My stateside nieces have been thumb suckers...my brother-in-law was still sucking his thumb well into his school years and our boys have all been binky fans. Soooo.....I was a little dumbfounded when I discovered Alinya sucking her thumb a few days ago. Ralph was away at the time on business and still hasn't seen it. It is adorable now but hopefully it won't last into her teens. Don't think I will waste time worrying about it now.