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why do toddlers like to lick metal?

my daughter always licks the screws on toys and such..... its almost like she is on a mission to taste the metal.

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clmtdianne

Asked by clmtdianne at 6:51 PM on Mar. 22, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (8)
  • Eeeew!!
    prettyrayray

    Answer by prettyrayray at 6:56 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • I have no clue,my neice used to crawl around,and lick your legs,used to drive me nuts.
    Val504

    Answer by Val504 at 6:56 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • No clue.

    LOL at Val's post.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:02 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Maybe she has a lack of iron.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • metal, wood, dirt, mine are equal opportunity lickers. LOL.
    KARRIEMARIE

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 7:18 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • She is just exploring the world around her. She listens, looks, touches, smells and tastes anything she can get her hands on.
    Marwill

    Answer by Marwill at 7:30 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Cuz metal tastes zingy!
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 9:28 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

  • Toddlers lick everything. They are just curious.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 11:20 PM on Mar. 22, 2009

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