My six year old grandson asked me why
my granddaughter puts everything in her mouth.
It told him, "this she is how she learns."
Babies putting things in their mouths, otherwise known as mouthing, is not only normal, but also signals a growing interest in the world around them. In the first year, children explore their surroundings through their senses -- seeing, touching, hearing, smelling, and tasting. The more they explore, the more they learn.
Our granddaughters favorite way of exploring new objects is to put them in her mouth.
Norma Honeycutt, Nana