Should the baby eat hands or not?

Newborn babies eat their hands because they have a “suck reflex” that ensures they’ll be breastfeeding as soon as they’re born.

Babies under the age of 2 are in the “craving period”. Eating hands is a way for babies to soothe themselves and explore the outside world, which can provide safety sense, stimulate the oral cavity, and promote brain development. As long as there are no problems such as broken finger skin and uneven teeth due to the high frequency of eating hands, there is no need to worry too much. Parents only need to do a good job of cleaning the baby’s little hands.

After the age of 2, if your baby still eats hands frequently, you can use a pacifier instead, or you can play some hand games with your baby. In addition, you should also pay attention to spend more time with your baby to relieve the baby’s anxiety, anxiety, fear, boredom and other emotions.