An abnormal desire to eat substances (as chalk or ashes) not normally eaten.
This is my little Pica Baby. She has always liked to eat dirt, chalk, lotion is a real favorite and a marker was never safe around Carly. I remember when she was a baby wondering if there was something wrong with her taste buds, but then we remembered how much she loves sugar.
For the most part we have the Pica under control, but even the food she likes are a little odd. She love raw potatoes, horseradish sauce and unsweetened grapefruit.
Last night she decided to try the silica pellets (Those little packets that they put in stuff) Luckily she only ate one. But we still had a puke filled evening. Hopefully she has learned her lesson.