No Licking... The Floor Is Dirty!!!

by Krystal
(Gladewater, TX)

My two year old son has always had his share of quirks, most recently being his fascination with licking everything. He's been very recently diagnosed with SPD.


Well, one day, he was playing in the kitchen, minding his own business, when my husband and mother-in-law came in. When he realizes nobody is paying attention to him, he drops to the floor and starts licking the kitchen floor. We are all yelling at him to stop, that the floor is dirty and yucky. So then my son gets up, goes to the table, gets a napkin, then goes back to the very spot he was licking before and wipes it off.... then he starts licking it Again!!!

We were laughing so hard at him. Sometimes my silly boy is too smart for his own good.

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Nov 17, 2016
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Mar 10, 2016
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licking
by: Anonymous

I went to my sons school and on the carpet they had put a piece of tape... I found out that this was to make all the children sit behind the tape because my son kept trying to lick the teachers shoes!! That was when he was about 5. Recently he has been diagnosed with Autism, SPD and ADHD! all those quirky little habits make sense now. We are not alone. Our kids are different , and amazing!

Nov 07, 2013
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Tasty?
by: Anonymous

My 3 year old with SPD has just entered the licking phase. He shoves his fingers (practically his fist) in his mouth most of the time. But he also sticks his tongue out all the way and rubs it along the back of his arm. Back and fourth, over and over. I have encouraged him to use a Chew Stix sensory chew toy but it only satisfies him for a moment. He licks his utensils, food (which is fine to me), and shopping cart handles. Discouraging him only seems to increase his desire to lick.

Sep 15, 2013
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Crazy Licking!
by: Stella

My son age FIVE! He wants to licks everyones hair. It's just so weird. My friend screamed when he did. His teacher told me he ate some yarn! I told him he better not do any eating or licking anything! Then this morning for breakfast, he didn't eat. I said eat your food, then he told me that i said not to! Gosh it's so fustrating. You can even see lick marks all over the house! Im glad im not the only one!

Jun 13, 2013
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What is SPD
by: Triza Too

My baby gal is only nine months and licks the floor like crazy....she is the youngest compared to yours! Oh My God!

Oct 14, 2011
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My 3.5 Year old Boy is a licker too :(
by: AnnaBanana

It's been really strange since before he turned 3 his first fascination was to poke his finger nail in the back of my elbow, sniff and lick it too sometimes. It feels as a parent very uncomfortable and kinda embarrassing in front of family and friends. Recently now he has taking a liking to licking the couch, the fridge and the fireplace...and who knows what else when were not paying attention in those little moments. My Husband has tried being stern at his level, punishment by going to bed early but still he has no fear and is still a licker.

As a Mother I've looked at him and just watched him do these weird things and wonder why he's doing it..told him he could get really sick from it. He's 3, he's a BOY I was expecting weird things to happen, but this is just too much. I'm going to research this site a little more, glad to see I'm not the only one.

Sep 17, 2009
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We are really not alone!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much for your story. I was absolutely perplexed when my son was suspended from bus service last year (he was 4 at the time) for licking the bus windows. So gross!!! I am sure it caused a stir on the bus, which probably prompted him to do it even more. He sure does love to make people laugh!

Aug 16, 2009
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kids lol
by: Alisa

My oldest son who has now been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when threw a licking phase and drove every mad lol. I never knew about sensory issues back then and I could not figure out why he was doing it. I look back now and understand as I have read many web pages about many topics and I wish I knew what I know now back then.

Nov 22, 2008
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Licking in evaluation
by: Anonymous

I have been pulling my hair out for 2 years now with my 3 year old. EVERYTHING goes in the mouth!!! Not one of our hotwheels actually has wheels anymore. I finally called the schools to evaluate him, he is not officially diagnosed yet but a parent knows. They were trying to play with him and he was hiding under the table licking the metal legs!!! I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest and I can breathe easier knowing I can finally help my son. Thank you for this web site!!!!!!!

Nov 12, 2008
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love it!
by: Anonymous

Love it! My son who just turned 3 was licking the wall at the end of our booth at a restaurant! My husband and I were floored! Since then he tries to lick our legs, arms, hands and mirrors all over the house. I had no idea so many other people have experienced this SPD quirk with their kids! What can you do, but laugh!

Nov 08, 2008
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Licker
by: Jill D

We caught our daughter at age 3 licking the driveway and the car tire. She was just so compelled to experience them by oral means.

Oct 24, 2008
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I had FORGOTTEN about the licking!
by: Anonymous

oH MY! LOL!

I had completely forgotten about dd's licking phase. I think she was about 3-4yo, but maybe as young as 2. She went through this stage where she would LICK people's faces instead of giving a kiss. She was really insistent about it, and thought it was the funniest thing ever no matter how much the recipient protested. I can't remember how long it took before she finally came around to giving normal kisses on the cheek.

And then we had the time during potty training when a drop splashed on the seat, and she licked her finger to spit-clean the drop on the toilet seat. I caught her wrist as her finger headed back toward her mouth, while exclaiming, "We do not lick the toilet!!!" Things I never thought I'd say as a parent...it wasn't exactly licking the toilet directly, but ... well, y'all have been there ... it was the first words that came to mind as I was diving toward her in the nick of time... LOL

Sep 14, 2008
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Delicious dirt
by: Anonymous

Ha! At the age of two, mine would sit with his back to me so that he could munch on chunks of dirt without getting caught. It was like a little boy with a chocolate bar!

Jun 02, 2008
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So glad I am not alone
by: Anonymous

This made me laugh. My son who is almost 3 licks EVERYTHING; the fridge, screen doors, our car, neighbors cars and the list goes on if you try to stop him he only sneaks to something else to lick. It is refreshing to know that My son is not the only one that licks.

May 20, 2008
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Hysterical - I can totally see it
by: Cecily

Oh my gosh, that's just a riot. My son finds "Ghost Patricks" (like Mirror Patricks, but in windows instead of mirrors) wherever there is a pane of glass, and he licks them. By way of affection, I think. This sometimes means the oven door, which of course is disgusting. No floors yet.

Dec 05, 2007
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That's Great
by: Anonymous

I have to say that's really funny. I know how it feels to mouth things. I will almost put anything in my mouth!

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