Children have different performances and needs at different stages of growth. For example, a child needs to suck, chew, and swallow to satisfy his desire when he is in the oral phase. Therefore, parents will find that even if their children are not hungry, they will often suck their little hands and even feet, as well as everything that can be held in their hands, to get a sense of happiness. So, what if a child likes to lick things with his mouth?
When a child enters the oral sensitivity period, it is a process of taste and touch with the mouth; feel and recognize things with the mouth, and constantly practice the use of teeth and tongue. These children’s behaviors are normal. Parents don’t need to deliberately correct them. They only need to pay attention to keeping the things the children touched clean and hygienic. Don’t let the children have accidents during the licking process.
This sensitive period usually starts at about six months of age. By the age of two and a half, you can use your hands proficiently and touch things everywhere. This period of oral sensitivity Only gradually passed. If your child licks something with his mouth, it may also be a sign of thirsty. You can also give your child some water to avoid excessive dry lips.
Of course, you should also pay attention to nutritional supplements for your children. You can eat lighter diet, and pay attention to digestion and absorption. In addition, you should always pay attention to your children’s hygiene and cleanliness to avoid infection. Phenomenon, if you often have such manifestations, you can also take your child to undergo a physical examination first to confirm the cause before treatment. At the same time, you can reduce the habit of licking things by diverting the child’s attention and communicating with the child more.