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Thumb sucking

Baby > Growth and Development > Thumb sucking

Research has shown that thumb sucking can begin even before a child is born although there is no indication as to whether this is voluntary or random.

After your child is born he will get great pleasure and comfort from sucking and this reflexive behavior means he will suck on anything placed in his mouth. Getting enjoyment from anything will mean he is more reluctant to give this behavior up.

Once a baby is weaned off breast or bottle he may still feel the need to suck on his thumb to retain those feelings of physical and emotional contentment. While reflexive thumb sucking usually disappears by four months it may become a habit which is more difficult to break.



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Rosie (1541 days ago)
Anyone ever tried the smelly stuff you paint on the thumb? Did it work?







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