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October 17th, 2012, 06:50 AM
melissalaw's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Does your LO suck either a thumb, paci or neither?

Jacob doesn't take either his thumb or a paci. I have offered a paci several times and he has never liked it. Jackson on the other hand has sucked his thumb since he was very young.

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October 17th, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Neither! We have never given her a pacifier and I haven't noticed her ever suck her thumb. She does gnaw on her fingers when teething a lot.

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October 17th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Paci. I know that she will have a rough transition to not having one, but I think it has really helped her to STTN. It works for us

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October 17th, 2012, 11:58 AM
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Hunter had a paci and we just took it away finally a few months ago. I would way rather have my baby suck a pacifier then their thumbs. My girlfriends son is four and he still sucks his thumb all the time!! The new baby will get a pacifier as soon as breastfeeding has been established

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October 17th, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Pacis galore here.

My oldest is an addict. We tried to take it in march, but he started having night terrors (or just had a really hard time settling at night when he "woke" up) and we gave it back after two weeks of not a wink of sleep. He has it in his bed only (if he gets really upset, he will go sit on his bed with it), which we have had in effect since January. It is a huge soothing technique for him and I don't want to remove a coping skill that he knows how to use. The emotional regulation he is learning is more important to me than his teeth (which are likely going to need braces anyway).

Kieran likes his, but is not an addict. He didn't take it at all until he started teething. And now he will use it to chew on or have a night or in the car. He likes it for shorter periods of time and spits it out often. It's probably not going to be with him near as long as Liam's.

I will offer new baby a paci as well. I have relatives who sucked their thumb/fingers well into their teen years (they deny it...we have pictorial proof!).
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October 17th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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Moose was a thumb sucker. Still is when she's tired. Finn was neither.
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October 17th, 2012, 08:11 PM
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October 18th, 2012, 05:34 AM
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Molly will take a paci, but she doesn't really care if she has it or not most of the time. She is a serious finger sucker, but I'm trying to curb that. I'd much have her use a paci then her fingers.

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