He's only 19 mts and I have taking him off the binky but then he got the sucking his thumb. I gave him the binky back because it seems cleaner but i dont know.Answer Question
Answer by coala at 10:48 AM on Apr. 11, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Apr. 11, 2009
Here's the thing. Sucking is a form of self-soothing that infants have. As babies grow into toddlers and toddlers into adolescence, they grow in knowledge and in skill. They obtain other methods of self-soothing or placating themselves. It can be seen as a problem when a child is refusing to raise to the next level of growth and maturity in this area, when they'd rather soothe themselves by sucking like an infant, rather than use their new abilities. We as parents should be encouraging our children to embrace age-appropriateness, not regression or being stuck in the same stages.
I think so many people have a problem with toddlers (or older) with thumb sucking or binkies because for SOME people, it is a sign of indulgence. If you can't encourage your child not to soothe themselves like a 4 month old when they're two, what else are you letting them get away with? I'm not here to be "friends" with my kids. I'm MOM!
Answer by NovemberLove at 12:03 PM on Apr. 11, 2009
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