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Offline lauradj

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Sucking thumb while eating
« on: March 18, 2014, 01:00:36 am »
My DS, who is 7months old, has started sucking his thumb in between bites of food.  It doesn't impede his eating but it's a little weird and definitely slows things down.  He does it with his favourite foods, least favourite foods, there is no descrimination.  Has anyone else experienced this?


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Re: Sucking thumb while eating
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 01:15:09 am »
Dd1 did that for ages.  For months i would take her thumb out, put food in, and then she'd stick her thumb back in.  She eventually stopped.   :)

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Re: Sucking thumb while eating
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 04:17:07 am »
Oh thank goodness!  I'm glad it's not just my LO being a little weirdo  ;D  Do you know why they do it?  Thirsty?  Stressed out?


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Re: Sucking thumb while eating
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 10:55:14 am »
I have no idea!  I think she was just so intent on sucking her thumb that it didn't matter if there was food there!  She just turned 9, so now I can remember it like, "awww, how sweet!"

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Re: Sucking thumb while eating
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 22:24:01 pm »
Haha!  ;D  My LO is also an avid thumb sucker so I'll just take it as a dedicated effort.


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Re: Sucking thumb while eating
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 10:40:57 am »
My DD does this and I think it just helps the food go down.


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