Well, is it? She's obsessed. I almost always tear it out of her hand and root it out of her mouth but I'm sat here on the sofa with morning sickness and have watched her open a tampon and now merrily chew the cardboard applicator.
I'm generally pretty relaxed about elf and safety, but I think paper would be a potential choking hazard at 10 months, and makes it difficult to teach her (for example) that paper is okay to put in your mouth and chew, but burst balloons or plastic bags are not.
give her a cheap packet of wipes to take out one by one...
>sneak runs into livingroom to remove magazine from 1yr olds gob.....
Choke? I didn't think of that with paper TBH.
I better clear my name here!
I obviously don't just leave her eating paper in all seriousness but Im not as paincky as I was with first. I will take it off her and swipe my finger in to remove it, do all the ah ah's etc. but sometimes I do see her with paper and carry on doing whatever until I see her chewing away! .
Thanks everyone. I'll stop her doing it. I've got one cat that loves chewing plastic - I have cat teeth marks over everything from plastic macs to the buggy cover to prove it - and a child obsessed with bits of paper. Unfortunately I also have a DP who leaves everything on the floor and I am now in a constant run around the house picking it up so the rest of the household doesn't choke. His latest obsession is making fires and leaving kindling on the floor for our baby to pick up. I was almost pleased the other day when he got a splinter and finally saw one of the potential problems of just leaving the wood lying about.