Sidewalk Chalk

Discussion in 'The Toddler Years(1-3)' started by marshall52204, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. marshall52204

    marshall52204 Well-Known Member

    Okay... I was trying to think of something the boys could do at my grandparents (rather than getting into pill bottles, pulling china off the shelves, and going through the cat liter). Is sidewalk chalk safe for this age (21 months)? I think it might help keep them confined to one area on the back patio while I visit with the grandparents. What if they put it in their it toxic?
  2. kristy horner

    kristy horner Well-Known Member

    The kind we have says "non toxic and washable" but we haven't used it yet....! We're hoping the same thing!
  3. Gabe+2more

    Gabe+2more Well-Known Member

    The sidewalk chalk that my kids have says non-toxic and washable as well. My bell has been known to take a few bites of it and she has been fine. Of course, she'll lick rocks if the mood strikes!
  4. ahmerl

    ahmerl Well-Known Member

    OUrs is cheapo and I never checked the package (which I have thrown away) for toxic or not. I guess I just assumed everything of that sort was non-toxic these days. They have both licked a few here and there and everyone seems fine.
  5. Minette

    Minette Well-Known Member

    I'm pretty sure it's not toxic. We started using it at about 15 months, though it's a pain because the chalk gets everywhere. Also, it can break into pieces pretty easily, so you have to make sure they don't eat it.
  6. my2littlebubbas

    my2littlebubbas Well-Known Member

    I think all sidewalk chalk is non-toxic. My boys love it and I think your 21 month olds will too. And believe me, my little guys have put it their mouth many times and have never gotten sick, so it must be safe.
  7. plattsandra103

    plattsandra103 Well-Known Member

    if you're doing sidewalk chalk, try blowing bubbles, too :D
  8. dfaut

    dfaut 30,000-Post Club

    I have always thought it was safe! It's essentially colored dust. It's a beautiful thing!! It washes off and doesn't stain! I think it's a good idea!!
  9. rheamay

    rheamay Well-Known Member

    We love our chalk. They mostly love to throw it because it shatters into pieces. LOL It's great, cheap entertainment.
  10. MichelleL

    MichelleL Well-Known Member

    QUOTE(Gabe+2more @ Aug 7 2008, 03:02 PM) [snapback]919131[/snapback]
    Of course, she'll lick rocks if the mood strikes!

    Mine too! :laughing:

    We use sidewalk chalk and have been for a little while, so I think you are fine.
  11. Snittens

    Snittens Well-Known Member

    Yep, it's safe! It does wash off easily, of them and whatever they were drawing on. They draw on the outside of the house and a hosing off or even just the rain washes it away. They have licked it before because it also doubles as ice cream, they play ice cream stand with their playhouse.
  12. doubledownmom

    doubledownmom Well-Known Member

    Ummmm...yes, I know for certain that it is "non-toxic" b/c I had to call poison control b/c one of my daughters ate 3 whole pieces of it!!!!!!!!!!!! I kid you not!!!!!! Even though it said "non-toxic" on the side of the box I still called poison control...well, what they said is that it is made of calcium and water, so totally non-toxic....BUT that we should expect her to poop it out...and she surely did! specks of pink and purple in her poop for the rest of the day!!!!!!
  13. Babytimes2

    Babytimes2 Well-Known Member

    Definitely non-toxic. Give it a try...I bet they would love it! Try bubbles, too. They were a huge hit with my boys at that age. :)
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