Q:

Hello, my little girl has started to lick anything and everything. Earlier, she used to lick her hand alone. Now she is grabbing  everything and licking. Right from her own cloth. What can i do. Any suggestions 😕



Roopashree Siddireddy

This is normal behaviour. This is how they try to understand things. Feel them . Please give her some soft edged plastic, rubber or silicone toys. Provide her with Playgym...that the best invest. Rattles, teethers also good. But baby will be happy...if you give items from kitchen like steel glass, small plate. ( don't give spoons n all). Whenever you see her hand in mouth or something in mouth...gently remove and tell her not to do. Say..it's dirty. Please remove all available papers. Once if she start chewing paper...it will be very difficult to make her leave this habit.

Sangeetha Karuna

Thank you Roopashree Siddireddy

Roopashree Siddireddy

welcome Sangeetha. Don't give any books or any kind of paper..

Sangeetha Karuna

Na na. I will not Roopashree Siddireddy. Problem is when i lift her, she s licking my clothes as well 😂

Roopashree Siddireddy

mmm. They do like that. In this age only...my in-laws have some cartoon box to play.. she chewed and felt fun in chewing... that was a big problem till recently. whenever she use to see paper... my daughter use to hide and chew.

Sangeetha Karuna

Acho🙁 i have not introduced anything except cloths and rattles. Will be little more cautious

Gayatri Rao

Babies know the world around them with their mouths. Let her explore as long as it is safe, clean and hygienic. If it troubles you then limit her exploration.

Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying)

Sangeetha Karuna can't do anything actually around these lil people... just keep hygiene around and tell her not to do...my doll also started mouthing since 3 months...now she is 7 months and knows my no...we call her saanchi at home and whenever she takes anything in mouth we say laughing "no no saanchi" and she leaves... earlier she made this game...she used to laugh hard at every "no no saanchi"....

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