My Child Ate Play-Doh
If your child swallowed Play-Doh, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting and constipation.
What to know: Play-Doh
- Play-Doh is also known as clay or modeling clay.
Toxicity LevelWhat are toxicity levels?
My kid ate Play-Doh. Is Play-Doh toxic?
Play-Doh and clay are minimally toxic if swallowed in small amounts. Some types may contain wheat, which could cause an allergic reaction if your child is sensitive to wheat gluten.
Symptoms of PoisoningEating a small amount of Play-Doh or modeling clay does not usually cause any symptoms. Eating large amounts may cause vomiting or constipation.
If symptoms develop or your child experiences continued vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Play-Doh may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got Play-Doh 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.
Have an urgent question or need more help?
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.