My DS doesn't take a dummy but has found his fist, I have tried giving him a dummy to stop him sucking his fist/thumb but he either spits it straight out or tries to get his fist in under the dummy! Should I keep trying with the dummy? Hope that his fist sucking won't turn into full blown thumb sucking? Which is harder to get rid of in the long run or better / worse for bubs? Anyone in hindsight wish they didn't persist with a dummy or wish that they did? DS is just turned seven weeks.
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07-02-2012 09:42 #1
Dummy or Thumb
07-02-2012 09:54 #2
my Lil Man is 5 months and would not take a dummy! he loves sucking his thumb. but to be honest im not one bit worried in fact i would rather it :-) its so cute! lol and natural :-)
07-02-2012 10:06 #3
Awesome thanks, I'm such a stress head! Always just assumed baby + dummy went together!
07-02-2012 10:13 #4
My DD is the same, she has recently found her fists in the last couple of weeks. I have found the more you try to stop it the more persistent she is with sucking on her fingers lol
07-02-2012 10:16 #5Senior Member
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You won't have to get up in the middle of the night to find a lost thumb and replace it! Go with the thumb. I just wish DD would suck hers while sleeping rather than calling out for me.
07-02-2012 10:19 #6-
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I'd go fists/thumbs/fingers over dummy, at least then they can find it on their own when they want it
07-02-2012 11:25 #7Senior Member
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DD took a dummy (we just got rid of it, shes 3). DS never wanted a dummy, he found his thumb.
I was the same as you OP, worried about thumbsucking but i was told by my dentist its not a problem (dummy OR thumb) until they start getting their adult teeth.
Let your bub suck away, its a natural instinct for them, trying to take it away is just going to cause stress...for ALL!! Dont worry...cross that bridge when you come to it!!
07-02-2012 21:27 #8
definitely dummy. very easy to get rid of a dummy, very hard to get rid of fingers. all the thumb/finger sucking kids i know have done so late into primary school, one girl had to constantly bandage her fingers as they were getting infected from the moisture and bacteria.
my son had a dummy, got rid of it in one night when he was 2 years old.
my baby girl loved her fingers but now has a dummy.
and once they get a little older they can find the dummy at night and replace it themselves.
07-02-2012 21:34 #9
My DD was a thumb sucker but stopped around 5 months... I spoke to my CHN and she wasnt concerned. She said to me at least with a thumb they can find it with a dummy you have to get up and find it for them
My DD would not take a dummy at all... I just went with the flow
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