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#1 of 3 Old 05-31-2003, 04:00 PM - Thread Starter
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Is this common? Dd has never sucked thumb or pacifier. In the last few weeks she has started sucking her thumb several times a day for an extended period (1/2 hour?) Sometimes it's her finger(s) but mostly her thumb.

Could this just be teething? Perhaps a reaction to the chaos around our house as we are selling it? Or do some kids just start at 2?

I must admit my temptation is to pull it out and try to convince her not to suck it.....

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Probably a combo of both teething (I know my son had his hands in his mouth 24/7 with getting molars), and the chaos.

My son's been a thumb-sucker since the womb (in the ultrasound pic he was even sucking it!), but he only sucks it, when he's tired, teething, or upset/stressed out.
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our ds is almost 2 and has started to just stick his whole hand in his mouth. it seems to be anytime he is stressed out or just tired but he never really does it for more then like 2 or 3 minutes. i know sorry i am no help just wanted to let you know that it seems to be maybe a common thing. my $0.02 adios
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