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why does my 5 month old keep trying to put his fists in his mouth

My 5 month old son wont keep his hands out of his mouth

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Asked by cjsmom108 at 12:43 PM on Mar. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Cause he can and it's fun and his fists taste good, that and he's probably teething lol

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:44 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • he is probably teething or just likes chewing on his fist or likes it in his mouth...try getting some teethers and put them in the freezer or a blanket with the teething thing at the end of will give him something to hold and it would prob be better than his fist in his mouth

    Answer by BBKMommy at 12:44 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • Babies discover the world thru their mouths.


    Answer by momjoy1027 at 12:48 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • Because he can and really, what else does he have to do? At least until he discovers his feet will reach his mouth with the help of his hands.

    Answer by marbear98 at 12:58 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • It is his fist now, and everything else later. Enjoy having him gum and suck on something you don't have to worry about him choking on or losing... because later you'll be pulling everything he discovers out of his mouth and dealing with him pitching a fit because of it. Hehe. :)

    Answer by ShadesofGrey at 1:13 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • I love when my baby does this!! She is three mos. old--- it is quite normal -- just remember to wash those hands well wen you bathe him and dont let other kids or strangers touch them-- for some reason they always want to touch them lol.

    Answer by sweetsuthern at 1:22 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

  • he likes it, or maybe hes teething totally normal for out the feet are next

    Answer by lhernandez7208 at 2:51 PM on Mar. 12, 2009

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