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How old is to old to suck your thumb/finger or a binky (pacifier)?

My six yr. stopped sucking his index finger this yr.

*wasn't sure what category to put this in*

 
horsesteelers

Asked by horsesteelers at 10:13 AM on Oct. 22, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My daughter was 6 when she stopped sucking her thumb it was too old but as the dr said he told me she would stop when she was ready and he did his until he was the age of about 13
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 10:15 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • age 1, to 2 yrs old is the best time to stop sucking your thumb. After that, you risk affecting the development of teeth, and causing teeth to grow outward. Congrats on him stopping sucking his thumb.
    BisketLiss

    Answer by BisketLiss at 10:14 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • My cousin is almost twenty and she still sucks on her middle and index finger when falling asleep. That is definitely too old.

    I'm not really sure how old is "too old." My daughter has never sucked on her fingers/thumb but she does suck on her shirt. That's how she falls asleep every night. I would love to get her out of that soon.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 10:15 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I think age one should be the cutoff.
    JazzlikeMraz

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:16 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • My daughter is 2 btw, so that is still young I guess.
    poptart0325

    Answer by poptart0325 at 10:16 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • IMO, I think 6 would be my cut off. LOL I know my SO sucked his thumb until 6 or 7.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:16 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • My son sucked his thumb at night until he was about 7.
    kerp1960

    Answer by kerp1960 at 11:39 AM on Oct. 22, 2010

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