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sucking thumb on left hand

My 3 month old daughter finally got the hang of sucking her thumb, however it is on her left hand. I have heard if a baby sucks there left thumb they will be left handed. Is that true?

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blueeyes71883

Asked by blueeyes71883 at 11:19 AM on Nov. 2, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think I heard that most kids don't choose a dominant hand until they're about two years old. I haven't heard what you have, but you can google "dominant hand usage" and find a million resources about it. In my opinion three months is way too young to determine what hand your baby will use : /
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:22 AM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • IDK my daughter sucks her left thumb so that she can do things with her right. she's 16 months now, been sucking her thumb since about 3-4 months old
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 11:23 AM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • I sucked my thumb for many many years, much to the dismay of my mom...I sucked either my right or my left, it didn't really matter to me. I'm left-handed =]
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:29 AM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • My son sucks his left thumb, but is right handed. To see if she's a lefty or a righty, put her thumbs together. The base of whichever hand she is will be slightly wider.
    barrettboys

    Answer by barrettboys at 12:38 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Take the thumb out and replace it with a pacifier every time. My son is 28 and still sleeps with his thumb in his mouth sometimes. What a horrible habit to allow your child to get into. I wish I had never allowed it to happen.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • wow judgmental much anon 12:51???
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 2:42 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • Wow... very judgmental. Its not something you can just replace. Or stop. It has to be up to the thumb sucker. I'm 33 and I still suck my thumb. My dentist told me a large % of the adult population suck their thumb.
    barrettboys

    Answer by barrettboys at 7:12 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

  • I do on rare occasion barrettboys, like if I'm extremely upset & depressed.
    flutterfae

    Answer by flutterfae at 7:26 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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