Karen - posted on 03/24/2013 ( 21 moms have responded )
I am at my wits end with my son. He is 22 months old and he puts his hand so far into his mouth that he gags on it! He does this several and I mean SEVERAL times a day. Especially right after he gets done eating and he does it at least 5 or 6 times. He has been doing it for at least a month or more and I do not know what to do to stop him! I've tried distracting him, offering him something to drink, holding his hands, telling him "no" etc, and I've tried just ignoring it hoping he will stop. Nothing is working. He has not thrown up yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time until he does. He does it so much at one time that his face turns red and his eyes water. I just don't know what to do. Is this normal? Will he stop on his own?