Paisley has taken a liking to her thumb lately. I freaked out for a couple days and tried ‘redirecting’ her by removing said thumb and inserting her pacifier. This would usually work for a couple seconds, before she’d spit it out and return to chowing on her thumb again. After doing tons of research (and getting lots of advice from FB friends) I decided it wasn’t the end of the world if she sucks her thumb. Sure, it’ll be harder to break that habit than paci-suckers… (you can’t just slice her thumb off, or make it disappear overnight). But the upside is that it’s one less thing I have to keep track of. Can’t argue with a built in self-soother!
As an in-your-face gesture, my mommy posted this lovely photo of yours truly on my FB. I guess thumb-sucking is a family trait. I’m pretty darn cute, no? And check out those kicks!
Did you, or do you have any offspring, that sucks their thumbs? I’ll be asking for advice about a year from now on how to break this habit!!!