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Old Mar 28th, 2017, 17:07 PM   21
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I know this isn't relavant but just because you mentioned about being a veggie, I also am a veggie, I do know what you mean I love the smell of smoked bacon.



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2017, 05:18 AM   22
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They both chewed/mouthed everything for an extended time! Our daughter has just turned 4 and has only recently stopped putting everything in her mouth. She will sometimes, but it isn't a problem anymore whereas before it was a problem.

On the food, they both like nuts too. Daughter loves cashews but youngest son will eat pretty much any type of nut available.

Did you used to eat meat? I used to eat sausages up until I was 16/17 and also used to eat chicken occasionally, especially if it was in the form of a KFC Zinger Tower, I think it was called. But then I went off it during pregnancy with youngest son and haven't touched any kind of meat since. I don't like cooking it as well, but I do love the smell of some things, particularly sausages and bacon



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Old Mar 29th, 2017, 09:37 AM   23
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Did you do anything to try to stop them chewing or did they just do it themselves? I know some people buy the chew necklaces or things like that but I'm not even sure it will work for Jasmine because you will see her having a muslin to chew and then she'll forget she had that and look for something else, so she doesn't always keep to one thing to chew.

I've not really tried my daughter with any nuts yet so not sure if she likes them, I'm always a bit wary because I'm allergic to cashew nuts so even avoided them with my eldest too.

I ate meat until I was 15 and then decided while I was on holiday in Italy that I didn't really agree with it and wanted to stop and I haven't eaten meat since and I'll be turning 32 in May do I've not ate meat now longer than I ever did eat it. I do miss it sometimes though.



 
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My dd in the last 6mths has gotten terrible for chewing and eating things, it started with me walking in her bedroom and finding she'd climbed on her chest of drawers and while watching TV was chewing on the wires, she'd stripped the outer black cable and was down to the blue and brown wire, to this day I get upset and feel sick thinking what could have happened if I'd walked in 5 mind later, needless to say every electrical item was taken out of room, got her brand new TV and put it up on Wall and the cable was put in behind coving and a big chest of drawers covering the plug socket. I've found her with lots in her mouth and only a few weeks ago she had done a poo in her pull up and inside the poo was a thick piece of twine she had swallowed, unfortunately there was still some inside her which I pulled out and then had to take her to hospital to check it was all out. It's a major worry for me, she chews her nails aswell. I've had to inform her school so she's kept an extra close eye on and has a new risk assessment in place. I can't have any bags in our front room or if people come to visit they have to empty their pockets. I currently hoover about 3 times a day just incase I've missed anything that's been dropped on the floor.



 
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Old Mar 29th, 2017, 17:36 PM   25
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Oh and I hope you both had a great mothers day aswell x



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 15:14 PM   26
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Jessicasmum, we discouraged them from chewing things they shouldn't, and allowed them to get on with it with harmless things or things designed for being chewed on but didn't buy any extras. Our youngest daughter used to love a dummy until about a year ago, we didn't have any issues stopping it though, we simply didn't give it to her and she didn't kick up a fuss so it was easy which I was surprised about! Especially given her chewing habit.

Is it likely they would be allergic too? I wouldn't know.

Smurff, bless your heart I know how scary some situations can be! But you are doing all you can to protect her and this is the main thing. She will probably grow out of it eventually, we have found this with ours. Some things take longer than others, but eventually they get there



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Old Mar 30th, 2017, 17:43 PM   27
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Smurff: My gosh that must of been so frightening about the wire. My daughter has tried to chew a wire but weve been in the same room and been able to get it off her straight away. At the moment because she's still at toddler stage someone is always in the same room as her and only left for a few minutes if we nip like toilet or something so we haven't had too much of a scare yet with the dangerous stuff, I do really worry about it because we can't be expected to keep to always have to be in same room with her 24/7 though.
You mentioned she had climbed on to her draws, is climbing on everything also an issue? My daughter is always trying to climb which is another worry.

Happycupcake: That's good that it was easy that they seem to stop the chewing, I really hope this will be the case also with my daughter. She chews her clothes so can make a right mess of her t-shirts.

I know it's hard to predict but because my daughter has said random words in the past (this has been spread out quite a lot though) that she'll more likely eventually start to talk or does this not make a difference?



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 03:28 AM   28
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Our daughter likes to climb too. We have a bookcase in our living room which she likes to try to climb on. You can't leave her alone anywhere because she hasn't any concept of danger. Our son is less of a little daredevil than his sister.

I don't know about speech, it's quite an individual thing. Ours were saying random words and have always had a fairly decent vocabulary in this sense but saying words in context is only recently starting to happen more and putting words together and saying short sentences too. But it has been more finding a way to teach them how to do this which makes sense to them, than them being incapable and I think this is probably true of many children on the spectrum. They do tend to parrot everything you say although our daughter tries to say things which clearly mean something to her but it's difficult for us to understand what she's saying. People have thought she was foreign before lol



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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 04:38 AM   29
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I worry about the climbing thinking to keep things more minimal, like my husband was thinking of keeping the bunk beds at the house we are moving to for in the bedroom our daughter will be in but I was like thinking no way because of the dangers of her climbing and her not understanding the danger.

It's been a while since she's said a word and sometimes you think she has said something but not sure, it will only be a one random word she will say like daddy or a name of one of the characters on a tv programme, she once said 3 words together "in my tummy" but this was just before she turned 1 and now 2 and half.
My daughter will make this grissling sound a lot but it's not like she is trying to interact while she does it just off in her own world.



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2017, 17:52 PM   30
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My daughter still talks alot in her own language but her speech is improving daily, she can now say sentences but sometimes they don't relate to anything and she says them when she's off in her own little world. She can now ask me questions but when i ask her a question i don't genually get a reply.
As for the climbing my daughter doesn't really climb anything, but in saying that she does just suddenly start doing things which is why we have to be watchful at all times now. When i picked her up from school yesterday the teacher came to speak to me to tell me she had put a paper clip in her mouth, luckily enough a teaching assistant seen her do this and told her to take it out which she did but shes never done this in school before.
I also have to have every window i my house locked because i worry about her climbing up to the window and opening it plus all doors are locked and keys locked away so she can't get out. I agree with you on the bunk beds, i could never have them in her bedroom cause she would climb and just jump as she has no awareness of dangers , or she'd wake in the night and climb up and i d never know.



 
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