He put everything in his mouth!!

Cynthia - posted on 05/16/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I've taken out of his mouth everything you can imagine... clay, rocks, dirt, a fly, rubber bands, toys, and I can keep going on. He can't see anything on the floor cause he'll go and put it into his mouth!! Anyone there with the same problem? can I do something about this? besides cleaning every 5 minutes and checking his mouth...???

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Tiffany - posted on 05/19/2010

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funny cuz i asked the same question a few months ago and everyone responded that it is a learning process for babies and that is why they put everything in their mouth. i know its sooo hard sometimes, to constantly stay on top of them i finally just gave up on certain things (because you cant take away her paper shes always wanting to eat it) but skylahs 14 months and its getting a lil better if that helps at all.

Casie - posted on 05/19/2010

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My daughter also puts everything in her mouth..she is 14 months old! anything that fits goes in..anything thats to big part of it goes in..i have found bugs, plastic, hair, toys, she can eve fit her whole NUK in her mouth! half the stuff she chewable (food or not) stuff she swollows befor I get to her cuz she knows ill take it! not much you can do but vacume alot and keep an eye out for little things on the floor! Like most ppl on here the paci/nuk is a great tool to keep other things out of the mouth my daughter uses hers!!

Sarah-Anne - posted on 05/19/2010

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my daughter (March 20th) puts everything in her mouth too. she is cutting molars early and is always wanting to chew on something. She was a pacifier baby and when she has her paci, she doesn't put random stuff in her mouth, suck her thumb or drool. I figured it's better for her to have a pacifier than choking on a penny or a rock or a worm or toilet paper. if nothing else is available, she'll chew on her thumb and fingers. when she's older and stops putting stuff in her mouth, i'll take her paci away.

Beck - posted on 05/18/2010

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What about chalk? dog poo? flowers? dog food? these are my 14mth old sons latest FAVOURITES! Gross I know! He used to be good and you could say "whats in your mouth?" and he would spit it out NOW he knows I am going to take it and shuts his mouth tight! lol
I am not overly bothered, I try and keep the place free of objects he will put in his mouth (and have NO poisons objects (snail bait / plants etc) and make him take anything out that he puts in but until he grows out of it we have to just be grossed out I think!
I don't like to encourage the dummy other than nap time but thats just me.
Their great fun aren't they!! hehehhehe

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I agree with Melanie! I have done the samething, that and make sure he always has something chewable in reach so he wont want other things.

Melanie - posted on 05/16/2010

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I think it's normal but some babies seem to do it more than others. It's their way of leaning about the object. I find my daughter is less likely to put things in her mouth if she has her dummy (pacifier). I know it's not necessarily educatively "correct" but if it stops her eating the sand in the sand pit at the park I say what the heck!

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