October 11, 2023 Posted by Bekah Brady Read more from Bekah Brady
Babies and toddlers have a natural tendency to suck their thumb, and it usually begins in the womb. While many parents are concerned about this habit, it is actually quite common and normal. In fact, it is estimated that up to 75% of newborns will suck their thumb or fingers at some point. But why do kids suck their thumb? Is it harmful? How can you help break the habit? We'll answer the question of why kids suck their thumb and more in this blog post.