So I think Charlie will be a thumb sucker. He is constantly trying to suck on his fists and really resists a pacifier. I can occasionally get him to take one but most of the time he refuses and has even gagged from me trying. (We have tried several different brands - he's not a fan).
Anyway, last night, he found his thumb and he was SOOOO happy. I really think it would be nice for him to have a self soothing ability, but at the same time I would prefer a pacifier because at least we could eventually get rid of it. But I'm also not that worried about it if he does suck his thumb.
However, DH's family is SUPER anti-thumb sucking. They seriously act like it's the equivalent of giving him a rag of whisky to suck on or something. I guess one of their cousins sucked his thumb till he was like 8 years old so to them it's more of a shameful / embarrassing habit.
If you had / have a thumb sucker, did you encounter this judgement too? Did you have any issues with weaning LO off of their thumb?
FWIW, it's not like I'm an expert on weaning from a binky either. Reese still uses a binky to fall asleep at night, but once it falls out of her mouth after about 10 minutes she doesn't put it back in, so I haven't pushed her to stop using it. Her Pedi said it's fine till age 3 so we aren't worrying about it right now.