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My son 15 months old eats papers. He will eat any paper, cardboard( keeps chewing it until it softens), boxes anything. we have tried a lot but he wins every time

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Asked by A11 at 1:51 AM on Mar. 4, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My daughter did that when she was younger. She would pick up nearly anything off the floor, including things you mentioned, and gnaw on them. I would just make sure you keep all paper and cardboard type of items stored way up high so he cannot reach them. He is probably just exploring his surroundings and trying out new things to eat, but keep all of those away from him so he is not hurt by eating a lot of it.

    Answer by brookes_mom04 at 1:54 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Then keep them out of his reach? Seems like a pretty easy task to me!

    Our DD is the same way. We woke up one morning and seriously 1/3rd of her books were destroyed (eaten). So we moved her book case into our room and since then the problem has been solved. There's nothing else around like that for her to destroy.

    The book case has been out of her room for several months and we don't intend on moving it back in until she's grown out of eating her books. She still tries to nibble when we're reading to her, so we know she isn't ready.

    Answer by Razelda at 1:54 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Well it is not harmful. But you should keep it out of reach.

    Answer by Hatsumomo at 2:42 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • Is she teething? You could give her a frozen washcloth to chew on.

    Answer by elenalee at 10:29 AM on Mar. 4, 2011

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