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He keeps making himself gag! Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
29th Aug

My DS2 is almost a year old (tomorrow!) and he has a fascination with making himself gag. Whether it is sticking his fingers down his throat, or toys he doesn't care. He has made himself throw up a couple of times. His pediatrician said it's a normal phase but I don't like it. It really scares me when he does it. So, I'm trying to figure out a way to make him stop. Has anyone ever experienced this? If so, how'd you get your child to stop doing it?!

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
29th Aug

It's normal. They grow out of it.



I know it sucks, but I don't think there is a way to "stop" it really. They realize it's less cool and more uncomfortable and typically stop doing it.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
29th Aug

My LO(same birthday as your LO) is doing the exact same thing right now.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
29th Aug

Its just a phase. Brady did it all the time, it freaked me out and scared me, but one day he just stopped.

Krystle ♥ 2 kids; New York 3923 posts
29th Aug

He will grow out of it ... My son did it for a while.
Just every time you see him put his hand in his mouth move it.

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 43025 posts
29th Aug

It's normal. He could be teething as they tend to stick things in their mouths when teething. Could be his back teeth too making him want to chew on his hands way in the back of his mouth. He'll get through it. He might even gag enough to puke, I know one of mine did (I can't remember who LOL).

Just Ames 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Montego Bay, Jamaica 114793 posts
29th Aug
Quoting Krystle ♥:" He will grow out of it ... My son did it for a while. Just every time you see him put his hand in his mouth move it."

:!:
And I'd say "no no silly boy" to my Son because yeah, they don't understand what they are doing.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
29th Aug
Quoting adkjishaiu:" It's normal. He could be teething as they tend to stick things in their mouths when teething. Could be ... [snip!] ... back of his mouth. He'll get through it. He might even gag enough to puke, I know one of mine did (I can't remember who LOL)."

Yep! Brady was doing it because his molars were breaking through the jaw.

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 43025 posts
29th Aug
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" Yep! Brady was doing it because his molars were breaking through the jaw."


they get them at a year, so it makes sense!

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
29th Aug

We don't see signs of his molars yet, though I know it could be teething. We have been dealing with this for about three or four months honestly. He has started making himself throw up, and we do move his hand out of his mouth and tell him no. It doesn't help, he just laughs and does it again.

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 43025 posts
29th Aug
Quoting Allissa Specht:" We don't see signs of his molars yet, though I know it could be teething. We have been dealing with this ... [snip!] ... himself throw up, and we do move his hand out of his mouth and tell him no. It doesn't help, he just laughs and does it again."


It takes a looong time for those to come in. That sounds like the problem. He may just like to do it. Don't make a big deal of it. Just move his hand out of his mouth quietly.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
29th Aug
Quoting Allissa Specht:" We don't see signs of his molars yet, though I know it could be teething. We have been dealing with this ... [snip!] ... himself throw up, and we do move his hand out of his mouth and tell him no. It doesn't help, he just laughs and does it again."


yeah time is the only way to get it to stop then. DS started around 9-10 months, and then stopped around 13 months.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
29th Aug
Quoting adkjishaiu:" It takes a looong time for those to come in. That sounds like the problem. He may just like to do it. Don't make a big deal of it. Just move his hand out of his mouth quietly."


This too! I noticed bradys jaw starting to get them in around 11-12 months, and they didn't cut through until 14-15 months! All four came in at once with Brady too!

adkjishaiu 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, California 43025 posts
29th Aug
Quoting Rebekah Garden x3:" This too! I noticed bradys jaw starting to get them in around 11-12 months, and they didn't cut through until 14-15 months! All four came in at once with Brady too!"


we had 3 out of the 4 cut with all 3 of my girls. All at around the same time too.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
29th Aug

He hasn't gotten his bottom incisors yet. He started to get his teeth late. IDK. The first time we noticed it he had spots on his throat, which had healed up and he kept doing it. Now I think it is just something he does because he knows we notice it lol