Dawn - posted on 11/01/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My son is 3. He has developed a habit of putting his fingers in his mouth. For the most part, he does it when we play on the computer or while watching tv. It sometimes looks like he is playing with his back teeth. He has been potty trained since age two, and only used a pacifier as a small baby. The only thing new in our lives is that he began going to preschool this fall, two mornings a week. He gets frustrated when I remind him to keep his hands out of his mouth. I just encourage him to remember and suggest he hold his ear, or the chair or to put his hand under his chin. Any idea why he may be doing this and how I can help him to stop?