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Why 4 month baby put thumb in her mouth?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics
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In brief: Thumb sucking

Babies tend to put their thumbs in their mouth…their fingers too.
As they get older they like to put anything they can hold into their mouths. It's all a part of their development, self-soothing and discovering their world. Remember to keep small items that may be choking hazards out of reach to keep them safe.

In brief: Thumb sucking

Babies tend to put their thumbs in their mouth…their fingers too.
As they get older they like to put anything they can hold into their mouths. It's all a part of their development, self-soothing and discovering their world. Remember to keep small items that may be choking hazards out of reach to keep them safe.
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Self soothing

The lips have more nerve endings per surface unit than almost anywhere on the body.
It is thought that was part of the grand design to tempt baby to feed and survive. It also becomes one place where self stimulation can soothe between feedings.As adults we might self soothe with a good book or watching TV. Babies suck. It is part of their limited life.

In brief: Self soothing

The lips have more nerve endings per surface unit than almost anywhere on the body.
It is thought that was part of the grand design to tempt baby to feed and survive. It also becomes one place where self stimulation can soothe between feedings.As adults we might self soothe with a good book or watching TV. Babies suck. It is part of their limited life.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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