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My almost 2 year still drools alot. Why?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: No social conscience

A two year old is the king/queen of their universe & unrestrained by such things as a social conscience.
They are seldom worried about what they wear or whether their hands, face etc are dirty or covered with drool. Can they be teething ? Yes. Can they have sores in their mouth?Yes.Can they go about their day unconcerned about the drool? Certainly!

In brief: No social conscience

A two year old is the king/queen of their universe & unrestrained by such things as a social conscience.
They are seldom worried about what they wear or whether their hands, face etc are dirty or covered with drool. Can they be teething ? Yes. Can they have sores in their mouth?Yes.Can they go about their day unconcerned about the drool? Certainly!
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Drooling may be

Atypical after 18 mos.
If feeding problems ; speech (articulation) errors that are not typical for age co-exist. Low oral-motor tone with persistent open-mouth posture, lack of rotary chewing with closed mouth ; lack of lip-closure in drinking from an open-mouthed cup warrant a diagnostic neurodevelopmental assessment ; referral to early intervention for evaluation ; ot + speech/language therapy.

In brief: Drooling may be

Atypical after 18 mos.
If feeding problems ; speech (articulation) errors that are not typical for age co-exist. Low oral-motor tone with persistent open-mouth posture, lack of rotary chewing with closed mouth ; lack of lip-closure in drinking from an open-mouthed cup warrant a diagnostic neurodevelopmental assessment ; referral to early intervention for evaluation ; ot + speech/language therapy.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
....because the same muscles used for eating & drinking are used for speech, the motor aspect of language.
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