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Is it normal for babies to suck their feet?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing.
Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are readily available teething objects. Any mouthing at this age is considered a simple self soothing or self play. As the child ages, their interest in tasteing objects(to program their brain) can be troublesome. Bugs on the floor are fair game.

In brief: Yes

By 6 months baby has gained enough crude control of arms and legs to explore them by mouthing.
Fingers (by 4-5 mo) and toes&feet (by 6months) are readily available teething objects. Any mouthing at this age is considered a simple self soothing or self play. As the child ages, their interest in tasteing objects(to program their brain) can be troublesome. Bugs on the floor are fair game.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Babies

Yep ! As already well stated , feet are fair game ( as is lots of other 'stuff' ' , which is why we watch them like a hawk !)

In brief: Babies

Yep ! As already well stated , feet are fair game ( as is lots of other 'stuff' ' , which is why we watch them like a hawk !)
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Babies explore their environment through each of their 5 senses - sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
Since a young baby cannot see very far, she tries to put everything in her mouth to taste - even her feet!

In brief: Yes

Babies explore their environment through each of their 5 senses - sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste.
Since a young baby cannot see very far, she tries to put everything in her mouth to taste - even her feet!
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Yep

those babies do the silliest things...

In brief: Yep

those babies do the silliest things...
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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