4 yo son putting fingers in his mouth

Melissa - posted on 06/22/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )

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​I have a problem with my 4 yo son constantly wanting to put his fingers in his mouth - mostly when watching tv or when I'm reading a book to him. I'm constantly saying "get your fingers out of your mouth." Sometimes he reply's with "I can't help it". Is this a phase or problem? I don't know what to do anymore, any advise would be great!

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/22/2015

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Was he a binky kid? Its called oral fixation. The easiest way to fix is to gently redirect him each time.

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