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    Default 5 yr old chewing everything

    Just wondering if anyone has a child that constantly chews things. My 5yr old daughter has always chewed her nails (which I did as a child) alway chewed her cuddle toy - went through 5 of them and now just chews anything, sleeves, buttons on clothes, dolls, paper, toys.. The list is endless.

    Anyway Iv done a little googling and found some children have oral motor needs I think it is, there is lots of stuff around so just thought I'd see if anyone else has had this problem and has some advice. There are chew toys etc available that I can buy just not sure where to start.
    My daughter is a very healthy, normal and active 5yr old... Just chews and eats everything she shouldn't......heeelllpp...

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    Id head the gp.

    My lil boy has sensory processing disorder, he mouths everything, licks sucks chews.. Our occupational therapist helps us with it (amongst other things)

    Gp should give u a referal, i def think its best to see a professional they can suggest things ud never think of.

    Good luck.

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    Yeah I was thinking that too, there are some OTs that specialise in that, or so Iv read...her Pre school teacher always said she was very sensory but I had no idea there was a disorder or need to do it due to anxiety/ stress etc..anyway I'll make an appt and go from there.

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