I babysit a girl that licks everything.handles,pictures, the refrigerator, all the toys,books,paper..you name it, she has licked it.
Its really gross and I think thats part of the reason shes sick all the time..can you imagine all the germs she must be putting into her body. ew.
I know its normal for babies to put things in thier mouth. But I have a toddler and she doesnt do this..she stopped a little while after she turned 1 of putting anything and everything into her mouth. But is it normal at THIS age...22 months? Almost 2 years old?
I'm always telling her, " Thats not for your m outh sweetie" and I take it and wash it...or take her away from whatever it was she was licking.Her mom and dad thinks this is normal and never tries to stop her from doing this,and I almost think thier giving me an attitude about correcting her.
I was thinking it could be "PICA" but not sure...I mentionede it to her mom and she just laughed.
But I'm serious! I think this girl has a problem..but then again, I could be wrong..does any of your kids do this? Do they eventually stop? Am I looking too much into it? Or could this be a true problem?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:47 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by MaryMW at 2:30 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 1:48 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by jen2774161 at 1:50 PM on Mar. 28, 2011
Answer by meooma at 1:52 PM on Mar. 28, 2011