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#1 of 39 Old 01-18-2010, 12:16 AM - Thread Starter
 
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He just started doing this a few days ago...just suddenly opens his mouth and tries to eat/suck on my face (cheek, nose, or chin) while shaking his head back and forth, with a little growling sound. He also seems to be doing this also to shoulders. Does anyone know what this might indicate?

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It's love! It's kisses!
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isn't it hysterical?! my dd used to do this a lot from around 2-4 mo... she still does it occassionally, but I sorta miss it. she would grab my face, make this funny little ack ack ack noise and then attack... so stinking cute.

I agree with pp... it's pure mama love!!
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DD eats my face to tell me that what she really wants is boobie! If he's doing it often or when you're not expecting him to be hungry, perhaps he's having the classic 4-month growth spurt.

I kind of love it when she does it!

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OH I love it when they do that!
Lovey kisses!
With my first I though he was just hungry, but it was just kisses. I can't wait for DD#3 to start

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Sounds like rooting to me. (Looking for the breast.)

But if your lo isn't hungry, it's probably not that.

Ds is almost 4 months, and he is really into chewing on things and getting anything he can into his mouth now that he can. He chews on his hands, my fingers, his blanket, etc. Dd started getting teeth at 4 months, so it could be the beginning of teething too. Cute, though. I agree.
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DD eats my face to tell me that what she really wants is boobie! If he's doing it often or when you're not expecting him to be hungry, perhaps he's having the classic 4-month growth spurt.

I kind of love it when she does it!
There's a major growth spurt at 4mos? Oh dear.

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Yeah, it was definitely rooting for our DD. Hubby would use his nose as a gage for if she was hungry lol.
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Bwahaha. My son used to sometimes latch on to my face when he was hungry... now he does it all the time seemingly for fun. I think it's because I'm constantly kissing his face. He does it and then giggles.

Adorable, yet slimy. That sums him up pretty well.

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Slimy baby kisses! Ack! Soooo cute!!

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My dd did that all the time. She loved to suck on chins especially. I think it was just a part of her exploring her world.

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no idea but mine did this too

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Awww, baby kisses!!! I love them. I worried that he was still hungry, but no, he didn't want the boob, he wanted to suck mama's face off! And, to make it even cuter, he'll do it and then pull back and just grin this big gummy grin at me. Melts my heart.
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My DD (6.5 mo) does this when she's hungry and fussy/tired. As if to tell me, "hey mom, I'm so hungry and tired that I'm going to eat your face!"

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My 10 month old does that to my nose. If it's close enough, she'll open her mouth and move towards my nose. Then she'll either lick it or stick it in her mouth while giggling, it's really cute.
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Awww, baby kisses!!! I love them. I worried that he was still hungry, but no, he didn't want the boob, he wanted to suck mama's face off! And, to make it even cuter, he'll do it and then pull back and just grin this big gummy grin at me. Melts my heart.
this sounds like millie. i love it that she does it and then pulls away and goes awwwwwwww and then goes back for more.

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Awww my little guy does this too! I think it's hilarious...although a bit wet

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My ds does this too and I love it! It seems like sometimes he really thinks my cheek is a boob. He has totally latched onto my nose before and started sucking! So cute and slimy. I also agree it probably has to do with the fact that I am always kissing his face, and that he's hungry.

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i want mine to do that!

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All of my boys did it. I love it. I have the best pictures of them doing the face attack. In their case I think it was kisses.

The baby now though plays a game with me. We see who can get who's chin first. I nibble on his or he gets to suck on mine. Then we crack up laughing. He is 7 months and it is a fun game for us.
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My DS does it too, mainly when he's hungry or teething. I work full time, and when I come home from work, he throws himself at me and does this to any thing he can get! (usually my shoulders or knees).

Apparently once, he took DP's face between both hands, stuck out his tongue, and licked it from his chin to his nose.

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I think I just spontaneously ovulated.

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My DS (5 mos) does this too! I'm excited to see that he's not alone. I lean more towards the signaling hunger or attention than kisses. When he does it, he kind of looks away while he's on my face and then pulls back looking confused. It cracks me up. He occasionally tries to eat DH too but DH has a goatee so he doesn't like it nearly as much.

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DS was particularly found of DH's nose, but DD? She likes any part of DS's face.

He freaked out the first time she did it, but once I explained to him that he did the same thing at her age and what it meant? Anytime it happens now he looks over at me with the hugest possible grin on his face and says "Mama! She loves me!"
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My almost-6-week-old is a big chomper, too. She usually attacks us, and I mean ATTACKS- head crashing into us, gums a'biting- when she's hungry or wants her paci, but also does it for fun.

It's hilarious. We think she's rabid.

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LOVE IT.

DD does this to give kisses, but also when she's trying to nurse and is too tired to realize that the skin she's going after is not a boobie. Especially shoulders.

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Awww, baby kisses are the best! My AJ does it all the time. He'll growl like a gremlin and grab my cheeks and give me a big wet one all over my cheeks, chin, nose, eyes..Wherever he can get to. And he'll laugh and laugh while he's doing it.
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Baby kisses! Too cute! DD does this, too.

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i want mine to do that!
I bet your LO will start! Mine does this too! I kiss her all the time, I think she is kissing me. Although sometimes she is hungry and yet other times I think it is because she is teething. It is so cute, slimy and a bit gross...but I love it! I love the attack face that goes with it...like if she had teeth she would seriously bite my face OFF!

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