Monday, November 24

Thumb Sucker


Liddy Ann loves to suck her thumb. She has never really liked her binki. She will take it for a minutes but inevitably spits it out when she gets bored. Her fingers are the preferred chew toy and when she is sleepy she finds that little thumb and sucks away. I was distraught at first, not with her sucking her thumb as a baby, but with the thought that she would be thumb sucking toddler. I knew she was developing a habit that is really hard to break. I worked really hard to get her to love the binki and even put little mittens on her hands when she slept. I knew I was losing the battle when she managed to free her hands from the mittens to find her thumb. In a way it is kind of nice. I don't have to worry about her losing her thumb and she is also learning how to calm herself. I only hope she doesn't get too attached you can't take away a thumb.....

3 comments:

Spencer+Kellie said...

So cute!

Joela said...

Our last three were thumb suckers - well, one was two fingers. They all stopped before it became a problem. The dentist helped encourage them and all three are going on to lead normal lives!!

Your family is so cute!

Aunt Joela

Tiffany said...

Heaven forbid she loose her thumb...I think you meant binki :) She is so adorable!!!