Don’t worry! 6 habits your kid will grow out of

Don’t worry! 

6 habits your kid will grow out of. 


Parenthood is indeed a thrilling role to take up. From clicking their cute pictures to staying up for them all night, from seeing them take their first step to worrying about their thumb sucking problem. Your kid might pick up habits that no parenting book warned you about, but there are a few habits that you need not worry about. They will grow out of it.

 

Putting things in mouth

If your kid puts anything and everything is his mouth, do not worry. He is not alone. A lot of kids develop this habit overtime. Once they gain some sensibility, it will go away. Just make sure to keep dangerous things like marbles, coins, etc. out of his reach. It is a normal stage for oral development and it shall pass. Give them a brush to latch on if you are still concerned. 

Thumb sucking

Babies have natural rooting and sucking reflexes, which can cause them to put their thumbs or fingers into their mouths — sometimes even before birth. Because thumb sucking makes babies feel secure, some babies might eventually develop a habit of thumb sucking when they're in need of soothing or going to sleep. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a big deal. Majority of the kids do it and while it is frowned upon, it is completely normal and will be out of the kid’s system in it’s time. 

Food fad

The evolving taste buds results in the classic conundrum of ‘What will my kid eat today?’ One day they might love that papaya and the next day they might totally reject it. These changing food habits tend to worry parents. To that we’d say, don’t worry. This is an ever changing phenomena and will keep repeating even after they are grown ups. Just make sure they eat healthy and you will be fine. 

Bed Wetting

We understand how it can be horrifying for new parents, but do we really need to worry? How many adults do we know who wet their bed? None. So bury these concerns and opt for extra absorbent diapers for a comfortable night’s sleep till they are trained and stop on their own. However, if this continues till teenage years and on a regular basis, talk to them and see a child therapist. 

Sibling Rivalry

It is loud, annoying and very taxing when you have children with little age difference between them. They fight literally over anything and as an adult, it is worrisome. There is nothing to be scared of as it gets less aggressive with time and the bond gets deeper. The pro to having two kids of close age is that they will become best of friends. The con is, you now have a team against you. 

Incessant questioning

If you have Madam Curie for a child, sorry for those ear biting questions. While you may be tired of answering why the grass is green or why the glass is breakable, we have good news for you. It is not permanent. These questions will go away with age and increased involvement in peer groups. Till then, All the best. 



While we understand that as a parent, few habits can terrify you we would suggest you enjoy it while it lasts. With these bad habits, good ones will go too, so click their pictures in cute outfits, watch them sleep peacefully, and above all cherish the good and the bad equally. 



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