gives baby the idea that he can’t trust his own self.
Or anyone else…
To a baby, sucking his/her thumb is like drugs.
When I was in third grade, there was this kid who would suck his first and middle finger at the same time. He was still doing it when I last saw him in 5th grade.
Yeah, and I’ll bet he never took up smoking.
I sense a connection there…
I remember the exact moment when I stopped sucking my thumb. They had put me to bed + when they thought I was asleep they painted this stuff from a bottle on my thumb that stings the mouth. I knew what they were doing. I had heard them talking. I put my thumb in my mouth, knowing. And quit, resigned to be in their world.
But…12 or so years later I did become the only smoker in my whole family.
A bit of glee. Hehehe.
I don’t remember thumb sucking. I’m told I was always chewing on door jams and crib rails. I loved chewing on stuff. I’m still an ice chewer. I can’t help it. I love chewing on ice.
My sis did suck her thumb for a bit, but she teethed on me. I laugh a little because she stopped sucking her thumb when her teeth came in and she accidently bit herself. I hate to admit this, but I got her a rubber doggie chew toy and she was pretty happy with that. I never told my parents I got if from the pet store.
i think you just damaged her personal growth, hopefully your sis won’t read that one !?!