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Suzeta Vs. finger sucking

Suzeta Vs. finger sucking


Studies show that 50% - 70% of children tend to suck their fingers when they are young, especially in the first year of life. This tendency often starts from the 29th week after gestation and most children stop spontaneously (around the age of 4-5 years) from what can become a habit for some. Most children suck their fingers from the time they are in the womb, others do not.
What we need to know about finger sucking:

  • the fact that this is a reflex response to any object that might resemble the mother's breast
  • satisfies the child's need to suck on the mother's breast
  • it is a natural and normal way in which the child is alone
  • babies experience the world at first with the help of their mouths
  • Until the age of 5, finger sucking is not a habit, but it should be stopped after this age.
  • rarely affects speech
    Are we calling the pacifier or not?
    The suckers are similar to the sucking of the finger because the little ones offer the comfort of sucking. Most children do not use the pacifier at the age of 3, and in very rare cases they cause problems with the teeth. But there are some disadvantages when it comes to using the pacifier:
  • this can cause problems with speech development because children who use the pacifier often try to talk to it in their mouths.
  • children often suffer from sucking, which can lead to a wide range of germs and germs.
    If you are breastfeeding, do not give the baby a suction until the lactation is well established. Also, do not give it to your child if he has problems with weight gain or who feeds very little because he may lose interest in the sucking of the mother's breast.
    When it comes to pacifiers, experts agree on a few things except the need for children to suck. It is a good soothing and it starts before they are born. About 75% -80% of parents give their children pacifiers from the first weeks of life.
    benefits
    If a child does not have a pacifier, he will replace it with the sucking of his finger, but this is a habit that can disappear.