Diaper eating. Sounds great doesn't it? Ayden has been a diaper eating crazy kid for about a month or so now. Seriously. I have written about other oral fixations he's had, such as when we first moved into this house and he was pulling little carpet pieces out and eating them.
|Back in February, when he was a carpet eater.|
He's always had a fascination with hair. He went through a phase of playing with people's hair constantly, whether it was on your head or arms, it didn't matter. When his hair got long enough, he started pulling his own hair out and eating it. At the advice of his pediatrician, we buzzed his hair off in order to make it a non issue, and made sure to redirect him anytime he played with anyone else's hair.
Most recently, he's been picking at his diapers pulling little diaper fuzzies off, and then eating it. He now knows how to pull his pants down for access to his diapers, and he can unzip his pj's. One morning when I went in to get him out of bed, he had his pj's unzipped and was happily sitting there eating his frickin diaper! It's gotten so bad (tmi alert!) that about a week ago while changing a poopy diaper, I literally had to help pull out a LARGE wad of fuzz that was stuck half in, half out.
I had planned to address this issue at their 2 year check up in January, but at the advice of several wise mommy friends I know, I called and scheduled an appointment to get him in sooner. So that is what we get to do tomorrow afternoon. I get to take him to the doctor because he's become a diaper eater and fuzz pooper.
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