Catie Lamkin Due March 27 (boy); 2 kids; Mount Washington, Kentucky 47 posts
11th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kait.:</b>" I know.. it's stupid. Why wait for her to get behind? "</blockquote>

That's insane. My daughter was born at 26 weeks, so everyth8ng has been slightly.delayed. Im so nervous that this is going to push that speech just a little further.

Amanda Farley 1 child; Indiana 66 posts
12th Mar '13

I was worried my daughter would be this way too. I don't know how it happened or really remember but it came to a point where she was sucking on them almost 24/7 and it got to the point where her fingers got really red and her fingernails came off and it hurt of course so she finally stopped..I doubt this helped just thought I would add this is what finally got her to stop. She sucked her pointer and middle finger together. She is almost four and she stopped around four or five months after she turned three.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
12th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Alyssa's mommy [EBFT]:</b>" There's some good ideas here: And I'd discourage ... [snip!] ... yelling/spanking as you know it won't work to get her to stop and if anything may cause her to do it more as a comfort thing. "</blockquote>

Wish I would have read this when she started doing it (at age 2.5:roll:). I didn't know if it was better to ignore it or nip it. I ignored for awhile but it was getting worse so I tried to nip it by telling her to stop which made it even more worse :(