How can I get my six-year-old to stop licking his lips?
June 27, 2014 4:11 PM Subscribe
How can I get my six-year-old to stop licking his lips, which results in a chapped ring around his mouth?
posted by DakotaPaul to Health & Fitness (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My son licks his lips and then sort of pulls his lower lip up over his upper lip, followed by the upper over the lower. He does this constantly and it ends up looking like this
. This is after a shower and doesn't look so bad; when we pick him up after school it looks very red and sore.
When we're with him we apply lip balm almost hourly. We put reminders in his lunch and send him to school with an Aquaphor lip balm in his pocket, but, being a six-year-old boy, he doesn't always remember to apply it. By the time we pick him up he looks like he had a mynock
stuck to his face. How can we keep him from licking his lips so much, or is there something better than Aquaphor, Carmex, or Burt's Bees that will help with his very chapped lips?