Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Syifaa at 5 months

My baby girl is 5 months already.... alhamdulillah her sleeping pattern has improved a lot although once in a while i still have to review the book again to check if im doing it alright.

Syifaa loves sucking her thumb now, i have been thinking if i should stop her from doing that but most online reading i did says that thumb sucking is good at this age as it is a sign that the child can calm herself and it is also not a major concern until the permanent teeth comes out.

So baby girl, ill let you suck your thumb and if the need arises we will put braces on your teeth : ).

Most Infants Self-Pacify

Most experts agree that a thumb-sucker younger than 5 shouldn't be pressured to stop. Most children will give up the habit on their own before they enter kindergarten.
"Thumb-sucking is an appropriate and useful behavior for very young children," says Linda Goldstein, MD, a Washington pediatrician. "It allows them to comfort and entertain themselves."
In fact, more than three-quarters of infants suck their thumbs or fingers through the first year of life. A child usually turns to the thumb when bored, tired, or upset. It is not uncommon to see a thumb-sucker simultaneously engage in other behaviors, such as twirling a strand of hair, holding onto an ear, or rubbing a blankie.
"Even when the habit lingers past infancy, thumb-sucking is rarely something to be concerned about. It doesn't indicate that a child has emotional problems or that he will still be sucking his finger when he's a teenager," says Sabine Hack, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine.


Fifi Nadhrah said...

assalamualaikum.. baru tau kak maya ade blog.. :) syifa sangat comel!~ macam adik fifi la.. suke hisap jari sampai ke sekolah menengah..

kak maya.. saye teringin la nak bace ebook tentang sleep tu even anak da nak masuk 2 tahun..

JayFarhana said...

Maya i tak khatam2 lagi the ebook, masih membaca. tapi yeah after going through some chapters i rasa mmg byk i dah susah jugak nak tune balik. skang asal terjaga je Fahim merengek and bile pegang mcm nak bf kan die, die senyap, isap sket2 tertidur balik -_-
Syifaa bagus jugak eh tido lame2..Fahim tido paling lama 3jam (straight without terjaga), then dia memang akan sedar untuk nyusu. some say, baby boys mmg mcm tu, wallahualam
still trying to improve his sleeping pattern. Fahim pun byk sgt isap jari lately :P

A D.O.U.B.L.E P T.O T.H.E L E said...

A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E Syifaa - just like her Mother... ;)

Lepas ni Syifaa kena pakai baju tulis; "If you think I'm cute, you should see my Mom-meh!" ;D

Worth the wait, Maya... That's all I can say... And I'm happy for you - I mean it... Take care!... ;)

Maya said...

thanks apple, .... it was a long roller coaster wait

fifie, sorry for the late reply, bole je i let you read the ebook, give me your email