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#1 of 3 Old 04-03-2012, 06:30 PM - Thread Starter
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The past few days my 8 month old son has been shifting his jaw back and forth in such a way that it makes a grinding sound. He does this periodically, maybe a couple time a day for about a minute or so each time. It's such a harsh sound- especially coming from such a little person! Anyone else experience this? Ideas as to why he's started doing this?


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Ugh.... I hate this phase!! My first DD did it, too, and it drove me nuts!! Basically, he's just learned a new trick and he's trying it out. As difficult as it is to do, ignore it and he'll eventually move on to a new, hopefully less annoying game. smile.gif

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Yes, DS did this beginning when he got bottom teeth at 7mo!!!!!! He does it less now than he used to (at 11mo), but sometimes I still catch him.  It annoys me greatly, and I am afraid for the condition of his teeth.  When it happens, I touch his chin and say "Don't grit your teeth, please."  I have no idea if he comprehends this, but it makes me feel better that I try to do something about it.

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