Thumb Sucking And Baby Soothing

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Let's talk about Thumb Sucking And Baby Soothing There is nothing more gratifying for the baby than when he finds his own thumb. When the baby finds his own thumb, or sometimes it's his two fingers or a couple of fingers, start the origins of self-soothing. The baby finds his own thumb, and he can be consoled by himself. This can happen during the bedtime and he decides when to put it in and when to take it out. It can also happen during play. I've seen babies that are learning to crawl and stumble, or they are learning to crawl and they fall over, or they are learning to walk and they lose their balance; and they find solace and consolation in their thumb. It is, in a way, a re-centering for them. It is in a way of finding your own balance, saying to themselves, "This is who I am. I am finding my own center." When a baby finds his own thumb, it is definitely a gratifying thing.

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Elsa Chahin was born in Mexico City and grew up in both the United States and Mexico, feeling at home with both cultures. She is a RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Associate, and PITC (Program for Infant Toddler Care) Trainer, working with professionals and parents of babies zero to three. She is a UCLA Certified Lactation Educator; as a Certified Interpreter-Translator, she collaborated in the translation into Spanish of Magda Gerber’s book Your Self Confident Baby and translated and narrated Magda Gerber’s videos “See How They Move“ and “Seeing Infant With New Eyes”, and the audio guide for caregivers.  Elsa is a Certified Teacher of English as a Second Language, passing her Proficiency in English exams at Cambridge and Oxford Universities.  She studied In Budapest, Hungary under the tutelage of Anna Tardos, Dr. Emmi Pikler’s daughter. She has authored several articles and speaks nationally and internationally on the topic of caring for babies with respect.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Pikler/Loczy Fund USA. Before embarking in her career in infant development, she was a professional ballerina who continues to teach dance to little ones. Above of all, she is a joyous mom!

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