my little girl puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. help?

Sarah - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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when I say everything I mean everything. every thirty seconds I'm pulling something out of her mouth. and if something isn't in there she's got her fingers in her mouth. popping her hand doesnt work. and now that she has teeth she bits the crap out of me when I try to get something out of her mouth. I could give you a list two miles long of the things I've pulled out of her mouth.

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Carolyn - posted on 01/28/2010

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i think its a stage for all babies to go through. i know with my little boy he quit putting stuff in his mouth for a couple months, but now that he is teething again there is no stopping him..he even goes to bed with his blanket in his mouth! like everyone else has been saying, just make sure to keep the harmful stuff put away and shell be ok...thats just how babies learn what things are

Celena - posted on 01/27/2010

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My Daughter has being doing it too... EVERYTHING.... So everywhere we go she is the lil vacuum, I can control my own home, but when we go to friends or family or playdates, it drives me mental because I have to watch her sooo closely. I was hoping when she started walking it would stop cause she wasnt so close to the floor... yeah right... I dont even know how she see's half the stuff!

Jackline - posted on 01/27/2010

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Well I think that maybe its the stage coz am also experiencing what you are going through, this has made me keep things that are harmful out of her reach,lock all things that are dangerous

Clara - posted on 01/27/2010

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I watched the Doctor`s yesterday and they said that it is actually instinctive. Our bodies need bacteria to function and nature just programmed us to obtain the good bacteria this way ! It is also the only way they learn at this stage, through touch and taste.(not dicipline) I am a huge attachment parenting fan, so just enjoy the stages...

Jessica - posted on 01/27/2010

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Yep my boy does that too. It's very normal! They are exploring everything at this age, and they explore with their mouths as well. Plus if they are teething it feels nice to chew. I just sort out a load of stuff my baby can chew or give him something that doesn't look like a toy and he keeps himself amused with that

Emma - posted on 01/23/2010

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I'm just repeating what's been said, but just make sure stuff accessible to her is big enough that she can't get it all in her mouth, it will put your mind at ease. It could be that as she now has teeth, more may be on their way and the texture of something in her mouth is soothing to her gums.

Sharon - posted on 01/22/2010

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my daughters the same but she has slowly learnt the word no and then she gives it to me. what i did was take the item off her and say no each time and now i can usually get it off her before she puts it in her mouth took me a few months but its worth it

Cathy - posted on 01/22/2010

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Unfortunately I think it is fairly common. My daughter tries to put everything in her mouth so I just make sure that the things she can reach aren't harmful and she can't choke on it so then I worry less. Hang in there it is a phase and will worsen during teething at least ours has.

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