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Child keeps chewing on almost everything, has white inside lips and mouth. Any psychological issue?

my granddaughter keeps chewing on everything: batteries, little pieces of plastic etc. Anything. She s three so i wondered if she needs a pacifier...its scary because the other day her lips and mouth was white on the something psychologically wrong with her? Her mom is away for a couple more months....thanks!!:)
Asked On : Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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Hi concerned grand parent,
This is not the time for pacifier definitely.
Now at 3 years she defnitelynunderstqns the meaning of NO!
You have to train her properly.
This called pica- just rule out anemi a nd wotminfestations in the baby.
Chewing batteries is very dangerous and inadvertently if she takes medicines is also a problem-so keep theses things away from her reach!
All the best
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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