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Measuring a toddler's mouthful: Toxicologic considerations

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Volume
142
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1067/mpd.2003.216

Abstract

Abstract The volume of a toddler's mouthful needs to be defined to estimate poisoning risk. We calculated a toddler's mouthful in 66 healthy children (1.5-4.5 years old) by measuring apple juice remaining in a cup after sipping. Mean volume was 9.3 mL (range, 3.5-29; 95% confidence interval, 8-11), twofold larger than commonly quoted values. J Pediatr 2003;142:729-30)

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