My 2 month old son suck his thumb to his mouth

Joyce - posted on 07/25/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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He loves to suck and I've been giving him a pacifier, but he starts putting his thumb to his mouth..what should I do?

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Jennica - posted on 07/25/2009

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i just recently took my daughter of the pacifier and she is trying to suck her fingers but i just put her hands down when i see it and now she puts other's peoples hands down if they put it to their mouth! she mainly puts it in her mouth when her teeth and gums are bothering her. But, in order to break them from it, u have to start early!

Rhiannon - posted on 07/25/2009

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nothing my son is 7 months and has sucked his thumb since he was 4 months it gets him back 2 sleep at night n he can find it himself unlike a pacifier

Erica - posted on 07/25/2009

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My Three month old daughter does the same thing. She pulls her binkies out to get her thumb. I've been frustrated over it but have learned that If I want sleep I'm just going to have to let it go. Michelle makes a good point about the comfort feed. Since I've given up with the thumb Caroline sleeps through the night. The doctor said to just want and make sure it doesn't become so wet that the skin starts to crack.

Tiffany - posted on 07/25/2009

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My daughter used binkies and they fall out constantly, even on the floor and then you have to find a new one or away to clean that one, my nephew sucked his thumb and it seemed so much easier for his mommy, she didn't have to buy new ones or worry about it falling out and trying to find it :) He is 2 1/2 now and I can't remember when he stopped but it seems like it was well before 1... this maybe a blessing :) Hope this helps!!

Samantha - posted on 07/25/2009

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Nothing.... he found his hands and is now going to put it in his mouth. Just wait... once he realizes he can grab stuff, he will put EVERYTHING in his mouth!

Michelle - posted on 07/25/2009

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nothing. my daughter has sucked her thumb since she was born and it isnt a proble at all in fact it helps her get back to sleep at night without needing to cofort feed. also eans its always there unlike a pacifier if she wants it she can just put it in her mouth.

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