Guest Blogger Spotlight: Carrie With Children
Isn’t it such a neat sight to watch your little one discover something new? As the stay at home mom of two beautiful girls, ages two and four months old, my house is a world of discovery each day! I love watching my daughters’ eyes sparkle when they learn something new. As a parent, it brings a new meaning to life once you’ve seen things through your child’s eyes.
At birth, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Each milestone she surpasses is a celebration for our family. We are so proud of her! Even at just four months old, she amazes me with her strength every day. Her newest discovery is that she has a thumb and that it’s tasty! I’ll never forget the first time I caught her sucking her thumb. Her eyes were as big as saucers, trying to figure out what she had found and how it ended up in her mouth! Whatever it was, you could tell she enjoyed it!
With that said, I understand there are many differing views about whether or not it’s good for a child to suck their thumb. For our family, we don’t see it as a problem – we think it’s a great thing for newborns! I feel that if it’s comforting to her, then that’s all the more reason she should do it! Besides, how does one keep a four-month old from not sucking their thumb?! As a parent of a child with special needs, our family will face hurdles much greater than that of thumb sucking. We couldn’t be happier about her latest discovery!