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Help! My kid eats weird stuff :(

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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I thought she would grow out of it. She'll be 17 mos this week. I'm not talking food, she bites off pieces of the paint on the windowsill, the vinyl of the chair on my exercise bike, she even got ahold of poop one day when big sis had an accident. I don't know if I should have her seen, or if it's just a kid thing. My other dds grew out of putting everything in their mouths by 1 year
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psych_mom
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I would talk to the doctor. It may be just curiosity or it could be more.

HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2012 at 5:07 PM

 I agree. I've heard of some children doing similar and having a disorder. I'll have to think about what they called it or just go ask lol

Quoting psych_mom:

I would talk to the doctor. It may be just curiosity or it could be more.

 

3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 5:10 PM
I looked it up, and found some info on pica. Is that what you are thinking of?
It says it can be a disorder in kids over 18 mos, but her development is around the 2 yr old area. This has ben going on off and on for 6 months


Quoting HisSweetheart07:

 I agree. I've heard of some children doing similar and having a disorder. I'll have to think about what they called it or just go ask lol


Quoting psych_mom:


I would talk to the doctor. It may be just curiosity or it could be more.


 

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HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Jun. 17, 2012 at 5:13 PM

 I called and asked her. She said it's called "PICA"

 

Here's a link to a site with info

3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 5:17 PM
Thank you!

Quoting HisSweetheart07:

 I called and asked her. She said it's called "PICA"


 


Here's a link to a site with info

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inmybizz
by Ruby Member on Jun. 17, 2012 at 5:35 PM

strange..I have no clue.

SassyWildflower
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Sounds very much like pica. my nephew had it around that age--he would eat crayons and paper, etc. i'd talk to the doctor about it for sure.

christinab313
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Definitely talk to your doctor. It could be a sign of a nutritional deficiency.

3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 7:48 PM
Hmmm. She eats crayons, too... I'll definetly be talking to a doc.

Quoting SassyWildflower:

Sounds very much like pica. my nephew had it around that age--he would eat crayons and paper, etc. i'd talk to the doctor about it for sure.

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3cutiebugs
by on Jun. 17, 2012 at 7:51 PM
Yeah, I've decided to take her in. she eats all the food we give her, tho, so I dunno... But she had a 2 vessel umbilicle cord, so maybe that has something to do with it. They said she could have kidney issues because of it.

Quoting christinab313:

Definitely talk to your doctor. It could be a sign of a nutritional deficiency.

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