Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Paper Chase

Playette chews paper, any kind (towel, toilet, bills, napkins, etc.). I thought it was a baby thing, but she's not a little baby anymore. She loves the stuff. At least now, when I ask her to spit it out into my hand, she will. She knows it's not food.

[Hey! Lady who posted on the Babycenter TMR* board that kids with Ds throw food because they don't know what it is? My kid knows what food is. Just thought you'd want to know.

Not that she's reading this, but still. Grr. Ignorance.]

So.

She likes it. She chews it. She mouths a lot of things still, actually, but perhaps that is because she's still teething. (Left front tooth is finally poking through. We may get a matching set after all! WOOT!)

Does/did anyone else experience this with your kid? If so, did you do anything about it? Does it continue?


*Termination for Medical Reasons

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

My kid is 21 months old, and he does not have Ds. He throws his food ALL THE TIME. On the contrary, I think kids who throw their food know EXACTLY what it is, and EXACTLY what they are doing! Pushing our buttons!

Lisa said...

I remember you posting about what that woman said, C. Some people just have it all so, so wrong.

The Sanchez Family said...

Joaquin is OBSESSED with paper, wipes, anything soft he can stuff into his mouth! I know it has something to do with needing the oral stimulation/input but I still don't know what to do about it?!?! Hopefully someone has a suggestion :)!!!

Cate said...

they don't know what food is? are you kidding me?

step away from the babycenter.

Anonymous said...

I have two younger cousins (siblings) that had this issue through elementary school (not sure if they still do it). Neither of them have Ds. Their dad told me it was a caused by a nutrient deficiency they had, something about the paper satisfied something (of course i can't remember now, but I'll see if i can find out more info. (Tahira)

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Anonymous said...

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Peaches323 said...

Have you tried the paper? Maybe she is on to something and it's actually good. I have heard that eating weird things may be a symptom of a nutrient deficiency.

Life with Kaishon said...

She sounds so totally precious!