Y does my 3 yr old still slobber?

Nikki - posted on 04/03/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 3 yr old is still slobbering really bad, I ask my dr but for some reason she won't tell me why, could there be something that I really need to see another dr about or am I just over reacthing? I know it can't be teeting because he has all of his teeth I don't know what else it could be

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Erin - posted on 04/03/2010

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Does your Dr. just not know or some how indicates they may know and just doesn't tell you? I would demand to know if he/she knows and if they don't tell you get another pediatrition. That's just weird.

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Rochelle - posted on 10/06/2010

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hello, my son dribbled alot and asked doctors and got nothing.. they say when he talks more he'll swallow more and dribble less but it was my other sons Speech therapist that told me he has low muscle tone and that he needs to use his mouth more to strenghten the muscle so getting him to eat foods he needs to chew more like meat and chewy lollies and hard biscuits etc will help fix the problem and it has worked .......hope that helps : )

Meryl - posted on 04/06/2010

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Nonsense! My boy was very dribbly too! He wore bibs constantly. He was a bit better by 3 but it is not an indication of Autism. How much 'slobber' does he produce? is his speech ok? I'm sure he'll grow out of it but try to encourage him to swallow a bit more sometimes ( make sure he is able to swallow easily). Ask your Health visitor, if it is excessive she will be the one to know. Maybe it is to do with the saliva glands overworking but maybe it's nothing to worry about. good luck.

Nikki - posted on 04/05/2010

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all she has ever said was he mite have autism or ADHD but other than that nothing. I looked up all the signs for those things and neither one says antything about slobber

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