Posted by Jamie H on June 14, 2003 at 19:10:53:
My 3 month old has taken to sucking her thumb. While it is really quite cute to watch her fall asleep in the bouncy seat or activity gym with her thumb in her mouth, I have mixed feelings about it. I am worried about the long term effects it could have on her teeth should she continue to do this, my husband has scars on his hand from his teeth when he sucked his thumb, plus how will we break her of it? We can't chop her thumbs off and take them away! But, she calms herself down really well with it, and puts herself back to sleep at night by sucking her thumb, if she wakes up. She sleeps through the night, usually for about 11-12 hours at night. What do you'll think????????????