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licking?

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Does or did your child constantly lick?


My oldest, now 4; still from time to time licks EVERYTHING. When I catch him, he thinks it's funny. Secretly, I know he likes it. He does not do it as often anymore, but


WHY????


Also,

there is a child where i work that does the same.

Ideas?

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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MeeshMom
by Platinum Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 7:11 PM

my son did that a few times. Pay no attention so they don't get a rise out of you. But if it is getting bad i say do a time out or take away the item punishment but explain why licking is bad and can spread germs.

Robsessed98
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Not a friggin clue LOL. My gs does the same thing but says he doesn't know why.

victoriangavin
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Mine is almost 5 months and enjoys his days blowing rasberries and licking me every chance he gets
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zebralove
by Bronze Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:03 AM
I ask him why he does it, he says "because".

Someone told me that i took him off the bottle too soon or as an infant don't let him explore the way he was suppose to with his mouth. (Putting things in there, sensory wise).

I've tried to ignore him, but he licks me too. It's soooooo gross! Lol.
PeaceLoveZ
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:22 AM

 No, he doesn't and if he started I'd stop that real quick! My oldest niece used to lick the bottom of her shoes all the time, it was awful! But she picked that up from her day care.

lydi
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM

 my niece who is now 2 would like stuff, the weirdest being the christmas tree. it was more of a sensory thing to her i think, but she outgrew it.  i would try calmly saying no and distracting him with something else or punishment that is appropriate for a 4 year old. if you want to believe the lack of sensory as a baby try sensory stuff for his hands.

Mommyto2LilMen
by Tina on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:50 AM
No my son with ADD/ADHD chews on his clothing/blankets a lot.
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