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August 22nd, 2013, 10:17 AM
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I have been trying to get her to love her binki, but I think the thumb is winning the battle. DD #1 was a binki girl, and I was hoping the same would be true for Harper. Something about thumb sucking makes me cringe. I think it is the teacher in me that wants to yak when I see a third grader sucking a thumb then turning in a paper that I have to grade. Yuck!

Anyway, BTDT mommas, should I keep pushing the binki or just let it be. Once she starts thumb sucking, will she stop on her own? How do you break the habit at an early age? Thanks for the help!

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August 22nd, 2013, 10:26 AM
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She's so cute!! I have no advice though. I've not had a thumb sucker yet. My sister's kids suck their fingers when they have their loveys. So as long as she distracts them with other activities they forget about their fingers

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August 22nd, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Awww! Cute! I keep thinking that Peyton will find her thumb as well, she sucks/chews on whatever she can get in her mouth...a thumb, a finger or 3, her fist, her whole hand! I never introduced the pacifier to Connor, and didn't plan on it with Peyton either. I'm sort of torn because I think I'd rather her have a paci that I could take away, rather than her thumb! Interested to see others responses here too!

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August 22nd, 2013, 08:00 PM
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We're in the same boat with Emerson
DS hated the bink and never found his thumb
Emerson really hates the bink and loves her thumb
We used to be able to use the pacifier to try and calm her down when we were out but now she won't even take it
I'm just going to roll with it
I was a thumb sucker and so was my mom

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August 22nd, 2013, 08:21 PM
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We knew that we were fighting nature trying to get Anna to take a paci. We have an u/s pic of her sucking her thumb. She used the paci until she could get her thumb to her mouth regularly. As soon as she could do that, it was bye bye paci. At 3, she is still a thumb sucker. I sucked mine until I was 6. My parents bribed me out of it. I wanted a Barbie horse like crazy. Why? I have no idea, but I did. So I quit and they got me the horse. I don't have any memory of ever sucking my thumb at school or around my friends tho. It was when I had my blankey and was tired.

Lena is also sucking her thumb, but still takes her paci, too. I know the thumb will win, but we try. In good news, that pic you posted is sooooooooo adorable. So not all bad.
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August 22nd, 2013, 09:16 PM
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Porter has found his thumb too. I'm hoping it's because he just seems to be more aware of his hands now, but I guess we will see!
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August 23rd, 2013, 10:59 AM
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I was ecstatic when Alex opted for this thumb instead of the pacifier. Sooooo much easier. He only sucks his thumb now when he is tired and once he's asleep it pops out. I don't worry about it.
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'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!

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August 23rd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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my nephew is 9 and had to get serious dental work due to sucking his thumb FOREVER!

It is scary. I think it is okay as long as you don't let it drag out for years.

Lilah sticks her whole hand in her mouth then has a 10 minute meltdown when she gags herself.

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August 23rd, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Ellianna will not take the paci. She uses her entire fist ot my knuckle. Not 1 of my three would take a paci and the first 2 never really thumb sucked

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August 25th, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Eva will not take a pacifier. She puts her hand in her mouth and slurps like crazy, then she will accidentally bite herself and cry. Lol

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