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  • #16
    Thumb sucking is bad! It can be worse than a dummy from what I know.
    It’s just my opinion and a bit of anecdotal evidence that short term dummy use doesn’t have to cause dental problems.
    My son picked up a dummy I had in his toy box I don’t remember why, at 15 mths. He had that thing in his mouth almost 24/7 til he was 5. He has asd that’s why.
    His teeth are totally fine.

    It’s best not to have one but if I had to choose dummy or thumb I’m choosing dummy! But try redirect that now to something else. A lovey? Not a dummy!

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    • #17
      Both of my children had/have them. I wish they didn't. Dummies definitely had their place, but it's hard to part them from them, because they got so attached.

      I'm interested to hear people think dummies look cute. In my view, i don't think they're cute at all, and i wish my kids didn't latch onto dummies in the way they did.

      OP, if your bub is not taking to one, i definately wouldn't push them.

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      • #18
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        Originally posted by Kalina View Post
        Thumb-sucking can cause the same dental issues can't it?
        Dd3 and dd5 (7 and 3) are thumb suckers. Dd3 more so, dd5 will only do it when she is super tired (along with twirling her finger in her pillowcase). Dd3 has terrible teeth due to it and dd5 is not far behind. It affects her speech and she will probably require significant dental work as she gets older. IMG_7734.jpgIMG_2449.jpg

        ETA- this is probably a better photo of just how pushed out her top teeth areIMG_2446.jpg
        Last edited by SheWarrior; 09-11-2019, 21:52.

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        • #19
          We introduced a dummy probably around 9 ish week with our first..we were tired/lazy but as my son has grown older the obsession is insane! I’ve always been strict with it only being fit bedtime and definitely not out in public or when he’s talking. 2.5 now and it’s hard to see how this ending [emoji23] (even though I know it will)

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Kalina View Post
            Yeah my dd1 who's 6 can't sleep without the soft toy she's had since 6 months. It's looking pretty ragged these days but to her it's the most beautiful thing in the world. They get so attached, it really is love.
            Ds2 is 3 now it’s not ragged as I do wash it every 2nd day and we have 2 of them but they aren’t the same. There used to be 4 but o threw one out when we where is qld and said it stayed up there for when we go next October

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            • #21
              Originally posted by babybeeno1 View Post
              Ds2 is 3 now it’s not ragged as I do wash it every 2nd day and we have 2 of them but they aren’t the same. There used to be 4 but o threw one out when we where is qld and said it stayed up there for when we go next October
              I have to wash dd1's secretly. And I only do it when absolutely necessary, to try and preserve it for as long as possible.

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              • #22
                [QUOTE=SheWarrior;8927822]Dd3 and dd5 (7 and 3) are thumb suckers. Dd3 more so, dd5 will only do it when she is super tired (along with twirling her finger in her pillowcase). Dd3 has terrible teeth due to it and dd5 is not far behind. It affects her speech and she will probably require significant dental work as she gets older.

                ETA- this is probably a better photo of just how pushed out her top teeth are.

                I guess I'll wait and see whether she does start sucking her thumb and take it from there. My niece sucked her thumb for a very long time, they couldn't wean her off it no matter what.

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                • #23
                  [QUOTE=Kalina;8927962]
                  Originally posted by SheWarrior View Post
                  Dd3 and dd5 (7 and 3) are thumb suckers. Dd3 more so, dd5 will only do it when she is super tired (along with twirling her finger in her pillowcase). Dd3 has terrible teeth due to it and dd5 is not far behind. It affects her speech and she will probably require significant dental work as she gets older.

                  ETA- this is probably a better photo of just how pushed out her top teeth are.

                  I guess I'll wait and see whether she does start sucking her thumb and take it from there. My niece sucked her thumb for a very long time, they couldn't wean her off it no matter what.
                  Dd3 was a thumb sucker from about 2-3 months old. Dd5 didn’t start until she was older- maybe a year or so? Dd3 has gotten worse as she gets older- she will do it while sitting on the couch watching a movie or any time she isn’t using her hands. I don’t know if she does it at school, it’s certainly never been mentioned by any of her teachers which leads me to think she probably doesn’t. But we haven’t done anything to stop it either. One of those things we hoped she grew out of, and on the list of things to worry about it’s not exactly been a priority but I know it probably should be, especially now her adult teeth are starting to come in.

                  My best friend sucked her thumb until she was 17/18, and even now in her mid 30s she still catches herself doing it occasionally. Her daughter is 14 and is a thumb sucker as well and as a result her teeth are shocking. My friend has spent in the thousands seeing dentists and orthodontists, tried everything they’ve suggested so far to no avail. Their next (and possibly final) option is major dental work and braces. The downside to that is, it doesn’t actually fix the issue of her sucking her thumb, it only fixes the damage already done and if she continued, it would likely be for nothing.

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                  • #24
                    [QUOTE=SheWarrior;8927976]
                    Originally posted by Kalina View Post

                    Dd3 was a thumb sucker from about 2-3 months old. Dd5 didn’t start until she was older- maybe a year or so? Dd3 has gotten worse as she gets older- she will do it while sitting on the couch watching a movie or any time she isn’t using her hands. I don’t know if she does it at school, it’s certainly never been mentioned by any of her teachers which leads me to think she probably doesn’t. But we haven’t done anything to stop it either. One of those things we hoped she grew out of, and on the list of things to worry about it’s not exactly been a priority but I know it probably should be, especially now her adult teeth are starting to come in.

                    My best friend sucked her thumb until she was 17/18, and even now in her mid 30s she still catches herself doing it occasionally. Her daughter is 14 and is a thumb sucker as well and as a result her teeth are shocking. My friend has spent in the thousands seeing dentists and orthodontists, tried everything they’ve suggested so far to no avail. Their next (and possibly final) option is major dental work and braces. The downside to that is, it doesn’t actually fix the issue of her sucking her thumb, it only fixes the damage already done and if she continued, it would likely be for nothing.
                    That's fairly intense, I didn't know it could persist well into the teens. My plan is to offer dd2 a comfort toy or similar as soon as I feel it's safe to have something in the cot with her. A friend of mine used some kind of thumb contraption with her daughter at about 2 or 3 years old. Can't remember exactly how it worked but basically made it impossible to suck the thumb in her sleep.

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