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Thumbsucking babies - what age did yours start?

(8 Posts)
IlanaK Mon 15-Sep-08 21:27:33

I am desperately hoping my ds3 will suck his thumb. He won't take a dummy and is very sucky. He is 8 weeks old. Tonight, in the sling, he did suck his thumb for a moment once I had removed my breast and he was still sucky. But he did not keep it in long.

My eldest sucked his thumb from 9 weeks old, but I can't remember how it came about.

My second had a dummy so that's no help.

I was wondering if there was an age when they are develomentally ready to do it? My ds3 is quite small, whereas my ds1 was big - not sure if this makes a difference.

RupertTheBear Mon 15-Sep-08 21:32:58

My dd started at 12 weeks, ds was a bit later at about 16 weeks.

Jas Mon 15-Sep-08 21:33:04

8months!
(When I stopped b/f)

She is almost 8 and still sucks it.

Bella73 Mon 15-Sep-08 21:33:33

afraid dd1 didn't really start til she was 7 months, was often trying before then but didn't quite manage it

HuwEdwards Mon 15-Sep-08 21:35:59

in the womb.

so wish it hadn't. She is 5 yo now and I will be facing huge orthodontist bills in a few years time, I reckon.

phdlife Mon 15-Sep-08 21:38:52

mine sucks his middle two fingers, and he started at 10 weeks.

pudding25 Tue 16-Sep-08 10:23:46

We took away DD's dummy at 16wks and she immediately started sucking her 2 middle fingers instead. She had already started sucking her fingers a bit from around 12/13 wks.

williamsmummy Tue 16-Sep-08 11:18:44

in the womb..............he is 16 yrs old, 6ft 3inches tall, size 13 feet.........and still sucks his thumb................ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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