I would like to know if my 5 month old can get sick ?

Peggy - posted on 09/27/2012 ( 10 moms have responded )

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By sticking her foot in her mouth when I see her doing it I take it out and tell her that it is yucky but I know she does not understand me please help!!!

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Nannaperson - posted on 09/28/2012

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NO. Coming from a RN, No. Let her do this just make sure her feet are clean and let her get the flexability.. It will help her in the future if she keeps it up with doing activities...

Relax.

Stifler's - posted on 09/27/2012

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No I don't think so. Both my kids chewed and sucked on everything.

Juliannemarie - posted on 09/27/2012

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My daughter sucked on her toes until a year. Its no worse than chewing on toys or fingers. Thats just what babies do.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2012

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No more sick than by sticking her fingers or toys in her mouth! It's fine. I'd just leave it alone.

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Shannon - posted on 09/28/2012

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My babies all sucked on there toes. It's perfectly normal. It not like the baby has sweaty tennis shoes on or anything.

Claire - posted on 09/28/2012

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Its fine and a completely normal part of development. Just make sure you keep her clean and there is nothing to worry about. Sticking toys and hands in her mouth are probably more likely to get her sick than her foot.

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Oh my goodness! A baby chewing on their toes is one of the cutest things ever! No, they can't get sick!! They can't even walk yet! It's not like they are walking across the pavement or the sidewalk and picking up germs!! Any germs they will contract will most likely come from you and their surroundings, not their toes at this age.

Dove - posted on 09/27/2012

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At 5 months her foot shouldn't be any dirtier than her fingers, toys, etc... CAN she get sick? Sure, anything is possible if there are sick germs around. Is it likely though? No.

Jodi - posted on 09/27/2012

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My daughter chewed her toenails until she was about 5. Gross, I know.....but more power to her that she had the flexibility, LOL.

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