A 36-year-old female asked:
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my son is 10 mos & he puts everything in his mouth, he especially likes paper, of any kind. i read this is a sign of a child who is autistic. worried!?

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Dr. Edward Zimmerman
22 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely normal: At this age everything goes into the mouth...It is the child's way of exploring their surroundings; every 10 month old will act this way to some degree.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Perhaps: If it is autism there will be a lot of other symptoms. If it is a solitary act you should make sure that these things are not left around, for he will grow out of it.
Answered on Jun 3, 2014
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