Only little babies do that…

a blog by Emily\’s mother

Everything Is Edible

Posted by DINRIL on October 27, 2006

Mmmmmmmm………For a number of weeks now we have been at the stage where Emily seems rather keen on putting anything within reach into her mouth. I’m told this is the way in which babies familiarise themselves with textures and objects – but it has of course caused a certain amount of confusion in our household.

I’ve lost count of the number of times, for instance, that my husband has said, “Is she hungry then?” because she is chomping on her teddy bear or gnawing her playmat – even if it’s only half an hour since she last ate. Her favourite thing to chew on at the moment is a set of coloured plastic keys which double as a teething toy, and which she loves despite a distinct lack of teeth with which to bite it.

Also popular are my fingers, which she has taken to grabbing in her little fist and literally pulling into her mouth, muslin squares and even the lining of her coat. And the phone, which she reaches for very enthusiastically whenever she is talking to either of her grandmothers, and attempts to lick. Judging by the expression on her face, it doesn’t taste very nice.

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4 Responses to “Everything Is Edible”

  1. Eldragon said

    You added a bunch of new photos to the blog! She is so cute. I especially love the one of Emily in her car seat – looking right into the camera lens. With those eyes – it’s hard to believe she’s only 4 months.

  2. katharina said

    🙂 Sweet. It will be less pleasant when it’s your finger after that little mouth is full of teeth!

  3. tater03 said

    Wait until the teething starts. Then they chew on anything and everything. Just a tip for when it does start. I used to take a washrag and wet it and put it in the freezer. My son loved when I would give him one of these frozen rags to chew on.

  4. Melanie said

    The frozen washcloth is very good for teething.

    I do remember actually reading a scientific study that dealt with the receptor nerves in a baby’s mouth compared to those on the fingers. They actually learn more about an object by putting it in their mouth. Strange.

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