A: Toddlers may continue to be oral in their exploration...especially if you encourage that behavior with bottles and pacifiers after a year of life. Ideally, you want your toddler to explore with her hands, eyes, ears, and nose etc...meaning the other senses in her possession. If your toddler starts to chew, simply remove the object and explain that she can play with it in her hands but not in her mouth. And, just make sure everything you offer to play with is kid-safe and not a choking hazard!
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