Hi is it normal for 3 mnth old babies to suck on their hands alot???

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Jen - posted on 07/24/2009

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Not at all, your baby might be teething and they tend to drool a lot too and put all kinds of things in their mouth. Babies can start to get their first tooth as early as 3 mos. As long as he has safe things to chew on - their fingers being one, then it's nothing to worry about. Your baby will just have slobbery fingers :-) I used Tylenol and now sometimes use Motrin and within a few mins. he's not fussy anymore from sore gums but he still chews his fingers. I don't use a pacifier so he is more fixated on his hands.

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User - posted on 01/14/2013

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its def normal, mine sucked on his fingers (not as much as 3 mo) until about 1 1/2, it was his teeth coming in bothering him. It seemed like he liked his fingers over teethers any day

Jade - posted on 01/14/2013

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my little man has been sucking on his hands like crazy and drooling like crazy to he just turned 3 months old...is this a sighn that he is teething...and is it a habbit i should veer him away from??

NaTausha - posted on 07/24/2009

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I think it is. My 3 month old chews on her hands from the time she wakes up until she goes to bed. And she drools so i suspect teething, which babies seem to do alot earlier these days.

Jen - posted on 07/24/2009

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my LO always has her hands in her gob, and i reckon as soon as shes figured out how she'll shove her feet in there too! its all part of developing and finding out what does what, also she may be teething if there is a lot of drool. nothing to worry about tho its completely normal!

Simone - posted on 07/24/2009

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Totally normal!! As other everyone else has said, your little one has probably just found it's hands and may be starting teething. At 18 months my son still chews on his hands, to the extreme that I'm convinced he'll make himself ill!! For us though he is definately teething and is 4 short of a full set :)

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Absolutely. Might be teething, but it is a normal behavior anyways. As your baby gets older you'll notice that everything gets sucked on or chewed on. Right now, he's discovering his hands and investigating them with his mouth. Give it another month or two, and it will be his feet that are always in his mouth!

Crystal - posted on 07/24/2009

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this is totally normal, he/she could be teething its normal for babies to teethe this early get some dentinox gel you can use it from birth and re-apply every 30 mins i find it better than bongela

Ashley - posted on 07/24/2009

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Sure the baby is just prolly teething.. although my daughter chewed on her hands around 2 months and she still does it at 10 months...and its not just her ahnds now..its EVERYTHING!!!!!

Cindi - posted on 07/24/2009

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Yes! It is normal. My daughter had her first teeth poke through at 3 months and there was a lot of drool and hand suckage. Frozen teething rings to the rescue!

Allison - posted on 07/24/2009

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I agree with Belinda. She's found her hands! My pediatrician said that babies will drool a lot at this age which is a starter for teething but you wont actually see teeth until at least 6 months. My daughter Miranda has her hands in her mouth constantly too and she's 3 months!

Belinda - posted on 07/24/2009

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I think so. Mine did a similar thing for a month or so, seemed like she got to an age when she realised all of a sudden she had hands and couldnt keep them out of her mouth!

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