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2. 5 year old eating slate pencils

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Updated on Jul 22, 2017

my 2. 5 year old started going to school. I met the teacher today and she informed that she is eating slate pencils and chalks. teachers are afraid to give her slate pencil now. How do I avoid it.

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| Jul 22, 2017

Hello Divya, please consult a pediatrician first of all. My son used to scratch the walls and eat the coating... We ignored it for few weeks... but when we informed his pediatrician, we were told by the doctor that it was a sign of calcium deficiency along with mild vitamin lacking too and advised us to give our son multivitamin and Calcium drops for few days. Secondly, continuously forbid your baby to eat chalks etc.

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