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why is my two month old sucking on her hand all the time??

i know she's not hungry because i always feed her but she keeps sucking her hand like crazy... any opinions??

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Asked by kokopuffs at 6:58 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She is discovering her body. Sounds like she just discovered her hands. Eventually she will discover other things, but for right now it is her hands. Its OK, its normal :)

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 6:59 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Baby's like to suck...maybe it's a pacifier or their hand or thumb or helps pacify them. It doesn't mean that they are hungry all the time. Sucking helps soothe them. She's probably sucking on her hand because she has not found her thumb yet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • My DS did that. Discovery of something to suck on whenever you want it when you can't hardly move....hum, sounds like fun to me.

    Some babies start teething sensations early and do this, too.

    Answer by timelessglass at 7:00 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Because she can.... ;-)

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:14 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Because she found her hand! And hands are nummy! I agree with all of the above glad she doesn't want a paci

    Answer by Adeline1210 at 8:40 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • It comforts her... also, mine does it when she is hungry :)

    Answer by KellyJC at 9:08 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

  • Yes be very happy it's not a paci!

    Answer by Lilbeamercomin at 12:51 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Totally normal. My 7 month old will be flirting or playing or whatever, and all of a sudden, he'll catch a glimpse of his hands, and get totally distracted, and will sit there and study them. It's hilarious! The feet will be next. My poor son put his big toe in his mouth and bit down while my hubby was changing him. I heard this excruciating wail from the bedroom, poor little guy!

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:36 AM on Mar. 25, 2009

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