Zach Tahir has a constant need to chew things due to a rare condition called Pica.
The young child from Salford also has autism and is unable to speak. It is thought that Pica is linked to autism.
A spokesperson for the National Autistic Society has stated that people with autism often develop sensory problems.
The young boy's mother Rachel Horn has trouble stopping him from eating inedible objects.
She has tried various methods like laying out nuts on the carpet and encouraging him to eat strips of celery rather than thread, since it is the texture of the objects he enjoys, rather than the taste.
She told the Manchester Evening News: "He eats almost anything - mud and moss, stones, carpet, grow bags, thread, paper, wallpaper and hair."
Rachel has set up a Facebook page to try to raise £15,000 in order to build Zach a "safe room" that will not contain any objects that he can try to eat. The priority is a specially-made mattress that has no seams.
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