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Infants discover the world largely by their mouth. They put virtually everything in mouth, and whatever they can't fit there, they suck or lick. Fists are convenient. They are always close, they are large enough to fill the entire mouth, they are warm... And it's funny that when she put them in her mouth, she feels something else, a tickling of sorts... ;) ...


It's hard to say that's it's only teething pain, as that's an evaluation your physician would have to make. However, it is definitely possible that this is just the reaction to teething pain. An 18-month-old doesn't have much exposure to pain in general, and when they're cutting teeth the pain can be both intense or enduring. It can interrupt their normal ...

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