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7/10/13 1:02 P

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well it least it's only when she tired. Marley sucks all day long I'm constantly having to tell her to take her thumb out and say it again, or tell her to take her thumb out so she can use two hands.

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7/8/13 6:13 P

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Mine is still sucking as well. Her blanket is a mental trigger. She can be fine, but as soon as she sees her blanky, the thumb goes in the mouth.

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7/7/13 7:22 P

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still sucking like there's no tomorrow. her teeth are showing it now :(

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2/6/13 7:32 P

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yeah i tried that icky tasting nail polish with Marley..... she didn't care at all kept on sucking.

we gave her a binky from the start because i didn't want her to suck her thumb as i had suck a problem giving it up when i was a kid but at like 4 months or so she spit it out and started sucking her thumb anyway never took the binky back. so don't feel bad she could have ended up sucking her thumb anyhow.

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2/5/13 9:05 P

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Lillian sucks her thumb too...mainly when she is tired, but also sometimes when she is bored. The pedi told me that I could try to put something on her thumb to try to deter her. I can't remember exactly, but I think it is what people put on their nails to stop nail biting. It tastes really bad. I haven't done anything yet, because I feel like she does it less now than when she was younger.

She got a play kitchen for Christmas and there was a plastic mushroom as part of the plastic food set. She put the mushroom in her mouth like it was a paci. She would nap with it, walk around with it, and was so fascinated with it. She lost it at my parents' house, and threw a fit as we were driving home. I was so tired that day because Matt has bronchitis and he wasn't able to help out. I ran into Walgreens' and bought her a pacifier. At the age of 2 years old my kid finally cared about a pacifier. She was obsessed with it for about a couple of weeks and then forgot about it. It made me wonder if I would have rather her sucked on a pacifier because those can be thrown away, but the thumb is permanent.

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1/31/13 1:52 P

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good luck. i will probably need some help on this in a couple of years for ethan. he loves his thumb when hes getting ready to sleep right now. KUP.

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1/31/13 1:26 P

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thanks for the link, there was a book on there that i'm going to read see if i can make any progress :)

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1/30/13 9:43 P

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Jamie- found this on FB. it had some good ideas for you.

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1/29/13 12:32 P

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ouch. douglas hates me trying to check too. not sure if that teether would help at all. she would probably just suck her thumb instead of use it anyway.

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1/29/13 11:24 A

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well I just got my fingers bitten off checking LOL

Marley is getting the top right two year molar in the rest haven't started to cut yet
She doesn't chew though
she sucks a lot but then other times she just holds it in he mouth.



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1/25/13 12:49 P

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wowthat is rough :(
does she already have her 2 yr molars in? does she actually suck on thumb or chew on it or just keep it in there?
i bought a great molar teether for douglas and he really likes it. i give it to him while he is watching TV or listening to music and not playing with anything in his hands b/c that is when he starts gnawing on his fingers.
i wonder if chewing on something like that might help he get rid of the habit of keeping her thumb in there.

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1/25/13 12:08 P

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she just tells me she doesn't want to and flips out until it's back in her mouth. i put mittens on her the other day because we were going out in the cold and she had a total melt down because she couldn't get to her thumb.


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1/23/13 10:11 P

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what happens if you just tell her to take it out during day?
douglas is not a thumb sucker but ethan (almost 9 m old) is and its been wonderful for his sleep-he started at like 1 m old. but i am worried about what will happen.
i have a niece who is almost 3 that has always been a thumb sucker but shes not bad about doing it unless shes going down for nap or bed which doesn't really matter.

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1/23/13 9:58 P

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is anyone's little one still sucking their thumb??
Marley sucks her thumb like 80% of the day. it's horrible. right now it's cold so because her thumb is always wet it's starting to be really chapped. we've tried a bunch of things to get her to stop but no luck. we talked about it with her dentist and he said there's nothing you can really do until they want to stop. that it shouldn't effect her perment teeth at this point.
But..... her teeth are already really messed up. the two on top are buck and the two on the bottom are starting to turn in. if that's not bad enough her speech is starting to be effect by it because she doesn't bother to take her thumb out of her mouth when talking sometimes i swear she's developing a lisp or something.

It's really bothering me but i can't even start to tackle this bad habit until we are long past potty training. she's regressed a little in that area she's always in panties now but sometimes she will ask for a diaper to go poop in because she doesn't want to use the potty. At first we said no way but then she was holding it and getting really constipated so we decided that it would be better to let her use the diaper when she want's it's like a 50/50 thing now. but she's still good on the peeing part :)

I just know that there's probably going to be a lot of screaming when the time comes to say good by to her thumb. I know she's not going to let it go without a fight. I know i didn't.

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