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Suitable for: Families of primary-age children
Child spitting is unpleasant, unhygienic, and a great way to get a big reaction from an adult.
While it’s common behaviour, especially in younger children, it can be hugely embarrassing as a parent and something you’ll want your child to stop as quickly as possible.
Why do young children spit?
Spitting is a sensory experience for very young children. It feels strange, and they enjoy experimenting to learn what their body can do. This sort of experimentation is about sensory exploration rather than emotions.