I would say for the time being, yes. Has she spoken to the doctor about this? Does he have other issues surrounding his oral motor skills? Does he not handle food in his mouth easily?
My son has that problem, and he was just diagnosed with SPD.....his SPD effects his oral motor skills. He has this uncontrollable need to chew on everything. So, pacis help us to ensure he doesn't chew on anything that he can choke on. He's also 17 months old, so much younger, too!
we have a friend who went thru something similar. their dd was over 4 and periodically they would try to take the paci away and she would start sucking her thumb. they decided the paci was the better option because they could leave it in the bed! she's 5 now and FINALLY gave it up!
i don't know what i would do if it were my child but that's what they did :)
Dont give it back! That will just prolong his 'chewing' habit. Give him some teething toys to chew on. Or have him snack on Cheerios so he can learn what he can and can't put in his mouth.
Definitely not....it will just send him mixed messages! What about the teething rings you put in the fridge/freezer? Maybe he's getting his molars or something? I would definitely speak to the pediatrician about this as well to make sure there isn't anything else going on orally.
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