Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ell | 2009/10/05

Q.

playing

hi
i' ve noticed that my 16mnth old son likes playing with his belly button every time he drinks his bottle, even in his sleep. what could it be? is it just a habbit? should i be worried? a friend of mine used to suck her thumb and she' d also play with hers.
thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common indeed and there is no need for concern. Your son will stop playing with his belly button as he gets older.

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