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Should I be worried that my baby uses my arm as a pacifier?
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Dr. Michael Pappas
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Doesn't sound like a big deal.
..Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either.

In brief: No
Doesn't sound like a big deal.
..Your arm is there, so why not just suck on it? Makes sense to your little one. Eventually, your little one will move on to just a passy. In the meantime, when he/she starts to suck on your arm, place a pacifier in his/her mouth and take your arm away. It will get better..Just takes time. Have you ever seen a teenager still sucking on their parents arms? Me either.
Dr. Michael Pappas
Dr. Michael Pappas
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Babies will suck on anything.
If it is bothersome then teach your baby to use a pacifier instead.

In brief: No
Babies will suck on anything.
If it is bothersome then teach your baby to use a pacifier instead.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Not unless a baby uses a parent's arm as a pacifier to go to sleep, should the parent be too concerned.
The reason is that if a baby gets used to chomping on a parent's arm in order to fall asleep, then the baby will have a hard time falling asleep on his own (without the parent holding him).

In brief: No
Not unless a baby uses a parent's arm as a pacifier to go to sleep, should the parent be too concerned.
The reason is that if a baby gets used to chomping on a parent's arm in order to fall asleep, then the baby will have a hard time falling asleep on his own (without the parent holding him).
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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