One of the important reflexes of newborns -sucking. It is very important that he is satisfied. If my mother suddenly noticed that the child began to suck a finger, then it is necessary to think about the fact that the baby does not suck a little breast or pacifier.
Normal behavior can be considered when the baby sends fingers to the mouth before feeding. He's just hungry. But if children suck a finger in between meals, you should think about it.
When children suck a finger, you should offer thempacifier. This, first, is more hygienic. Secondly, her sucking does not affect the baby's growing teeth so much. And the so-called "orthopedic" pacifiers contribute to the formation of a normal bite in a baby.
But what if a more adult baby sucksthumb? Why is this happening? As already mentioned, the baby's need for sucking can fade at different times. That is why now many people advise not to stop breastfeeding the baby until such time as he himself refuses.
If the baby is already over a year, then sucking for himIs a kind of sedative. It does not matter what it is: breasts, bottles or pacifiers. The finger becomes a sort of their substitute. He can send it to his mouth when he is tired or wants to fall asleep.
If your child sucks a finger, do not stand on himbe angry. Maybe he's just bored. Try to make his pastime more interesting and pleasant. Remember that this habit goes by itself, but not overnight. Although some measures you can take too. For example, to bandage a finger. Perhaps, in this form, he does not like the kid.</ p>>