Help to stop licking/biting toys

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ganesh.babu1981
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Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby ganesh.babu1981 » Wed May 27, 2015 1:11 am

My 3 year old son licks and bite almost all of his toys without playing functionally.
While biting his toys he does lot of testing. I am not sure why he is doing so. I tried to stop him multiple time, but it doesn't help.

Is there any medical reason why he does this? I will be grateful if somebody can suggest me some tips to help him stop biting toys.

I think once he stop biting, he will start playing with them.

Please share some of your experiences/suggestion.

Thanks in advance.

kulkulkan
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Re: Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby kulkulkan » Wed May 27, 2015 11:08 am

Try carnosine. There is a zinc-carnosine that you can buy from iherb (in case there is a zinc deficiency as well and want to supplement that) or just L-carnosine. PharmaNAC is the other one that I would look into - both NAC and Carnosine are antioxidants that have been shown to have efficacy in controlled double blinded ASD studies. NAC seems to help reduce repetitive behaviors such as nail biting, picking, etc. and a few studies on that as well. We didn't have this issue but we do give low doses of zinc carnosine and NAC (not as much as the studies) off and on.

ganesh.babu1981
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Re: Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby ganesh.babu1981 » Thu May 28, 2015 3:07 am

Thanks kulkulkan for your reply. We haven't thought of zinc deficiency. Let me talk to our development specialist and do some test and see if he has zinc deficiency.

Do you have any other suggestion for us when we talk to our development specialist?

myc
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Re: Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby myc » Thu May 28, 2015 11:55 am

we have the same problem with our 3 year old daughter.. she constantly has to chew or lick toys ...

We had a bunch of testing but zinc was not low on her ... I know she has sensory issues ... but not sure as well what we can do about it ..

dragondad
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Re: Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby dragondad » Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:51 pm

A 3 year old will still have a lot of oral fixation. In addition your son may be getting teeth. With my son we noticed he would stick toys in the back and gnaw on them, his molars eventually came in. It did not matter what he was doing, he would randomly pick up stuff and just absentmindedly put it in his mouth. We just had to make sure he did not have access to anything truly dangerous. It lasted for a while and drove us a bit nuts, even at 7 he will still occasionally grab something and put it in his mouth.

myc
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Re: Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby myc » Tue Jun 09, 2015 2:12 pm

some days its better.. some days its worst... I just hope one day she gets off this "need" or "habit" :(

sanlim
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Re: Help to stop licking/biting toys

Postby sanlim » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:19 pm

My cousin also mouths and chews to satisfy sensory input - bites his fingers, or puts anything in his mouth he can get a hold of. We got him a chew necklace and it works wonders. He just wears it around his neck and it's a great alternative distraction. Got it on Amazon for full price but saw it for 50% off right now for Cyber Monday! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077BL7Z4K?th=1 Hope it'll help :)


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