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At what age does a baby stop putting everything in mouth?

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I was just curious when the reflex or when a baby realizes not everything needs to go into their mouth. My baby girl is 8 months and obviously still does that... Just curious!

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Lol. Never.My daughter just turned three today and she still chews on toys. My son is 18 months and he's a little better than she is, he doesn't chew on books, but chances are that something is in his mouth at any given time. I expected it would stop after all the teeth came in, but my daughter has had all of hers for about a year and she just loves to chew on toys and things. It drives me crazy.I think for a long time babies and kids have more nerves in their mouths than they do in their hands so putting things in their mouths helps them explore their world more fully.In any case, I'd say you probably have at least a year before it stops, if you're lucky.
Honestly never, I have alot of siblings which means alot of neices and nephews, some of them are 13 and still chew on necklaces and little toys.  My daughter is 10mths and will be 11mths soon and she still eats everything.
I don't think it stops lol. I have a 5 year old and 3 year old they still chew on everything especially legos, ugh! I hate those things. The best thing to do is try not to get small toys.  its very annoying to constantly dig toys out of their mouth but there is nothing you can do, just wait for the day she stops teething.

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