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fist/finger sucking

Posted by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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Ds is starting to get his two bottom teeth. He is 3 month.

He had a paci in the hospital and a few days after we got home but never again because i allow him to pacify at the breast. But now he is sucking on his fist and fingers. Ive tried countless teethers including ones he can hold by himself to vibrating ones and the only toy he likes is his ball which wont fit in his mouth. Any suggestions. How bad is it to suck on his fist?

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by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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arigdon4
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 7:12 PM
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This is his ball. Its called OBall
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soulofsunmama
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM
It's not bad at all to suck on fists or fingers.
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arigdon4
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 7:43 PM

hmmm then why has my mom been pitching such a fit?

Quoting soulofsunmama:

It's not bad at all to suck on fists or fingers.


shortyali
by Alicia on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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Because she can, lol. My mom is the same way. DD sucks her thumb. DS2 sucks on the side of his fist. My mom freaks out about both. Their teeth are going to be ruined, they will do this their whole life and I won't be able to ever break them if it and guess what the root to all this evil is!! The fact that those 2 were/are bf. DS1 was ff after the first 7 weeks and he quit the binky on his own at 6 months.

I wouldn't worry about it.


Quoting arigdon4:

hmmm then why has my mom been pitching such a fit?

Quoting soulofsunmama:

It's not bad at all to suck on fists or fingers.


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Zazayam
by Nicki on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:11 PM

Not bad at all. When he's a kid and not a baby, sucking his thumb can be an issue. Right now it's perfectly normal.

And your mom's throwing fits because that's what they do ;)

gumeshoe
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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Mine has been sucking on his fist since before he was born.

Kimbyann
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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My son's pediatricians says its a good thing for them to suck on their thumb or fist and its not as damaging to their palate as a paci.
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aehanrahan
by Group Admin - Amy on Mar. 23, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Yeah, this!

Quoting Zazayam:

Not bad at all. When he's a kid and not a baby, sucking his thumb can be an issue. Right now it's perfectly normal.

And your mom's throwing fits because that's what they do ;)

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