Re: Still putting things in her mouth
It is not typical but can be normal if that makes any sense. Most kids her age are not still mouthing things. Some kids need more sensory input than others so they seem to overdo seemingly normal things. A child with tactile issues will have to feel everything with his hands. A child with olfactory issues will stop to smell everything. Children with auditory issues will stop to hear the smallest sounds. Then some children have oral sensitivities and have to have everything in their mouths.
IMO, she could probably benifit from an evaluation with an occupational therapist. You might find that things are completely normal. They might also tell you ways to diminish the behavior by giving you ways to help her.
My 2 year old is oral hyposensitive because he has Sensory Processing Disorder. We have to "wake up" his mouth by giving him things that are sour or strong tasting. This helps him meet the sensory needs and not put EVERYTHING in his mouth.
Good luck and I HTH
Mindy (Type 1 Dx'd 11/94..Insulin Pump)
Last edited by Mommyof4; 07-27-2004 at 12:10 AM.