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Pacifying Baby, Dummy or Thumb?

baby sucking thumb

Thumb and dummy sucking are common in many children. My first daughter never had a dummy or sucked her thumb, and has never shown any interest in doing so. However on our first night home after my wife delivered our second daughter it became very obvious that if we didn’t put a dummy in her mouth then the thumb was going to take up residency instead! We opted for a dummy, partly as it’s easier to get rid of a dummy later on, and partly as the sucking of a finger or thumb can lead to the finger or thumb becoming thinner and less developed than it would otherwise be.

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