Friday, 25 October 2013
Or it would i it wasn't so painfully familiar. Thing One is also incredibly orally fixated. He too used to chew his sleeves and suck the collar of his school uniform making it look ragged, discoloured an quite frankly vile. It's one thing at home yet another whilst at school. If it's not his clothing it's his fingers. Usually whilst watching tv or in bed at night. The corner of his bedding is mangled from being sucked an chewed and even his bloody curtains had been sucked an chewed at the corner. At one point I sprayed tea tree oil on his school collars to stop them going in his mouth! Still, it's marginally preferential to his winter licking syndrome where he licks around his mouth so much it turns bright red and looks alarmingly awful. When he was a baby he'd suck the tail of a soft toy yet refused a dummy. Bare in mind these aren't nervous nor unhappy children, they're content, expressive and happy... just terribly orally fixated.
Does your child having any comfort habits? How do you deal with them?