The Top Seven Things Kids Flush Down the Toilet

Posted on January 28, 2024

Kids have an uncanny knack for turning everyday scenarios into unexpected adventures. And the allure of the unknown is often the most exciting. At home, the porcelain bowl is their canvas of curiosity, and flushing items down the magic hole is a gateway to endless surprises.

Here are seven of the most common items we’ve seen kids flush down the toilet!

Toys, toys, and more toys: From miniature cars to action figures to rubber ducks, it’s not uncommon for a drain to become the chosen portal for a toy’s great escape.

Cardboard books: Some mini bookworms have been known to give their favorite tales an alternate ending.

Art supplies: Crayons, markers, and finger paints often make their mark on the way down the drain.

Hair accessories: Bobby pins, hair ties, and other small accessories are sent to aquatic princesses during playtime.

Fish: The biggest takeaway from “Finding Nemo” was that all drains lead to the ocean.

Paper: Let’s not forget the classic, the OG, paper. Whether it’s toilet tissues or construction paper, there’s nothing more tempting in the eyes of imaginative kiddos.

Food: From broccoli to berries, drains continue to be an irresistible destination for unwanted foods to disappear.

If your kids have flushed items down the toilet and caused a clog you can’t clear, reach out to us. The Raider Rooter team is always available. We’ve been helping South Florida maintain and manage its plumbing and sewer since 1978. So, let us put our expertise to work for you. And if you’re after tips and tricks for frequent plumbing problems, consult our blog for thorough and helpful information.

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