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How can i get my 3yr old to stop sucking his thumb??

he only does it when he goes to sleep it drives my husband crazy and im really not that bothered by it should i be?

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kamsmom220

Asked by kamsmom220 at 6:25 PM on May. 3, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • He will stop on his own. My 5 (almost 6) year old just stopped within the last 2 months. It causes sooooo much less harm than a pacifier, the teenie little thumb is designed to fit perfectly. When they suck, a blood vessel in the roof of their mouth is compressed, rerouting blood to the brain, which calms them.

    There is no reason to take that away from a baby (yes, at three, they are still babies!)
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:35 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • rub fingernail polish remover on it.
    TiffanieK

    Answer by TiffanieK at 6:56 PM on May. 3, 2011

  • If it is only at night then just let it be. The less you make a big deal over it the less he will want to do it.
    Shaken1976

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 8:12 PM on May. 3, 2011

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