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 Vaseline, give them a few sips of water and watch for coughing, vomiting and diarrhea.
My child ate Vaseline. Is Vaseline toxic?
Vaseline is a mixture of natural waxes and mineral oils and is considered minimally toxic when ingested.
Vaseline may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got Vaseline 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.