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Old 12-13-2011, 02:02 PM
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I can relate to the picking things up from the floor part. I had a dcg who would crawl around looking for things to put in her mouth too, even after she started walking. She came to me at 11 months and had never been in care or been around kids. She crawled, put things in her mouth, and screamed and cried the whole day--for 3 months.

However, about 2 or 3 weeks ago, she seemed to turn a corner. No, I take that back, it's been about a month now. Her meltdowns stopped, she quit having hysterics when the other kids came near her, and she is even interacting with them some. About that same time, she quit trawling for things on the floor. In hindsight, I wonder if that was some reaction to the stress of a new place.

But, it took a few months. The last day I had her (last Friday) she was actually the best kid here. Her mom just beamed when I told her. She will be back tomorrow, so we will see if it holds. ;-)
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