5 year old son touches his lip often, sometimes wipes it and doesn't peels skin in lip but he just pulls his lips like peeling skin and rarely at night during sleep, wipes his mouth with his own saliva. When he is immersed in playing he sometimes doesn't swallow, however later he swallows on his own. Is there any way to avoid this?

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    Does it matter? If it's a sensory thing, then it comforts him to do what he does. If he's not injuring himself, is there a specific act that bothers you? Is he licking his lips (normal) or spitting on his hand and wiping it across his lips (I'm confused!)? Is your question about drooling? Please clarify. Thanks. – anongoodnurse Nov 21 '20 at 15:52
  • No he is not drooling.He brings his tongue out wipes his mouth with his own saliva(rub his hand across mouth) in sleep not while wake up.Will this go away by itself? Thanks @anongoodnurse. – Nilah Nov 22 '20 at 1:09
  • It may, or it may not, but it he isn't chapping his lips or the skin around it, it doesn't harm him. You can try using unflavored lip balm (melt beeswax in some skin-friendly oil to make a balm); if he does it because his lips feel dry to him, it may well help a lot! – anongoodnurse Nov 22 '20 at 16:21
  • Thanks @anongoodnurse.He keeps his saliva in mouth without swallowing not very often but rarely like when playing in park(like sliding,tapping balloons etc.).. ?? – Nilah Nov 22 '20 at 17:53
  • He's just entertaining himself. This will pass. :) – anongoodnurse Nov 22 '20 at 20:31

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