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Excessive drooling in a 2.5 year old

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blissieblue Sun 26-Aug-07 19:19:28

This is my DS. He has all his teeth but still drools constantly throughout the day - it literally pours out of his mouth sometimes and he doesn't seem to notice or care. Just wondering if anyone else has experience of this? Should I see the doctor or maybe even a dentist?

Mummy2TandF Sun 26-Aug-07 19:25:26

My ds 2.9 does this as well! He was tongue tied when he was born, so I thought it was to do with that but recently took him to a consultant who said that his tongue tie had stretched itself and wasn't causing the dribbling! I have asked the GP what it could be and he said that it could be a tonsil (sp?) and adenoids problem but most likely it is just weak mouth muscles and that it will stop of its own accord hmm Must admit to being a bit sceptical on this though .... I am keeping a check on whether ds has any sore throats etc but he seems fine, I am just sitting and waiting atm - if is it still like this when he starts nursey full time then I will get him seen again but atm it doesn't worry him at all - just me lol!

TheArmadillo Sun 26-Aug-07 19:28:53

ds is 2.10 and still has a red patch under his chin where he dribbles so much.

I haven't really thought/worried about it tbh, he talks well and can chew etc fine, so there doesn't seem to be any problem with his mouth/jaw/tongue.

I've heard of kids still dribbling up till about 3 1/2-4, so I think it's reasonably normal.

BridgetJonesKnickers Sun 26-Aug-07 19:43:02

My ds (who is now 6) dribbled constantly, so much so that I had to change his tops regularly. As a baby he was permanently in a bib. I hold my hands up and say I never gave it a second thought (your thread is making me guilty at my lack of care!). He grew out of it at about 3 and a half I think.

Mummy2TandF Sun 26-Aug-07 19:55:03

TBH - my concern is not through any supermum thing, I have been quite happy that he will grow out of it but my parents kept on and on and on and on! And in the end they did make me think twice, which is why I took him blush

potoftea Sun 26-Aug-07 21:21:55

My ds now 13 was like this.
It turned out to be part of his problem with dyspraxia, oral dyspraxia I think it is called.
Anyway at the age of 4 or 5 he has an operation to move his siliva ducts back a bit, and the problem was sorted.
Of course your ds may just grow out of this, but even if he doesn't, it can be sorted.

blissieblue Mon 27-Aug-07 07:56:23

Thanks for the replies - I posted this and then didn't get around to checking again until this morning. I think I will take him to the doctor - see what they say.
Thanks again

Shar1901 Thu 15-Feb-18 01:31:57

Hi everyone
Even though this is an old post (which may be a good thing as I'm hoping your little ones have outgrown or the drooling has been resolved?)
My DD will be 3 in a few months and I'm confident that all her teeth are out but she still constantly drool to the point I would need to change her bibs 6-8 times a day. I have raised this with her GP and even mentioned to my dentist who have advised me it just teething.
Her drooling started around 5-6months and when her first 2 teeth came out at 8 months, the drooling stopped for about 2 weeks. The drooling has not stopped since then!
Shes a little better now shes sleeping - I use to have to always change her sheets everytime she slept!
Love to hear from you on what happened / outcome of your little ones!

ReanimatedSGB Thu 15-Feb-18 01:46:21

Mine was a slobberer, and still is, slightly, even at 13. He has inherited a worse version of my overbite, and we are about to have some orthodontic treatment (now the second teeth are in) which should fix it.

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