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well, spring is here and I'm so glad to be playing outdoors with my baby girl! Problem is, shes in that tasting everything phase....<br>
I like to let her crawl on the grass in the front yard, but she always puts leaves or grass in her mouth. She gets really upset when I take them away, and toys are of no interest to her when she has the much more interesting outdoor things to taste <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Is this so bad? What do you do with your DC?<br>
I should also add we live in a fourplex apartment, and a gardner comes to take care of the yard, so not sure what if anything he uses on it....
 

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In my yard, where I know there are no chemicals, I'd say sure, let her have it. Someplace where I wasn't sure about chemicals, not going to happen.
 

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Also interested in advice.....DD no longer likes to be in her stroller when we go for walks because she wants to get out and start eating all that grass & twigs!! But one concern that I have is that she might touch or eat dog or raccoon feces....
 

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I'd just talk to either the gardener directly or to building management and find out what, if anything, is used on the lawn. If nothing, grass isn't going to hurt her. Just be a little careful of unknown plants or things that otherwise might be toxic.
 

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I live in a rural area and I have no problem with this. I let her graze.<br><br>
But for example at my sisters house- she has a big ole lawn that she is meticulous with and she uses pesticides- so, I dont let her near the grass.<br><br>
But up here? Twigs, leaves grass- fine with me!
 

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If it's a house built before 1978 or an area that has had a lot of automobile traffic, that used to be an orchard or farm or is urban, I would say no because of lead. If it's a very clean natural area, I would say sure.
 

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my dd will spend an hour sitting in the grass eating small tates of whatever she can get her hands on. I always scan the area when I set her down for things she really shouldn't eat, but I figure if I know where the grass has been then it's ok. I'm finding I can get a lot done outside because she's so content.
 

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My babe is a decendent of squirrels...he gathers the acorns and tries to eat them all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 
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