During their fourth month of life, your child discovered their little chubby hands are there, always nearby, at their disposal. With an increased flexibility, now their feet are also within reach – and there’s nothing better than putting them in their mouth. Taking into consideration all the drooling, lots of it and constant, and we have a child – this is completely normal, pay attention! – learning and experimenting with the world according to their possibilities: sucking, licking, “biting”…

And, speaking of biting, the first little tooth is soon to appear in that toothless mouth. It’s also because of this that the baby loves putting everything in their mouth: the gums itch a lot during this phase. It’s worth talking to the pediatrician to see if there’s any medication that can help alleviate the discomfort – teeth eruption tends to hurt – and leaving teethers and soft toys near the child, in the crib, the baby seat and/or the activity mat.