Putting things in their mouths

Carisa - posted on 07/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I have two girls, 4 1/2 and 16 months. My oldest daughter is still putting things in her mouth. Sometimes, I will tell her to take something out of her mouth only to find her putting it back in a minute later. My 16 month old also puts everything in her mouth, which is probably normal for her age, but I'm afraid she will never stop because her sister does it. Any ideas on how to break this habit?

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Priya - posted on 07/28/2010

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Emm......it's such a hard thing to do. There is no ending for this habit. It will go on and on and on, no age limits. You just has to tell them frequently until they understood.

Vanessa - posted on 07/26/2010

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I know exactly how you feel. I run a babysitting service out of my home and my toddlers are constantly putting toys in their mouth. With my daughter I had to put a little chili on the toy and that worked just fine. She doesnt do it any more. Just be careful with what they put in their mouth. When my kids were little they got pinworms. Make sure you wash their hands constantly after they eat and play outside. And just keep telling them No whenever you see them putting toys in their mouth.

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