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My 18 month old son has a habit of putting everything in his mouth? How can I get rid of his this habit?

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newmommy121211

Asked by newmommy121211 at 9:14 AM on Jun. 12, 2013 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It comes with the age. Just continue to tell him no.
    LostSoul88

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 9:19 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • You can't, it's what they do.

    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:21 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • He will grow out of it. Continue telling him no and redirecting him. He will eventually get over it.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 9:28 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • put a few drops of lemon juice on toys to train him so he learns not to put other things in his mouth
    hellokittykat

    Answer by hellokittykat at 9:36 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Keep things you don't want him to have,out of his reach
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Totally normal and each child stops doing it over time. Babies explore their world with their mouth for a long time and it is something they grow out of on their own. That's why they need so much constant supervision until they do.
    silverthreads

    Answer by silverthreads at 12:21 PM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • My son did it up to the age of 2 almost. Sometimes you have to choose when to say something. Saying No can make them want to do it more. it is a fraze and he will grow out of it. good luck
    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 1:42 PM on Jun. 12, 2013

  • Toddlers explore everything with their mouths. Don't make a big deal of it. Just tell him no, redirect him to something more appropriate, and wait another year or to for him to grow out of the habit.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 3:32 PM on Jun. 12, 2013

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