HELP! My 6 month old keeps gaging himself sometimes to the point of being sick,

Jessica - posted on 07/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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HELP! My 6 month old keeps gaging himself sometimes to the point of being sick, he sits there and trys to shove his whole fist down his throat even when he gags he doesnt remove his hand i have to do it. he has been doing it more and more lately does anyone know why babies do this? is it normal and will it last long? how can i stop him?

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Claire - posted on 07/03/2011

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Teething sounds like a possibility, even at 6months. Have you tried giving him something that he can chew on? Maybe a cold washcloth or big spoons?
If it really gets to a point where he's making himself sick, there's an anti-nailbiting polish you could try that gives a bitter taste; only problem is that it washes right off so you have to keep reapplying it. I would save that idea for later though, when he bites you :\

Katherine - posted on 07/03/2011

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Teething, exploration. You just have to keep removing his hands and maybe give him something to chew on.
Also some Tylenol may help.

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