Observe the infant during daily routines.
No elicitation needed.
The child finds his fist or thumb to suck on. The adult may also try guiding the infant’s fist to his mouth. Observe whether this is helpful for calming.
Sucking is not just for feeding. Sucking is also calming. Infants calm when they nurse, suck a bottle nipple or a pacifier. Fists and fingers are attached to the infant, so they allow the child to self-calm.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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