Emma - posted on 01/05/2012 ( 22 moms have responded )
My son is aged 4 and has ASD. Due to his sensory preocessing disorder he has always been very tactile, loves to touch whatever he can get his hands, or mouth on.
Recently he has got into the habit of chewing on his sleeves.
He has a chewy tube which has worked in the past but it doesnt seem to deter him from chewing on his clothes.
Its obvious that the feeling/texture ect he enjoys in his mouth but its a nightmare as he will eventually chew holes in all of his clothes.
Has anyone else had a child who does this and how did you deal with it?
Im thinking of buying some sort of a clean peice of cloth or rag that is safe for him to chew on but i dont actually know of any, does anyone know of anything i can get to satisfy this new sensory need of chewing clothes? any advice would be greatly appreciated!!