Melissa - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My two month old daughter always holds her hands in a fist with her thumbs between her pointer fingers and middle fingers. She's been doing this since she was born. Her hands are rarely spread open. She opens them when she is asleep. Does anyone know if that is a common thing for babies to do or is it something to be concerned about? When do babies start to hold items in their hands? I've been trying to put a rattle or a small teddy bear in her hands to help her learn to hold something, but her fists with her thumbs between her fingers get in the way.