my dd is a thumb sucker she is 10 months and how can i get her to start whining from it she only uses it when shes ready for bed but her teeth are coming in and i don't want they to be messed up from that
The one trait that 'they' found in common among kids who stop or don't stop later in life (past the age of 5) is a person continually pushing them to stop. Hang in there, she is still a baby and the need to suck for comfort is very strong. She will grow out of it.
"According to the American Dental Association, thumb sucking does not cause permanent problems with the teeth or jaw line unless it is continued beyond 4 to 5 years of age. As it turns out, somewhere between 85% and 99% of children have finished thumb sucking spontaneously before this period"
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