Four Year Old Still Puts Small Things In His Mouth!!

@gudheart (12741)
November 29, 2015 10:15am CST
My 4 year old nephew still seems to put things in his month despite us telling him it is dangerous. Just the other day I got him a pencil case set with rubber and a ruler etc, and he decided to start chewing on the rubber. It is strange as his 1 year old sister does not put anything in her mouth! We have told him not to do it, but he still seems to enjoy it. Was you 4 year old the same?
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
29 Nov 15
I guess they were, but I can't remember it's been a few years ago now, mine are 17,16 and 14.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
Yep, long time ago now. I am not sure if it is that common though?
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
29 Nov 15
@gudheart I'm sure they did but not totally sure. Yeah time flies by, it makes you wonder where it all goes too.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
@kevin1877uk I will have to find a way to stop him from doing it!!
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@shellyjaneo (1091)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
At 4 he should have grown out of it by now so I would imagine he is doing it for attention or because he knows it is naughty. It's a hard one because you don't want to make a fuss if that is why he is doing it but you can't just leave him because it's dangerous. Hopefully you can find a middle ground to train the behaviour out of him. Maybe try the naughty step he is old enough to understand x
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
I know right! I think he does it for attention as he has a younger sister and a baby sister now that take up a lot of our attention too.
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• United Kingdom
29 Nov 15
@gudheart Yeah that is probably what the problem is. My sister just had a baby a few weeks ago and there 2 year old has been playing up since then, trying to hit the baby and he pushed my little boy over they get really jealous and little babies do take so much time up it's a hard struggle x
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
@shellyjaneo Yep. I think it is that too.
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@birjudanak (7293)
• India
29 Nov 15
when they are around 1 year that time they doing because of teeth coming and they try to put everything in mouth.but in 4th year its quite wrong thing,may be sometimes but not regularly,you have to so something for it.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
I agree. We have to try and get through to him some how.
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• India
29 Nov 15
@gudheart you can explain him by peaceably not by shouting and tell him that if it stuck in neck then problem comes you cant sinning and eating like that.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
@birjudanak Yep, by staying calm and talking to him is the best way.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
Yeah this is something youd have to watch for sure. Some kids never seem to grow out of it.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
I will. It is worrying and very dangerous.
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• United States
29 Nov 15
@gudheart Wonder how it could be changed? The poor kid, hope they will stay safe.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
@TiarasOceanView I think we just have to keep telling him and hope he realises the safety issue.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26838)
• United States
29 Nov 15
I really can't recall. My son is 22 now.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
I think it is not often they still do it at 4 years old.
29 Nov 15
Goodness, I've just recalled a dream I had last night where my ten month old niece had put my wedding and engagement rings in her mouth, and one of my lip balms, and was contentedly chewing on them. Nobody seemed to care that she might choke except for me!
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
LOL oh no! Glad that was just a dream!
@amnabas (10317)
• Karachi, Pakistan
29 Nov 15
No my kids never done it.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
That is good to hear. Any tips on how to tell him not to do it again?
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Nov 15
Four years old is a little old to still be doing that. I hope his parents find a way to get him to stop.
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@gudheart (12741)
29 Nov 15
I was thinking the same. They are telling him it is wrong, yet he still does it. Maybe he is doing it for attention?
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
30 Nov 15
My son do that when he was 1 year old to six months but after that no longer do it again.At the age four she now knows that doing it is but I think there is another reason for it like for fun only,for attention or she is just bored.