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Old 03-02-2002, 03:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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dd gave up thumbsucking at about 13 months, nursed until age 3 (though she didn't self-wean -- she'd still be nursing at 5-1/2 if I let her), coslept, AP etc.......
and then, at 4-1/2, she took up thumbsucking again. i assumed it was because i was pregnant and we were nearing the delivery date, but i have a good friend whose dd just started thumbsucking at 4-1/2 and she's NOT pregnant.

what's up????? i assumed that if they gave it up as babies and nursed for a longish time it wouldn't happen. is this common? is it particularly common at this age?
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Old 03-03-2002, 10:36 AM
 
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very interesting, bc my dd who is 5, just recently started doiing this too. Not regularly or anything, but every once in a while I have noticed it, esp when shes relaxing on the couch. Now she never did this when she was younger, so I thought it was really strange. I haven't brought any attention to it.

it must be a thing for comfort. My sis sucked her thumb till she was an adult. Now that was a nightmare for her, very embarrassing.
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