My daughter has recently started just randomly chewing on things... the collar of her shirt, the tails or legs of her stuffed animals, pennys, straws, her toe nails, you name it! This just started over the past few months and I punish her every time I catch her doing it but she will start chewing on her shirt while in time out! Any ideas?!Answer Question
Answer by coala at 1:07 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
Answer by ReneeK3 at 5:11 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
i know a lotta kids that do that, usually kindergarten and first grade, usually a nervous habit, see what stress is causing it, i had a kid that was uncomfortable reading and would routinely bite the buttons off his sleeves to chew them, so that he could chew something during reading circle!! our solution was sugar free gum and an understanding about how to dispose of it (not on the carpet!) i would suggest checking to see if it is a nervous thing...btw kids who put things into their mouths get sick with colds and flus at alarming rates so it is really a health issue in teh day of the super bugs!
Answer by AmaliaD at 8:05 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
Answer by imtheonlysane1 at 9:09 PM on Nov. 24, 2008
Answer by 20sumstepmom at 11:11 PM on Nov. 26, 2008
Answer by Waxing_Lyrical at 6:39 PM on Nov. 29, 2008