SO my daughter is 15 months old and she has never taken a pacifier. She found her thumb at 3 months old and has sucked it since. I was a thumb sucker when I was little and I know the habit is hard to break. My oldest is 8 and she was a pacifier baby and was really easy to break the habit. Well today I was cleaning out by baby's drawer and I found a pacifier that she never took. It fell on the floor and she picked it up and put it in her mouth. She sucked it for a good 10 minutes while walking around upstairs with me. When she put it is a bowl I distracted her with a toy and picked the pacifier up.

My question is do I let her have it and hope she forgets she sucked her thumb? Would that habit be easier to break or could it backfire and she become addicted to both? I have never known a baby to go from a thumb to a pacifier and vice versa. I was planning on trying to wean her off her thumb at 2.

What are your thoughts and experiences?

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jacob...
Dec. 17, 2008 at 1:44 PM

hey!  well, i'm just now reading this (i dont get on this site much) and it's been 5 months.  how did it go?  what did you end up doing?  i would think it would be WAY easier to break a baby of a pacifier than a thumb, cuz you can take the paci away.  the thumb is always going to be there.

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momof...
Dec. 17, 2008 at 8:51 PM

She just sucked on the paci a bit. She is still majorly into her thumb. I know it will be impossible to break her..

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