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DS is trying to eat my hairbrush. Should i stop him, or enjoy the peace and quiet?

(14 Posts)
Purl1Knit1 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:24:46

DS (11 mo) will not go to sleep this evening. If I sit him up, he cries, so I've given up and let him lie on the bed while I also lie here to stop him falling off. I'm exhausted, as he's not a great sleeper. He has found a hairbrush on the bed, and is happily trying to eat it. if I take it off him, he'll cry. Should I just let him work away and enjoy the silence, or is a hairbrush really gross for him to eat?

JassyRadlett Sat 04-Jul-15 20:27:41

Which bit is he eating, and how much hair is in the brush? grin

Purl1Knit1 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:28:29

The handle, and a moderate amount.

TheOriginalWinkly Sat 04-Jul-15 20:29:59

He'll eat a lot grosser than a hairbrush handle soon enough when he's toddling round the park, enjoy the peace I say.

teenagetantrums Sat 04-Jul-15 20:30:16

oh god if hes not crying leave him to it..that was always my motto and mine are now 18 and harm came to them

Purl1Knit1 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:30:41

Now he's on the bristle end, but he's more waving it about rather than eating it. I expect he'll clunk himself on the head soon.

Purl1Knit1 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:31:49

Nope, dropped it and rolled onto it.

twirlypoo Sat 04-Jul-15 20:32:22

If he's quiet and happy let him have it! I always used to use the barometer: ds licks carpet as a handy comparison tool for should I remove something grin

SweetAndFullOfGrace Sat 04-Jul-15 20:34:35

I let DD (18mon) eat all sorts of things if it keeps her quiet. Feeding the dog her oatcake and then eating it is a special low point. Although I do try to stop her doing that!

Hygiene hypothesis, right? I'm doing it to stimulate her immune system <clutches at straws>

Purl1Knit1 Sat 04-Jul-15 20:42:08

Ah yes, it's good for his immune system. Excellent. rolls over and returns to Facebook

JassyRadlett Sat 04-Jul-15 21:16:10

Yep. Definitely building immunity.

dairyfreequeen Sat 04-Jul-15 21:27:15

i let ds chew the hosepipe the other day :S it seemed like the least bad option of all the things he wanted to do... and willingly give him my hairbrush as distraction during nappy changes!

MrsHenryCrawford Mon 06-Jul-15 14:47:54

I am 100 percent for peace and quiet

Buttercup27 Mon 06-Jul-15 14:49:37

Enjoy the peace while it lasts!

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