Even before birth, babies learn oral gratification — the pleasure of placing objects into their mouths.
They tend to pick up anything in sight in order to find out what it actually feels like.
For one mother, removing said objects turned into an ongoing art project, one that lasted approximately eight months.
Lenka Clayton then created a visual catalog called 63 Objects Taken from My Son’s Mouth, which includes everything from a random tea bag to pieces of paper and international currency.
Her photographs are definitely a fascinating look at how babies will place anything they can get their little hands on inside their mouths.
To see more about Clayton’s project or purchase a copy of the 66-page book, check out her website.