Mouthing of objects... hair, rubber, velcro...

Alia - posted on 03/13/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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Has anyone experienced their child mouthing objects past the age where they really should? At 3 my sons doctor still does not think its a problem but as the weeks turned into months and now its a year and a half later I am still wondering. She says all the blood work is fine and that he will grow out of it. But I find it incredibly frustrating when my son understands that he should not be eating hair or velcro but he truly cant stop himself from putting it in his mouth. One morning I took out 17 clumps of hair out of his mouth. There are 4 females in the house and I clean constantly however he seeks it out. How can I help him satisfy this insatiable urge to put these things in his mouth? Any suggestions?

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Katherine - posted on 03/13/2012

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It sounds like either pica or a sensory issue. Find another doctor.

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