My baby is about 2.5 months and he love to suck his hand ...is that a sign of teething ? And behind his gum there's some white spot too.. What should i do if he is teething ?
Babies tend to put things into their mouths because they want to find out what a certain object feels like. They have more nerve endings in their mouth, which can help them figure out the objects around them. Also, they have not developed fine motor kills to help them stroke, or explore the objects. They are likely to continue this form of “exploration” till they are two. Therefore, it is important to be mindful of what they can get their hands on to minimize the risk of choking. To differentiate between teething and the “exploration” chewing, look out for teething signs such as increased drooling and swollen gums. Teething usually begins around 4-6 months for most, but every baby is different. Here are some signs commonly associated with teething: - irritability or fussiness - drooling (could lead to facial rash) - gum swelling and sensitivity - gnawing or chewing behaviour - refusing food - sleep problems For more information on signs of teething: http://www.babycenter.com/0_teething-your-babys-first-teeth_11243.bc Hope this helps!Read more
Glad to! Also, it is common for babies to suck on their hands as it is a self-comforting behaviour. :)