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2 years ago

Toddler eating books.

My son is 2 1/2. He likes sleeping with books but lately he has been EATING them. This is the second book with bites in it. He has all his teeth so he is not teething and he does not chew on books during the day. Any ideas?
Toddler eating books.

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2 years ago

Ok I dont mean to bash your parenting cause life happens and this is probably one of the funniest things I've seen here lol... but how do you let it get this bad? Why not take away the books? He may cry but if you dont stop him soon he may end on an episode on TLC 😅

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2 years ago

This is only the second time. He does not get books in bed now. It’s a little bit of a fight but he is starting to get the idea that he doesn’t get books in bed. We are getting him a teething toys for kids that chew on things in case it is a sensory thing.

2 years ago

He needed a lil more fiber in his diet lol

2 years ago

If the only way he’ll fall asleep is with books around him then just take them out after he’s asleep. Talk to your dr about all of this and perhaps up his vitamin intake. It will take a little while to break the habit. And get your husband on the same page as you. He can’t be going behind your back to give into your babies behaviors. You’re the parents. You’re the ones in charge. It may take a few crying nights and meltdowns but it’s for his own health. I’d rather my child cry his eyes out then eat books and let that turn into something worse. You’ve got this momma.

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2 years ago

If anybody goes in his room when asleep he will pop up like a prairie dog. I was able to take out most of the toys. The few left are night light animal and music players which help him self sooth which I’m fine with. He even gave up his book tonight before bed after not wanting to at first. We are also looking for a decent multi vitamin for him.

2 years ago

I hope I don’t get judged 😭😂 but when I was around 4-6 I used to eat wet tissue, I could eat a whole roll until I was sick one day and Mum noticed blue roll 🤣 I think it’s a vitamin deficiency so I’d get it checked out xx

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2 years ago

😳🤣🤣

2 years ago

What about those bath time books? Or the cloth books that crinkle when you move it around?? I’ll attach a picture

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2 years ago

Yea I was thinking about these.

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