5yr old mouths and licks strange things

by Wendy
(Australia)

My 5YR old daughter always has to have something in her mouth. Whether it be glue, stickytape, playdough she finds things and eats them. Her concentration span is very limited and she yells and screams when things dont go her way.

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Nov 28, 2011
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T-tube
by: Anonymous

We have attached a stretchy key chain around the waist of our son. (pants must have belt loops) On the end of the key chain we have attached a chewy tube. Our son does not leave the house without it and he uses this for oral sensory input as he needs it.

Nov 27, 2011
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Zinc
by: Anonymous

I recently read that mouthing things can be a sign of a zinc deficiency.

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