pocketing

Children Who Hold Food or Saliva in Their Mouth

Children Who Hold Food or Saliva in Their Mouth

Does your child over stuff and pile food in their mouth and get the chipmunk cheeks? Children may begin a process of holding, spitting out or refusing food altogether. Or does your child collect saliva in their mouth and hold it until it’s too much to swallow and they have to spit it out? These behaviors are known as “pocketing”.