Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Battle of the Thumb

Ian and Isabelle were both pacifier babies. Isaac, however, has decided to try a different path. He likes his thumb. After all, it is the most convenient and now that he has an easier time controlling his hands, he often pushes the pacifier out and finds his thumb. I am not giving up this battle because I would prefer he not be a thumb-sucker (I can take away a pacifier, but I can't take away his thumbs). So I spend much of my day replacing his thumb with a pacifier. It has become quite the arm wrestling match!
He finds it in the swing, in his bed and just about anytime now....so we will see.
I am so thankful for my Hotslings these days. Isaac is very nosy and prefers to be in a position in which he can see what is going on around him. He stays rather comfortable in the sling and often falls right to sleep. It makes my cleaning and grocery shopping much easier sometimes!

Too bad it is so cute when he sucks his thumb!


Gwyn said...

Well, you can keep up the battle, but there are worse things! My third, last, was a thumb-sucker, too! But she was by far my happiest baby and there was no getting up at night to find the lost paci so she could go back to sleep. Don't know if you remember, but we got her a "habit-breaker" from our local orthodontist. It worked! LOL

The Schaper Scene said...

Unfortunately, Kylea was (and is still!) a thumb-sucker. At this point, she only does it when she is bored, watching TV, or in the car. Maybe I could have tried harder with her when she was younger, but she was very determined to suck her thumb from the time she was only a few months old. Addysen, on the other hand, doesn't want anything to do with a pacifier or her thumb. Instead, she sucks on her lip (or tongue...I can't really figure it out). It is the funniest thing!

Jennifer said...

I was so determined that Nevie would like a pacifier that I bought quite a surplus. You know what she did? Spit them across the room. Now she likes her thumb. Go figure. I know it's easier to cut the tip off of the binky or have the binky fairy come but he'll eventually grow out of it. It's very rare to see a fifteen year old sucking his thumb. :)