Questions tagged [mouthing]

Mouthing refers to children putting objects (including hands, toes, etc.) in their mouth as a means of exploring their environment, self-soothing, or coping with teething.

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When should an infant stop sucking on her hands?

My little girl about 3 months old and she already mouths quite frequently on her hands. Should we try to discourage this behavior now (by pulling her hand away when we find her doing it), or wait ...