I have two boys, one is 4 and the other is 17 months. I watch a 2 year old girl during the day and she has a habit of sucking on her index and middle finger for comfort. I'm working with her to let it go... She also calls me "Leanne", though I refer to myself as Auntie (my kids call her mom auntie... we're close families).
Now, for the problem. My 17 mo old has been saying something when he wants something and I couldn't figure out what it was. My friend said last night it sounds like he's saying Leanne (he says it like "Me-ahn"). He calls me "mama", but does he think "leanne" means "I want"??? How do I change this? Last thing is that he was upset last night and he auntie (little girls mom) was holding him and he started sucking his fingers like she does! He has never had a paci or finger sucking habit, he always gets the boob when he wants to suck... how do I prevent him from sucking his fingers?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:55 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in General Parenting
Give him boob (in your language).
Answer by Gailll at 6:58 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 7:06 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by mommy2boys03 at 7:08 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by JawgaMom1 at 8:21 PM on Aug. 27, 2010
Answer by noel1978 at 9:00 PM on Aug. 27, 2010