Infants at this age will suck when tired. Even on an ultrasound they are sometimes sucking their thumbs and hands. Have you considered a pacifier?
Good news for you 85 to 90 percent of all children stop this habit before they are 4 and there will be no jaw or teeth issues unless they continue sucking after that time. finding something else teething ring, or pacifier will give them something to do that does not involve the EASY access of the thumb or hand.
Thank you for helping! I've tried given her 2 pacifiers of different designs but she does not like it. Yes on ultrasound i had once seen her sucking her toe! I'm actually considering if there are ways to gently help her do less sucking, I'm mostly worried about the habit not easily ending
This is a normal worry. Thumbsuckers sometimes go way past five especially when bored or tired, might want to try every shape they make. I say this because for some reason pacifiers are easier to break as a habit. Does she suck her thumb?
I see. No she has not yet learned to just coordinate and control the fingers yet... she is trying to put part of her fist into her mouth
when she is awake, distract her with another activity right away, to steer her from calming her self this way, at this age, it could be a mobile or a small toy you wave in front of her
That sounds good. Thank you so much for your patience and guidance!
yes, another thing. Keep an eye on when she does it the most. Maybe she is just tired or it could be something else. Stay on top of the habit..by distracting and finding other ways for her to occupy or curious time!
Once she finds that thumb, put those things in full action :)
great. thanks for the advice!!
Your welcome! Good luck to you and your little one ;)
thank you so much...