Parents instinctively prevented their baby from mouthing, whether it’s pulling their hand away from their mouth or removing toys. This is because they’re worried about things like germs, choking hazards and their baby developing bad habits (like thumb sucking).
But baby mouthing has a wide range of really important benefits when it comes to a child’s development. In fact, babies are at higher risk of developmental delays if they’re not given the opportunity to put their hands in their mouth or put toys in their mouth.
Babies put everything in their mouths! Babies have an internal drive to mouth and chew on their hands and toys. Letting babies mouth on safe toys and their hands helps them achieve crucial developmental milestones.
If truth be told, there are 5 developmental benefits babies get from mouthing. And in this video I explain exactly what these developmental benefits are!
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00:00 - 01:12 : Baby Mouthing
01:13 - 02:38 : Developmental Benefit #1
02:39 - 03:22 : Developmental Benefit #2
03:23 - 03:50 : Developmental Benefit #3
03:51 - 04:38 : Developmental Benefit #4
04:39 - 05:31 : Developmental Benefit #5
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