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My daughter is 3 months now and she loves to lick/suck her hands all the time during wakeful phase. I was wondering if it’s alright? Thanks


Posted by alaisha, 4th March 2014


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  • I hope it was only a phase.


  • All my kids did this and they have thankfully grown out if the habit.


  • Yep it’s okjust discovering her hands. Can


  • Wakeful phase LOL what an unusual word group… This is a hard one, as often these types of behaviour are habit forming. My GF’s daughter use to bite her hand, and now, at 18yo has a scar the shape of her bubba and young self mouth on her hand.


  • I would try distraction method ,or talk to Health care workers


  • I found when my son did this, his hands became red raw. I ended up putting nipple balm on them to soothe and replace moisture and putting mittens over the top. It was only a phase that lasted about 2 months for my son.


  • I think its normal for that age!


  • there are some good comments here


  • yeah should be fine :)


  • She’s three months old…what else has she got te entertain herself with?


  • It is a natural self-soothing strategy. It’s fantastic that she is doing it.


  • Perfectly fine! My son never took to a dummy so he often sucked his hands/thumb for comfort. People tried to tell me it would set him up for a very bad habit and it was definitely not the case.


  • My 6 month old does it. My PH nurse told me it’s a way for them to self-soothe


  • Yes


  • Completely normal :)


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