Saturday, April 21, 2007

The almighty, the one and only…the THUMB!



I have read that babies (aged six months and younger) suck their thumbs as they have not had enough sucking at the bottle (or breast) to fulfill their sucking needs. As Elliot recently started to suck, I do think that he is sucking for other apparent reasons. Primarily, he “learned” the behavior from his big sissy, Nora. It is, however, becoming less and less important to my 5-year old missy.

Soothing, therapeutic, calming--maybe evening healing--thumb sucking serves countless needs. But, in my estimation, it is merely the cutest thing that I have ever seen. Keep on sucking my sweet kiddos!

4 comments:

amy flege said...

what adorable pictures... i love thumb suckers...i sucked mine until i was in kindergarten!!

Cathy said...

Lauren is a thumb sucker too! My son did as well but stopped around 2 years old. I think Lauren will be a thumb sucker for quite awhile. It is the cutests, isn't it?

mom2rhett said...

Rhett sucked his thumb until he had his open heart surgery. They had so many IV's and stuff around his hands, and had them so taped up, he couldn't get to them. He was then decided a binky was not all that bad. I wish he would have stayed with the thumb, at least you can keep track of it!

Amy said...

What cute children! My son is devoted to his binky, but the thumb is so much cuter.