Why a child sucking tongue

A child is born with a strong sucking reflex, which not only helps to make the food, but also relieves the pain of teething, calming. Kids who have early weaned, and for some reason deprived of the nipples, often prone to bad habits such as sucking of the tongue or finger. The kid does it unconsciously, often just before bedtime. Parents often worry that a bad habit the baby will not eventually disappear, and will only get worse. It happens that the child continues to suck the tongue in kindergarten and school. To prevent this, you need to help to get rid of it as soon as possible.
To wean a baby sucking tongue, in any case can not beat him on the mouth, curse in front of strangers. It may have a negative impact on a child's psyche and to develop an inferiority complex.

How to wean sucking tongue baby

Infants often fully satisfy their sucking reflex. But children who from birth were transferred to artificial feeding, usually need the nipple. Experts say that it does not affect the development of the speech apparatus, and therefore absolutely harmless. If parents notice that a newborn is sucking the tongue before bed or during the day, they can safely offer him a pacifier. As long as its size and shape fully meet the baby. 5-6 months, babies begin to erupt first teeth to ease the pain crumbs and wean him from the addiction, you can use rubber teethers with a special cooling liquid. The baby's mouth will be busy with an interesting new toy, so the need for the sucking of the tongue will disappear by itself.
The baby sucks the language of the unconscious, it allows him to feel protected, as if it is at my mother's breast.

How to wean suck language student

If the child is not weaned from a bad habit before going to kindergarten or school, to get rid of it will not be easy. Parents need to notice when the baby starts to suck the language when nervous, think about something, sleep, etc. In these moments to offer alternative employment, for example, to sort in hand couple, or roll balls. As soon as the adults see that the baby was going to suck the language, you need to immediately nail him, not focusing on this. A great option would be an exciting joint activities – reading, rhythmic games, jumping rope, etc. the Child will be easier to get rid of bad habits if he is to feel concern, love and support of parents.