Category Archives: foreign body


Sex Education- Analogy to Don’t Stick Sticks…


Teaching Sexual Education in schools is similar to reading our book to kids. Reading Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! will NOT increase the likelihood that your child will put an object in their ears and nose. 2 Big Box ‪#‎craft‬ stores decided not to put this book on their […]

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Top 5 Tips to Save Children from Ear and Nose Foreign Bodies


It’s very common for kids to stick things where they don’t belong: namely the nose and the ears. The list of things they insert just keeps continues to grow, from candy to rocks to beads and buttons. All of these foreign bodies can lead to some serious health issues, including blocked airways, nosebleeds and punctured […]

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Consequences of Foreign Bodies in Ears and Nose | Don’t Stick Don’t Stuff


The Dangers of Foreign Bodies in Noses and Ears –     Young children, out of curiosity, often insert small objects in their nose and ears. They do this out of innocence, curiosity, and a bid to explore their bodies. It is important for adults to understand that such actions can lead to serious health problems, […]

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Cleaning Your Ears Safely – No Qtips In Your Ears!


Qtip brand Qtips made by Unilever should not be used in the ear canal, period.  On Unilever’s website, it reads, “To clean your ears, stroke Q-tips ® cotton swabs gently around the outer ear, without entering the ear canal.” This begs the question: Why does everyone (well nearly everyone) put Qtips in their ear canal? […]

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Kids Holiday Craft Safety! (and a Buddha Hand)


Today I wanted to show all of you 3 fruits from our 2 year old tree, called a Buddha Hand Citron. These fascinating looking and uber-fragrant citrus grow on a tree similar to other lemon trees. The difference is that the segments are already opened and each segment or “finger” is covered with the skin […]

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Best Children’s Book for Xmas?


 What a phenomenal talent David Spindel is! He and his family are big fans of our book Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! so he created this fun image for the holiday season! Come to think of it, our book is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. Coincidentally, […]

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Kids are great listeners, aren’t they?


I visited my son’s school today on his day off, so he came with me to read to his class and the other “3’s” class. When I got to the room, the kids were outside, so the teachers invited both classes in and they sat nicely in front of me. They were very attentive and […]

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Mohawks and Gauges in Ears and Noses


Today was a double-header!  Another reason why Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! might be a great read for adults:  This 27 year old woman came in today because she was found to have a #foreign object in her left ear.  Attempt at removal by another medical professional was […]

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