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December 8th, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Quantum_Leap View Post
Lately, my older son is CONSTANTLY sucking on the sleeves of his shirts, the collar of his coat, etc. -- basically any article of clothing he can get access to. There is absolutely nothing I can do to stop it. Even if I take his shirt off of him, he just sucks on his fingers instead. So, what to do? He's not sick, per se, but he's definitely spreading his germs everywhere, and I can't keep it under control. I don't know what is up with his sudden oral fixation, but even his teachers at school have commented on it. I don't want him to get others sick, but I also can't see keeping him cooped up in the house all day -- that's not good for anyone.
You might look into chewelry. It is marketed for kids with sensory issues, but my older one loved it when he went through a similar phase. I think a LOT of kids would love one, not just kids with specific needs - but kids in various developmental phases seem to like to chew or suck on clothing & such.
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