Sucking on Clothes

My 7 yr old son sucks his clothes. He sucks his winter coat & sleeves. Is this something I should be concerned about or is this just a very strange stage he is going through?

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Feb 13, 2012
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Chewy tube in the meantime
by: Anonymous

My daughter does the same - chewing on the sleeves and pencils.

Provide a chewy tube for her to be able to chew when she is nervous and to give her the oral stimulation. Using the brushing technique in the morning and evening has helped my daughter to calm her down and not chew so much.

Feb 07, 2012
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by: Anonymous

My sister did that as a kid when she was nervous. But she grew out of it and is completely normal. Just take notice of the situations that make him suck his sleeves, write them down if needed so you can look back on them and see patterns.

But it could just be a habit. my nephew used to do it after we stopped giving him a dummy.

Feb 07, 2012
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Sucking on shirts is often not a phase
by: Anonymous

Report it to your pediatrician. It could be a sign of anxiety or another disorder.

Feb 06, 2012
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Sucking Clothes
by: Danielle

My daughter is 5 and has always sucked her thumb and still does at night, however, she too has started sucking on her sleeves, especially now that it is winter. I don't know what to make of it, but that is all new in the last 6 months. She seems to do it out of boredom???

Feb 06, 2012
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anxiety?
by: Anonymous

It could be anxiety. report it to the pediatrician.

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