This is such a silly post but I'm curious to see if anyone else has this issue with their child: Drooling!! Now before you answer, I do know that babies drool, yes, fully aware of that. However, what's annoying is that Bennett is now 19 months and he still has to wear bibs! No, he's not teething!! But he didn't start drooling until he reached a year and most babies start at around 4 months. And what's even more confusing to me is that Bennett generally has good tone in his face, yes, he has big, chubby cheeks;) but all of this therapists have said his tone is very good, he doesn't let his tongue hang out, he drinks from straws, makes good sounds, etc. So why all the drool??
I'm assuming it's a Down syndrome thing- I think someone told me babies with DS produce more saliva...or something like that. His speech therapist thinks he just needs a little stimulation around his mouth to remember to swallow the saliva and when he starts eating more solids (ahem, anytime now Bennett!) it should get better. Bennett also likes to produce the drool and spit by purposely making "spitting" noises. Yes, he thinks it's fun to soak himself!! Needless to say his bibs and shirts are always wet and we seriously go through about 8 bibs a day! It's driving me crazy! Okay, it's not that bad but I'm wondering if anyone has or had this experience and if it got better? The only time Bennett is nice and dry is when he's sleeping, not one drop of drool, pj's are dry-it's a nice thing! So will I be sending Bennett to preschool in a bib!!?? Please tell me no!