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IS IT NORMAL...

THAT MY 2 YEAR OLD STILL DROOLS? LIKE ALOT,LOL I DONT REMEMBER MY FIRST SLOBBERING THAT LONG

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CRTT

Asked by CRTT at 8:58 PM on Jan. 1, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Maybe he needs OC therapy!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:01 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Sorry I meant OT!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:02 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Has the child cut all the back molars? If not that is a real good reason. If all the teeth are in lay yoour child down and look at his/her nostrils. Is one side bigger than the other significantly? Sometimes when kids have a deviated septum or are just plain stuffy from allergies they drool a lot from constantly having their mouth open to breathe. If you are concerned about it check it out with your pediatrician.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:03 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • my daughter still does if she has her binki(yes shes two and still uses one) i dont think its a problem just ask their dr at next apt

    marissad

    Answer by marissad at 9:04 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • ot?? NO thats for their hands lol damn nut. u mean speach
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:17 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • My 2 and 3 year olds still drool. It's a problem (for them) of low oral motor tone. They are both in speech therapy for delays (not that drooling has to do with that) but the exercises she does is helping them both.

    My 3 year old does "kissy face" and then big smile. He does that several times. He also holds a straw or tongue depressor (popcicle stick) between his LIPS for a bit. Reminders of "dry mouth" or "wipe your chin" ...and "lock your lips" have helped him recognize when he's doing it (mouth hanging open). He rarely drools now, usually only when he's in deep concentration on something while looking down.
    TiccledBlue

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:20 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • My son is 18 months and he is still drooling like crazy. I feel so bad because his shirt will get soaking wet and his neck gets really wet. I change his shirt a few times a day. I hadn't thought of there possibly being a problem. He just cut all four molers but he still has four teeth left to cut. I am hoping that he stops drooling when these teeth come in. As for speech problems. I dont see that. My son talks really well. He says between 40-60 words and he pronounces pretty well. I would just talk to his pediatrician as I will do next time. I think I also might try reminding him to close his mouth or something.
    Shannon0622

    Answer by Shannon0622 at 11:00 PM on Jan. 1, 2009

  • Yes, it can be a tongue problem. It is worth an evaluation. It could also be teeth and I know some people with excess saliva - over productive ducts?? It can't hurt to talk to your pediatrician.
    stannseniors

    Answer by stannseniors at 1:33 AM on Jan. 2, 2009

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