I don't know why I didn't think of this before. I have discovered that Kwamai absolutely adores being massaged. I read up on massage when Felicity was a newborn, and I massaged her for about three or four months... I don't really remember why I stopped. But I found that after I gave Kwamai a brief massage a few days ago, he stopped chewing plastic quite so voraciously. Then today on one of the many parenting/homeschooling/bright kids lists I belong to there was discussion of both chewing and the need kids try to fulfill by doing it, which apparently is also met by massage. So I'll be very interested to see if the pattern repeats and the chewing dwindles again tomorrow. Today at Mass Kwamai bit the end of a pen cap into bits!