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Do babies have to put everything in there mouths?

Including my hands...I won't let him but he does try to grab for them. It's very funny.
If I'm reading to him he wants to grab the book too.

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Asked by mommylovesu28 at 3:37 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, its the MAJOR way they learn about their environment right now. Its kind of yucky to us adults who know about germs and also dont want soggy books. lol But it builds his brain.

    This is strait from my early childhood development classes. LOL.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 3:40 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Yep. My daughter loves to chew on my cell phone. And then I have someone call it and when it vibrates she's in heaven.

    Answer by AmberBrat at 3:42 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Yes, ditto what mom2twobabes said.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 3:42 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Yes, it's just one way they learn and understand the world around them.

    Answer by heatherama at 3:44 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • My 22 month old still licks windows and benches (even though of course we tell her not to)... we asked a friend with a 4 year-old when this stops, and she said she'd let us know when it did :)

    Answer by EmilySusan at 4:31 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • They don't their touch sensory in their hands fully developed, so they use their mouths instead.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:04 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

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