Babies Who Like To Suck And Bite Their Fingers At The Age Of 6 Months Is It Reasonable?
Hello doctor. Sya Tika Ank I now want to step on the age of 6 months. But I noticed. Ank sya sring skali stamped his tongue until it sounded like that doctor. He also likes to stick to the tongue and the upper lip and lower lip of the doctor. As a result, he does not want to suck. But if you still want a doctor. Every time I put a foreign object in his mouth like. Kompeng. Dodot. And thiter. He always bites and shifts the slide with his tongue, that’s the doctor. Then my son also likes to pick up his hands. Doctor, please give me an explanation, doctor. Is everything natural and not a problem? thank you
Hello Tika, thank you for asking.
In children there are several stages of normal psychosexual development. Developmental stages can be divided into oral stages, anal stages, genital stages, phallic stages, latent stages, and genital stages. The oral stage starts with infants about 3 months old and continues until after 12-18 months. At this stage the majority of infant interactions are related to the mouth area. Babies have a great curiosity both for themselves, those around them, and the environment. This baby's curiosity will encourage the baby to taste or put all kinds of objects that are in the jangakaun, into the mouth. That is because with a baby putting an object in the mouth, the happy center in the brain will be stimulated, just like when a baby drinks or eats.
The oral stage is the normal stage of development that all babies must pass to be able to develop into a healthy child psychosexual. Babies will play a lot of lips or tongue, insert small objects that are affordable, touch their own fingers, and so on. Based on your explanation, it is likely that your baby is in the normal oral phase. Or your baby is in a period of teething, when the teeth begin to grow, the baby will more often drool, taste, and bite.
You do not need to worry, but you still have to be vigilant in this oral phase, because there is a risk of digestive tract infections and choking. Some things you can do as a precaution are:
keep items with small parts that can be swallowed by babies. avoid babies from reaching sharp objects, electronic objects, toxic objects. wash baby toys properly so that digestive infections do not occur. Give a bite toy in clean condition. divert the baby's attention as often as possible every baby wants to taste his finger. provide healthy and soft snacks so the baby learns to train his motor skills. Mothers can try to give a drink with a special glass of baby or if necessary give a drink with a spoon slowly. No need to be forced if the baby does not want to drink from a pacifier bottle, as long as the baby is still breastfed. In fact, this can be used by the mother as a time to slowly remove the baby from the pacifier bottle, so as not to depend on toddlers and so as not to interfere with tooth development. So a little information from us, hopefully useful. Congratulations creativity with your baby.