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is it bad?

my baby is 2 weeks she likes chein on her little fingers and sucking on them and her thumb is it bad for her to do this short term???

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Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:05 AM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's actually pretty well-developed for her to exercise any control at all over her arms and hands - you've got a smart little cookie there !

    "bad for her" could only be a question of perhaps making her teeth go crooked - but wait! she has no teeth, and won't for a long time ! ... so no worries !

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:08 AM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • No, it is not bad for her to do this. All normal babies will suck and chew on their hands and most anything that gets near their mouths. This is an important skill they are born with, enabling them to know how to suck to feed. It should be encouraged with chewy toys and such. Thumb-sucking is usually discouraged in older children, toddler age.

    Answer by momo8child at 1:12 AM on Mar. 6, 2009

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