I can not stop my six year old Daughter from sucking her thumb she usually does it at night when its time for bed. Its driving me nuts because she has lost her teeth in the front and her perm teeth are starting to grow in and they could come in crooked which I am afraid of and its not like braces are cheap! I have tried everything the taking toys away,hot sauce, special nail polish to prevent it etc....Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Jan. 3, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by MarshaB702 at 1:02 AM on Jan. 4, 2009
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I had an ultra sound and on the screen my daughter was sucking her thumb! I never believed in using a pacifier and had no problem with my daughter sucking her thumb when she needed the comfort. When my daughter was 10 I took her to an orthodontist had a device installed in her mouth to prevent her to suck her thumb. The device cost $500 was in her mouth for six Mont's. Once the device was removed, a month later my daughter started sucking her thumb again. Well, she is now 15 still sucks her thumb when sleeping or if she is upset. I have learned to just let it be. The more I focused on the thumb sucking the more she wanted to suck.
Answer by mommiedear at 1:19 PM on Jan. 4, 2009
When I was little i used to suck my thumb as well, and now my almost 7 year old does it now as well. I can NOT get him to stop! To get me to stop my parents got their hands on this nasty tasting stuff they used to paint on my thumb. It really did work, but when I was reading about it online, "experts" don't recommend doing that. It wasn't toxic or anything, but I guess since they are old enough they can just wash it off. I know the stuff my parents used I couldn't LOL. Most people suggest positive reinforcement and so on, but to be quite honest, NOTHING is working for my boy. I'm just about to break down and put something on his thumb.
Answer by KrystleShaw2007 at 3:41 PM on Jan. 4, 2009