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My little one threw juice where the pilot is and it is not lighting up. There is no pilot light .. Ive lit it with a bit of paper and then had to stand there holding down the button...

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I can't tell by your description what type of pilot you have, it sounds like a standing pilot with a 30 mv thermocouple or a 750 mv pilot generator most likely on a wall furnace since a baby was able to throw to its vicinity, going with that I would say the pilot orifice is likely caramelized with burnt sugars or otherwise obstructed as a result of this mishap. If I am not correct please include make, model, serial # and what type of fuel if propane or natural gas and what type of unit you have, the more info the better result you will get.
Turn the gas off at the flex line gas valve and remove the pilot assembly and clean it ,

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