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If you sucked your thumb as a child or have a thumb sucker.....

Which thumb did you/they suck and which hand do you/they write with now?

Just curious!

My 7 month old sucks his left thumb...wonder if he'll be a lefty?


Asked by CaseyErin at 11:02 AM on Jan. 25, 2010 in Just for Fun

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Answers (12)
  • Oh gosh I sucked my thumb so bad! I finally quit with the promise of a wagon, I sucked my right thumb and am right handed. Ds sucked his left and catches a ball with his right and is right handed! I am wondering if there is any research on this?

    Answer by kimigogo at 11:06 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • My son sucked his left fingers, which forced him to do everything with his right hand. When he was younger, his left hand was more dexterous, but because it was always in his mouth he learned to do everything with his right hand and he's now a righty.

    Answer by missanc at 11:05 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I sucked my left thumb till I was really old, like 12! I am right handed. I sucked my thumb so much that it is actually smaller than my other thumb and I got a massive over bite, which resulted in braces.

    Answer by danielp at 11:09 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • my son did not suck his thumb for very long but when he did it was his right hand. I thought he would be a lefty like my grandma because he did everything with his left hand, probably because his right was too busy being in his he is now four and right handed.

    Answer by saysha100687 at 11:11 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • My oldest son sucks his right thumb but at 6 still switches between right and left when writing. Mostly right though.

    My younger son sucks his left thumb but writes with his right hand. I'm convinced he was just mirroring his brother. This way one can sit on either side of me (which they loved doing when they were smaller and will still do if they can get away with it) and suck a thumb while playing with my hair.

    Answer by Myantek at 11:12 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I sucked my left. and I'm a lefty.

    my middle dd sucked her left - she's a rightie.

    Answer by hypermamaz at 11:12 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • lol i sucked whichever still had a good flavor.... weird I know! I'm left handed however and do almost everything besides writing with my right hand! My parents made a deal with me that when I stopped sucking my thumb, I could peirce my ears (i was 5) so I quit the next day!

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 11:14 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I know I sucked my thumb for a while when I was younger, but I don't have any idea which thumb it was...
    My daughter also sucks her thumb and it's her left one mostly, but she will suck they other one too. She does a lot of stuff with her left hand (grabbing toys, etc.). Her dad is left handed and my dad was left handed, so she can go either way.

    Answer by NOLAmommaKRYS at 11:27 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

    I am right handed tho.
    Which hand does your son use the most for everything else?
    Our daughter grabs with her left all the time. Her father is left handed so I kinda figured at least one of ours will be too LOL>

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 AM on Jan. 25, 2010

  • I sucked my thumb. I am left handed and only sucked my left thumb.

    Answer by kc932 at 12:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2010