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jai93 Sat 08-Aug-15 09:13:37

my 2 year old bites himself whenever he is stressed or doesnt get his own way, is this normal and just for attention? does anyone elses toddler do this?

BackforGood Sun 09-Aug-15 00:19:38

Not very usual, no.
Some children struggle with sensory processing - they get sensory feedback from something like a bite in the same way that when you have an itch, it feels nice to scratch it? Have a look and see if it is just when doesn't get own way.
Some children like 'mouthing' - they get sensory feedback from putting things in their mouths, and like, chew or bite things that aren't food, on a regular basis - again, in the same way that all babies do when teething, but some children need to do this always. Does he do that?

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