Thumb Sucking

Jami - posted on 11/22/2008 ( 4 moms have responded )

8

11

0

So I have a definite thumb sucker. Anytime he's remotely upset it goes right in the mouth. Yes, I understand it's self soothing, but I don't like it. Anyone else or anyone with ideas. I'll mention he's not a pacifier fan. He'll take on once in awhile, but in general spits it back out.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

4 Comments

View replies by

Jami - posted on 11/25/2008

8

11

0

Thanks. I wish he'd take the paci... he just spits them out or after 10 minutes he falls asleep then wakes up cause its not there and either waits for me to come put it back in or puts his thumb in. well i guess i'll just worry about it if he doesn't stop later.

Michelle - posted on 11/25/2008

0

31

0

Hi my names michelle and i have 5 children aged 10,6,3,2, and 4months old and my baby is the same a thumb sucker and drives me mad.

I still give her a dummy to replace her thumb and now she's crafty as she slips her thumb in with her dummy. I now how you feel as with a dummy you can throw it away but you can't with a thumb lols

Stacey - posted on 11/24/2008

9

15

1

My son Kayden is exactly the same he loves putting his hands in his mouth, I agree that it is needed for developmental side of things however i am not a big fan of it either, in some cases it can be very hard thing to stop when there older, I allow him to do it while its play time ect but when he is upset or going to bed i allow him to have a dummy as i feel its easier to get rid of a dummy then sucking on a hand or thumb.



If your bubs wont take the dummy easily try putting some gripe water or some green tea or something of that kind and just keep doing that i had to do that with Kayden and now he is fine with the dummy and i still sometimes do this too!

Caroline - posted on 11/24/2008

11

12

3

my son is a thumb sucker, too. it's actually recommended by many pediatricians to just leave it alone. the kid will grow out of it and they use it as a security thing. it can actually cause problems with a child mentally supposidly if you stop them from doing something that they feel if a comfort thing.hope i helped!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms