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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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kokopuffs

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 :)
    CarolynBarnett

    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 finger...it 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.
    Anonymous

    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.
    timelessglass

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

  • Because she can.... ;-)
    maggiemom2000

    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 posts.....be glad she doesn't want a paci
    Adeline1210

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

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

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

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

    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!
    musicpisces

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

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