Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Day 30 [Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula baby photographer]
Because she was born before her sucking reflex had developed, she was given a dummy in hospital to encourage sucking. About a week after we got her home she decided she didn't like the dummy after all and has never taken once since, preferring to suck her fingers. The last few weeks her teeth have been giving her terrible grief though, and in desperation I raided the dummy box I still had in the pantry. I gave it to her and she actually sucked it one night until she fell asleep. Since then she's just loved to chomp on it. It's quite funny to look at her a year on chomping on that dummy, which once covered a good portion of her little face.