20month old eating odd things...

Stefanie - posted on 02/08/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So my son has never put non-food things in his mouth until now!! in the last 3 days he has chewed up/eaten 3 crayons and 1/2 of a foam soccer ball!! Has this suddenly happened to anyone else? Any ideas on how to stop this?? He has only done it when I'm not looking or when I have left him alone. The crayons happened in less the 5mins (potty break) and the soccer ball happened in less then 15mins (dogs potty break). I have left him alone before with these same things and have never had a problem until now. Any advice would ROCK!!!

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Iridescent - posted on 02/08/2010

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All you can really do is keep a close eye on him. He's likely getting 2 year molars (based on his age and the fact that this isn't typical behavior for him). Feel or look in his mouth to see. You can use Oragel, frozen washcloths, frozen fruit pieces...

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