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My 9 week old baby likes to suck on his hand to self soothe. He will only take paci if i'm holding him to sleep. What can I do to break the habit?

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In brief: Ok

At 9 weeks it is a natural instinct to suck on thumb or hand.
No need to discourage this.

In brief: Ok

At 9 weeks it is a natural instinct to suck on thumb or hand.
No need to discourage this.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Ah, but it may become a habit. And one hard to break (I sucked my thumb until 4, my daughter until 10! I am paying orthodontist bills, but may have any way. She is a delight in all other ways.
Dr. Bin Sung
Pediatrics
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In brief: Train him

You can train him to hold the pacifier but putting his hands to the pacifier. After 1-2 months, when his gross motor development milestone reaches there, he will hold it himself.
Try it.

In brief: Train him

You can train him to hold the pacifier but putting his hands to the pacifier. After 1-2 months, when his gross motor development milestone reaches there, he will hold it himself.
Try it.
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung
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