My DS2 (21 months) has always loved hair, especially mine. He holds it while he falls asleep, while he nurses, plays with it when he cuddles, loves shoulder rides so he can play/hold it, etc. But he also tries to eat it ... he will grab a handful and chew away, try to bite pieces of hair off, separate them to get one strand and chew on it, whatever his mood I guess. He seemed to stop for a while but recently is doing it a lot again, or maybe he never fully stopped and just the increase in frequency has caught my attention again. Is this normal? Is it teething related? (He is cutting his canines.) Is he deficient in some vitamin or something? He hasn't tried to eat anyone else's hair that I am aware of, and I think they would have mentioned it. Anyone else's dc do this?
Mamma to three boys : We love :::