If your child is having symptoms or you don't know the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
If your child ate crayons, give them a few sips of water and monitor for symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 if symptoms develop. This call is free and confidential.
My child ate crayons. Are crayons toxic?
Crayons are minimally toxic and can cause a mild laxative effect if ingested.
Crayons may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got crayon residue in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.