Is it ever okay to force my child to swallow gum so they have less room in their stomach?
– PENNY PINCHER
It depends, what type of gum? If it’s something cheap like Hubba Bubba, do you really want it sitting in your child’s stomach for seven years? On the other hand, if it’s a nice gum like Mastika’s Mastic Flavored Gum, go right ahead. Better that refreshing, pine and cedar-infused deliciousness fill your child’s stomach than whatever filth they are being served at the school cafeteria. Minimize your daily food spending! Don’t forget to give the little bugger a multivitamin every now and then so they don’t become deficient!