Hes always chomping on his hands?

Ellen - posted on 06/06/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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What dose it mean when my baby whos 2 1/2 months old keeps chomping on his hands? Is he hungry? Or just playing?

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Emma - posted on 06/06/2009

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my bubba does it too...she does it weather she is hungry or not i think they just like puttig things in their mouth to see what the taste/feel like

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Hannah - posted on 06/10/2009

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Babies learn by all senses, touch of course being one of them. They put things, like hands, in their mouth and are exploring their world. My baby is constantly dribbling and always has a hand or thumb in his mouth, sometimes too far which he gags on. It is just something they do and some do it more than others.

Tori - posted on 06/07/2009

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A lot of times they will do it also when they start teething. My son does it when he has nothing else to chew on and his gums are bothering him.

Melissa - posted on 06/07/2009

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Dont worry this is normal, its a part of their development. Its a good thing when they find their hands- good for self soothing and in readiness for when they start on solids.

Jess - posted on 06/06/2009

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every baby is different, my daughter is three weeks old and she came out with her hands in her mouth, she does it when shes hungry, which is good for me cause i am not one of those moms who wakes my baby for feedings, i figure she will tell me when shes hungry but shes not a fussy baby either she hardly ever cries, i cant tell you how many times i have woken in the nite to find her coo-ing in her bed not crying or anything with one if not both hands in her mouth i know then its time to get her bottle lol... its not a major thing dont worrie too much about it, trust me there will be bigger fish to fry down the road... :)

Ashley - posted on 06/06/2009

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Hi! My daughter would do this too, especially right after a feeding. I was stumped because I thought she did it because she was hungry and I just fed her! But I later learned she did it because she was tired and was trying to soothe herself to sleep. She always spit the pacifier out and preferred sucking on her hands...still does.

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