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Toddler eating sand

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ladygarden Fri 06-May-05 10:27:51

My DD is 21 months and won't stop eating sand. We went to the beach on the bank holiday, I made her a sandcastle and she took a bite out of it! She is now eating sand from her sand pit at home too to the extent that I have noticed sand in her nappy! Is it just a phase, what can I do? Is it harmful - I imagine it could be...

Nemo1977 Fri 06-May-05 10:37:15

no help but my ds does it too with his sand pit. TBH i just leave him to it i cant see it doing any harm as long as its clean [well as clean as sand can be iykwim] He hasnt been ill or anything because of it so i think if i make a fuss he will do it more..just try to distract to something else

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