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I know this little boy who is almost 6 who is constantly putting things in his mouth. I have seen him stuffing his shirt into his mouth as if he is trying to pack it into his cheeks as tight as he can. He also chews on his fingers. I talked about it with his mom and she said she did the same thing when she was little and still occasionally chews on her fingers or tongue without even realizing it. Is this normal?? Is it a disorder of some kind?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Dec. 17, 2010 in Health

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  • actually it is normal. but it can be a case of ocd. my nephew is the same way but instead he chews on his nail and toenails. i know gross right. hes only three and has been diagnosed with ocd.

    Answer by 2010mommy0914 at 4:25 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I don't really see it as normal, but I guess anything is possible.

    Answer by KTMOM at 5:51 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I would think may be he's nervous or anxious about something

    Answer by megamamaw at 12:57 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

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