Do you have a chewy kiddo? Mine has been known to put toys in her mouth, chew pencils, even chew holes into her shirt. The truth is, this behavior is purposeful. It’s not really behavioral, it’s a means for oral motor seekers to get the sensory input their bodies need. So, in order to help them get that input, but in a more practical and appropriate way, we can introduce other, safer things for them to chew or suck on and build up oral motor strength.