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    Default Baby Gags Self?

    My nearly 4mo has had colds for a while, and over the last two weeks, she's sticking her fingers deep into her mouth and gagging herself, causing herself to spit up lots of milk. She's really kind of still exploring her hands/fingers in her mouth, so is she just learning? Do you think she has a sore throat? It doesn't look red or splotchy or anything.

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    Default Re: Baby Gags Self?

    my dd is 4 months and did the same thing up until about a week ago. i've asked some other moms i know, and this seems to be a common thing at this age. now, she still shoves just about anything in her mouth, but she's learned not to go back far enough to gag herself.
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    Default Re: Baby Gags Self?

    My ds went throug a phase where he did this. I think he was just curious and he also liked to suck his fingers so he would sometimes do it on accident.
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    All 3 of mine have done this at one point or another. Dd2, my youngest, did it at about that same age. I think its normal and she will grow out of it.

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    Ugh, my son does this. He gags on everything though. Lots of laundry but totally normal. And it looks like more than it is, I promise.
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    Yep. My son used to do the same thing. Sometimes it was because he was teething and he would chew on his fingers and go a little too far down his throat.
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