As I've mentioned before, my daughter is 16 months old.
She sucks her thumb.
It doesn't bother us (thumbs are easy to clean, never get lost and never need to be replaced). It doesn't bother her pediatrician -- who says if she gets to the point where thumbsucking interferes with denture fit, THEN there's a problem. Hell, I sucked mine until I was...6? She only does it when she's unsure about something or tired.
My problem is total strangers who see fit to belittle my daughter for sucking her thumb. "What's a big girl like you doing sucking her thumb?" Usually loudly. She's 95 percentile height and already in some 3T's, so she is very big for her age.
What's worse are the total strangers who will actually reach out and slap her hand away from her mouth!
Besides bitch-slapping someone, what do I do?
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