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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.

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My Child Ate Bubbles

Bubbles are Minimally toxic .

If your child ate bubbles or swallowed bubble solution, give them some water and watch for vomiting or loose stools. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 if symptoms develop. This call is free and confidential.

What to know: Bubbles

  • Bubbles can also be known as children’s bubbles, blowing bubbles and bubble solution.

Toxicity Level

What are toxicity levels?

My toddler drank bubbles. Are bubbles toxic? 

Bubbles are minimally toxic.

Because bubbles are essentially liquid soap, no symptoms are expected aside from mild stomach irritation. If your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting. 

Symptoms of Poisoning

While there are usually no symptoms from eating bubbles, they may cause stomach irritation. Your child may develop nausea, an episode of vomiting and loose stools.

If your child experiences more than one episode of vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Eye Exposure

  • Bubbles may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.   
  • If your child got bubbles 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.

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Poison Center HelplineCalls are free and confidential.

  1. In Case of Emergency

    Call 911 if someone is unconscious or is having difficulty breathing.

  2. Remain Calm

    Most poison emergencies can be resolved quickly over the phone.

  3. Call the Helpline

    Call 1-800-222-1222 if you are concerned that you or someone else has been exposed to a potentially harmful substance.