4 year oldthat still dribbles

Irene - posted on 02/14/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have a boy of almost 5 years that still dribbles, especially when he is concentrating. Ateacher at his school has told me he will grow out of it but when? The Doctor seemed unconcerned and there are no teeth problems. Anyone had a simular experience?

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Cath - posted on 02/14/2009

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Quoting Irene:

4 year oldthat still dribbles

I have a boy of almost 5 years that still dribbles, especially when he is concentrating. Ateacher at his school has told me he will grow out of it but when? The Doctor seemed unconcerned and there are no teeth problems. Anyone had a simular experience?



hi i couldnt help but smile when i read this my son turned 8 in jan and he still dribbles when he really engrossed in something i really wouldnt worry it gets better as they get older xxx

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Glynis - posted on 02/18/2009

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hi my son is nearly seven and he still slavers  and can dribble wet through to his vest the speach and lanauge told me it was oramotor skils  thats when they dribble all the time it has somthing to do with them talking and using there mouth as they told me he hasnt  learnt how to swallow his slaver  yet  but  they can learn with like blowing bubbles it helps to get there mouth in the right places and saying letters that helps them aswell



 

Clair - posted on 02/14/2009

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My son had a similar prob, he has grown out of it now, since he was about 7. I was told that he had he's bottle to late, he's tonsil were to big and that he mite hve a bad tooth.After havin it all checked and coming bck normal i just waited. I really think that boys can be a little bit lazy. I no its hard but try not to worry to much. As long as he's not bothered i would wait until he grows out of it.xx

Tammy - posted on 02/14/2009

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My son is 3 and still dribbles as bad as a teething 1 and 1/2 yearold, I took to him to Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia (is there anywhere else) for an ear problem and the dr immdiately took an xray of his adnoids. They were enlarged but did not require surgery right away. Just a little side note. It did not bother him at all he is and was in no pain.

Irene - posted on 02/14/2009

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Thanks for the reassurance, I am not a huge worry bug but thought I may as well share my thoughts!!!

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