horrible. He's been sick for about two weeks now, no f**king wonder. He's been drinking mold every night. Fml :( :( :(




So, now what? Do I make an appointment with his pedi? He's three.

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
May 27th '13

If he's been sick for 2 weeks, yes you take him to the doctor.

Gosloving 1 child; Washington 12831 posts
May 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" He's been sick for 2 weeks and you haven't taken him to his pedi yet? "</blockquote>




Maybe it's just a running nose?
Yes OP, take him to the doctor.

Mama Van D Due November 3; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Unity, Maine 2454 posts
May 27th '13

Sorry if I sound like a b***h, but why the hell would you NOT wash out the dippy cup after every use? That's disgusting. Saliva will get into small spaces in cups like that and get nasty.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
May 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" He's been sick for 2 weeks and you haven't taken him to his pedi yet? "</blockquote>



Yes I've taken him to the doctor. Twice actually. They said it was allergies complicated with a virus and gave us medicine (cough Med and an allergy Med) neither have been helping. Both times they've been sure that's what it was and he'd get better soon.

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey d**k Mountain, WA, United States 16245 posts
May 27th '13

Poor little guy.

Leah+2 2 kids; Texas 5797 posts
May 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Van D:</b>" Sorry if I sound like a b***h, but why the hell would you NOT wash out the dippy cup after every use? That's disgusting. Saliva will get into small spaces in cups like that and get nasty."</blockquote>




Idk. I was rinse the cup out after every use, I just assumed it was enough.



Thanks for kicking me while I'm down though.

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
May 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Van D:</b>" Sorry if I sound like a b***h, but why the hell would you NOT wash out the dippy cup after every use? That's disgusting. Saliva will get into small spaces in cups like that and get nasty."</blockquote>




Yeah. Ew

Leanna+2 3 kids; Texas 868 posts
May 27th '13
Quoting Mama Van D:" Sorry if I sound like a b***h, but why the hell would you NOT wash out the dippy cup after every use? That's disgusting. Saliva will get into small spaces in cups like that and get nasty."

:!:
I can't imagine letting my son drink out of the same dirty cup every night.

orchidlovingmama 2 kids; Santa Rosa, California 1771 posts
May 27th '13

You're not a horrible mom. We all make mistakes. Now you know to wash it. Yes I would take him to the pedi.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
May 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Now and Forever:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" He's been sick for 2 weeks and you haven't ... [snip!] ... you haven't taken him to his pedi yet? "</blockquote> Maybe it's just a running nose? Yes OP, take him to the doctor."</blockquote>



Yeah, I don't run my kid to the dr every time he's sick.
They have to build immunities somehow. Geez.




Op, that is pretty gross though. Also stagnat water is nasty on its own. You should have been giving him new water every night and doing more than just rinsing the cup. Mold grows in WET places lol. I doubt it's terrible for him though. Most molds can't hurt that much. But I'd take him in if he's been sick for two weeks and he drank mold on top of that.

user banned 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 75866 posts
May 27th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Bubba Monster's Mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Van D:</b>" Sorry if I sound like a b***h, but why the ... [snip!] ... Idk. I was rinse the cup out after every use, I just assumed it was enough. Thanks for kicking me while I'm down though."</blockquote>



Sorry, mama. We all make mistakes. Just call his pedi in the morning.

user banned Due September 27 (girl); 4 kids; Nova Scotia 28962 posts
May 27th '13

I'm sorry that has happened, we all make mistakes tho and now all you can do is do better.
Call the Dr and see what they suggest.

Jenny&Boopy 3 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 9726 posts
May 27th '13

It was a mistake, you're not a horrible mom. Now you know it needs washed daily. I'd take him back to his doctor just to be on the safe side.

Mouse & Chicklet TTC since Sep 2015; 4 kids; 5 angel babies; Barrie, Ontario 620 posts
May 27th '13

As mom's we make mistakes all the time. We experience and learn. Your not a horrible mom, Don't bring yourself down. Not all mold is bad but I'd just get him in to see the pedi to make sure. Hope things go well.