You see the picture of our sweet little daughter who has just figured out how to suck her thumb. At the same time we are attempting to help our oldest child learn to stop sucking his. Right now he is crying in his bed because we put a Band-Aid on his thumb to see if that will help, we will see (I think we may have to put gauze on there). At the same time Eamon is saying his final good bye’s to his binkie, and surprisingly he is doing really well. He only has a binkie at nap time and the occasional found treasure around the house that he is instructed to put on the counter. For Aidan it’s going to be a longer road I think, he really likes his thumb, and I feel bad for him but we’ve decided that now is the time. We’ll see if we are strong enough to carry it out though. We’ve given the boys an incentive though, when they have shown us that they are done sucking their thumb/binkie, we will get them a bunny.
We would welcome any suggestions on helping a child overcome thumb sucking in a gentle way, we don’t want him to feel bad about it since it’s not a sin but we do feel like it’s time to stop. Anyone have success stories they would like to share?
Additionally, anyone have any tips on caring for bunnies? What do you do with them in the cold months? :)
Well, the crying has stopped. So either he fell asleep without his thumb, he took the band-aid off and is sucking it or he could be sucking it with the band-aid on :) I really hope he’s just asleep without the thumb but that might be a little much to ask on his first night.
Chris and I went on a lovely date tonight. A cooking class put on by the Market Street Cafe catering company. The food was delicious, wonderful wine and great company! On that note, I think I will head to bed early! Good night!