So my 14 month daughter putes her finger down her mouth and makes sure she chokes is this normal?


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Brittany - posted on 09/26/2009




My son did it at 13 months and just started it again at 19 months. But if I'm not careful he actually does it until he throws up and he thinks it's the best game in the world. I'm just worried about what it's doing to his teeth and throat if stomach acid is coming up! He has a full set of perfect teeth! Here's to hoping it stops and he listens when I tell him no and pull his fingers out!

Octavia - posted on 09/25/2009




Wow thanks ladies im so glad my daughter isnt the only weirdo lol.. thanks for the help, ill just try and ignore it!

Stevie - posted on 09/25/2009




wow my 10 month old today was doing things like that and the first time he threw up or spit up and would just keep doing it i had to take his teething ring away and it was a square one why are they doing this its scarry and kinda gross if you find a way to get them to stop let me know too

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yeah my daughter does it too. i tried not reacting to it but she still does it. she is 14months old too. I just gave up, i figure she will get bored of it soon. good luck

Shalene - posted on 09/25/2009




My son is 13 months and he has been doing that since he was around 9 months! It drives me nuts but it doesn't seem to bother him... hopefully they will grow out of it soon lol

Lisa - posted on 09/25/2009




I can't say every kid does this, but I had a child in my day care class that did it. Her parents were conserned they couldn't get her to stop. She would do it when she felt she wasn't get enough of the attention - and it didn't matter where she was or who she was with. We helped her parents with this strategy - when she does it, don't make a comment on it, or act like you notice. get everything ready to clean her up without letting her see you, if you can. then pick her up and clean her without mentioning how she got dirty. If possible, have your hubby/someone else clean anything else that might have gotten messy while you're cleaning her. It shouldn't take long for her to stop if she's doing it for your attention. If she's just trying to explore her mouth/body, thenit will probably take a different method and a little more time for her to stop. I would ask her doctor if you're really concerned.

ELIZABETH - posted on 09/25/2009




My daughter just started to do it too, she stick her fingers down her throat, gags herself, and then laughs. I'm sure they will grow out of it. I just put it towards her teething and helping the pain and once in a while goes a little to deep. I swear my daughter like the way "gagging" feels. I'm sures its normal

Leslie - posted on 09/25/2009




Oh my goodness!!! So 21 month old son STILL does this and it drives me crazy!! (I think he knows this too. Not smart on my part.) For my son we figured that it was when something small and irritating, like a hair, got stuck at the back of his throat or when his teeth were bothering him. My son has actually made himself throw-up several times doing this. Yuck! (And it's usually always when we are on the road and usually after he's just had something to eat. Lucky me.)

Ashley - posted on 09/25/2009




i have 4 kids. they all did this at one point or another. i dont really know the reason, but just from observing this i think maybe they are realizing that there is "stuff" in the back of their mouth and when they touch it, it causes a reaction. so it's probably just a stage she is going through. but definitely if it keeps happening, or causes her any physical probs, i would talk to her dr. about it. good luck!

Rhea - posted on 09/25/2009




I don't know if it is normal or not... but my daughter did it too. she is almost 3 now and doesn't do it as often. She thought it was funny when she did it.

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