I have a 2 3/4 DD who put EVERYTHING in her mouth. As a tiny baby she would litterally destroy books she does not do that to books now but she does chew paper. Here are some other things that frequently enter her mouth- egg size music shakers, dominoes, small block. And these items go ALL the way in. She also chew and hold in her mouth rubber bands, hair band, google eyes, plastic.
You get the idea. And these are things she did even though I am really careful!! I mean this child has to be watched alllllll the time. I live in fear of ever leaving her alone with a baby sitter. I also live in fear of staples, batteries, poisonous berries and a zillion other things. I am so beyond worrying about germs.
WHAT is happening here. I am still breast feeding (which of course she loves). I would be afraid that might have caused this or something but she was like this as soon as she popped out!
Oh, AND she started biting her nails which I remember doing in late elementary and having such a hard time stopping and hating that I was doing it. Ugh, I also remember chewing my hair. Is it hereditary?!
Seriously though, do you think this is an emotional thing? Or a sensory thing? or a senses thing?