My mom told me I did this when I was young also. I also did it later in life as a nervous/bored tick. She may be nervous about something, or it could just be a habit. It may just feel good on her teeth to bite something soft, I know it still feels good for me. I dont know why but I have always been that way. My daughter started doing it when she was 1 1/2 so I started carrying fruit snacks everywhere and would give her a pack when I saw her chewing. It worked for a while and now I give her gum when I see her chew. It makes her completely happy so in turn we are all happy. I hated giving her gum at such a young age but I give her only sugar free gum which makes me feel a smidge better, lol. So try fruit snacks, suckers or even gum if it doesnt bother you and see if it helps her out. My daughter is now 2 and she hasnt chewed on her clothes for a while now, but the blanky....well thats another story, lol. Good luck!
at 3:38 AM on Dec. 17, 2009