Embracing a Healthy Family: Does Anyone Have Experience ....

Does Anyone Have Experience ....

with a child that chews on clothes??? 


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My 2.5 year old constantly chews on her shirts or anything she can get a hold on.  It's disgusting as she's soaks everything and is ruining her clothes with little holes and the fact the clothes get stretched out in an odd way.  I have never experienced this before so I have no idea.  I don't know if she's a nervous child given her two near death medical experiences, her continued medical issues with daily medications or it's just a weird habit. 

She's a very happy child with a HUGE type A personality (i.e. loses temper fast and yells).

Anyone experience this with their children and if so, how did you stop it?

Thanks!

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Keri said...

She sounds like my 6-year-old, who is definitely Type A and has asthma. She outgrew chewing on clothes, but still chews on stuffed animals on occasion. We didn't do anything specific, but the more we reprimanded her the worse it got. Ignoring a bad habit seems like the best way to make it go away, but you might talk to your pediatrician.