Squidge is a thumbsucker as I’m sure most of you have noticed. The day she started sucking her thumb was a happy day here at casa da Squidge.
It was the first time she self-soothed and after months and months of a grumpy crying baby were were freaking ecstatic.
Fast-forward to- now. She still sucks her thumb of course and up until a couple of days ago I was OK with this.
Now, not so much. I noticed that her two front teeth are beginning to poke out a bit in a.. how shall I say it- bucktooth kinda way. So I’ve been telling her to stop sucking her thumb and she does, stop that is. I’m torn though.
I feel bad when I ask her to stop sucking her thumb. She loves that thumb. I tell her she can suck her thumb when she wants to go to bed. Then I ask her if she wants to go to bed and at that point she runs away from me as fast as she can while saying NOOOOOOOO!! Cool, she doesn’t have to go to bed but she does have to stop sucking her thumb!!
Her dad was a dyed in the wool thumb sucker until the age of 8 and thinks I’m mean. That she’ll stop sucking her thumb when she’s good and ready. What do you think. Should I continue to stop her from sucking her beloved thumb or should I wait until she’s 18??