As the title says. He sucks/chews on the neck of his shirts. The front is always wet and he stinks. The collars of his school shirts are ruined. If it's not his shirts it's the drawstring off his pants. It's frustrating.
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18-02-2014 20:22 #1
How to stop 5yo chewing on his shirt?
18-02-2014 20:41 #2-
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Yep, both my ds's did this at around that age. I just had to keep reminding them not to do it.
I wonder if you could spray something yucky tasting on his clothes? (Eg: rid?)
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18-02-2014 20:46 #3
One of our mums at school used to put extra hot chilli sauce on the collar?
18-02-2014 20:47 #4
18-02-2014 21:24 #5
Honestly some times I think you're talking about my son, our kids sound very similar just 2 yrs apart.
DS is 7 1/2 and still does this sometimes and if it's not this he's pulling at his tops and stretching the necks. My best guess is its a tired thing but I don't really understand and he can't tell me why he does it.
Quite frankly I cracked it and told him the next top he ruined he would have to use his savings to replace. We went through and counted his piggy bank and wallet and how much it would cost to replace a top and well he wasn't thrilled about that.
For the most part he has stopped doing it, if he does do it we have the same conversation. I wish I knew what triggered it but I did notice a number of kids at school doing it so decided it wasn't a sign of too much more.
18-02-2014 21:43 #6
Any ideas why they do it? We remind him every time we see him chewing it, a minute later he does it again.
18-02-2014 21:56 #7
Do you notice it happening more at any particular time of the day? I think DS is worse later in the day when he is tired. I think it's a combination of tired and nervous (like sporting things for DS that he's grading in). It may be an anxiety thing, I do think sometimes DS might suffer from a little anxiety but I'm not sure what is age appropriate or something more to be concerned of.
18-02-2014 21:56 #8-
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You can get stuff from the chemist that's for thumb suckers, but it might stain?
18-02-2014 21:59 #9
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