how do I get gum off a child?

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Registered: 12-12-2002
how do I get gum off a child?
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Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:31pm
My son took some gum this morning, without permission, proceeded to chew it, and then PLASTER it across his neck. IT WILL NOT COME OFF! I have tried a rough wash cloth, water, scrapping, rubbing alcohol, NOTHING is getting it off! Any other ideas?

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:33pm
No help, sorry, but ROFL!

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:36pm
My mom used to use vegetable shortening to de-gum us (somehow it always ended up in our hair!!!)

Give it a try... :)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:43pm
peanut butter takes gum out of hair

then you just have to deal with peanut butter in the hair

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:52pm
>>>peanut butter takes gum out of hair

then you just have to deal with peanut butter in the hair

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Yep, I'm sure it works on the same rationale as vegetable shortening...high grease/fat content.

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Registered: 11-20-2001
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 1:55pm
"A hair of the dog" so to speak ... chew some gum till the sweetness is gone and then rub it across the sticky gum on his neck, it should come off. Old trick that works well 99% of the time. Good luck.

Linda

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 2:00pm
Put ice on it to harden it, then try to pull it off. Hope you've already gotten it off!
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Registered: 12-12-2002
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 2:03pm
Well, my girlfriend called mid-crisis, and suggested ice to freeze the gum. It worked partially, but there was still a lot of residue to get rid of, so I had him shower and "SCRUB". There was STILL some left, so I chewed up some gum, and used it to peel off the rest. UGH

Now...he is grounded from gum for one month. We have to go to the grocery store today, so I'm going to allow DD to buy some gum (his favorite kind), and I will give DD some gum EVERY day, so he can remember that he isn't allowed to have any, and I will remind him why. This has been an on-going thing with him, and playing with gum. Hopefully this experience will fix it, as it was quite painful for him to get it all off his neck.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 2:05pm
I have 2 T-Shirts in the freezer right now from mysterious silly putty abuse. Eldest DS swears toddler DS did it. Sure. Whatever. Silly Putty is now banned at our house.

I am glad the crisis is over.

K

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 3:22pm
Johnson’s No More Tears detangling spray will remove gum from hair, body, etc. With just a few sprays the gum will lose lose it’s stickiness and can be removed. Ice works, too, but it's more time consuming.

 

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Registered: 05-28-2003
Tue, 07-15-2003 - 3:24pm
I think peanut butter may work.

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