Crunchy Carpet Eaters
Mmmm... Fuzzy Carpets Are My Favorite
So, what can I say? Some kids will eat anything. My daughter, not so much. She can pick out a tiny piece of lettuce off her sandwich that is not visible to the naked eye. And she does NOT get that from me. But I've seen some kids who will eat it all. Paper, fuzzies, napkins, buggars.
Yum. Love the buggar eaters.
For my daughter, it's definitely a sensory/texture issue (also NOT inherited from me). It sort of goes with her having to wash her hands the instant she gets dirt or mud or ice cream sandwich on them. Same thing when she gets something weird in her mouth.
But apparently, poor Melissa does not have that problem:
Am I the only one with a child that likes to eat the carpet? My toddler started this horrible habit when he was almost a year old. We had just moved into a new apartment and it had new super cheap carpet that fuzzed up horribly. He took to picking it up off the floor and chewing it. We later had the carpets cleaned hoping that getting rid of the fuzz would stop him. Now that he does not have an easy source of fuzz he rips up his own. I am hoping that he eventually gives this annoying habit up before he goes to college.
I'm thinking it might be a comfort/anxiety thing - my daughter picks her nails (which apparently I do as well - little did I know). But, I'm thinking Melissa doesn't eat the fuzzies off her carpet, so what's the deal?
Anyone else have a kid that likes to eat weird stuff? Leave a comment and show Melissa some love.
And if you have your own "Am I the Only One?," email me!