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Thumb sucking kids

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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How can I get my 3 6 and 8yrs old to stop sucking their thumb? It pisses me when they keep sucking thumb even while busy 

by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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hippiechik3
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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Wow all of them do it? My dad got me to stop by putting hot sauce on my thumbs.

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 21, 2012 at 10:58 AM

It's a bad habit to break, My dd is 10 and still sucks her fingers sometimes.

suetoo
by Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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Ignore it. Say NOTHING about it. Deep breathe...remind yourself they won't go to college sucking it. It's their thumb. And harping and grousing about it will only make a long term issue about it. 

DixieFlower
by on Nov. 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM

There really isn't anything to stop it. My mom tried everything with my sister. Hot Sauce, nail biter nail polish, rewarding her if she didn't suck it all day, etc.. None of it worked. She finally stopped on her own. My oldest sucks his middle fingers. (He's 3.5 yrs old). My youngest uses a pacifier. The one day we tried to take it away he started sucking his thumb. So we let him use it still. He only uses it when he sleeps or is getting tired. As another poster said the odds of them going to college sucking their thumbs are real slim.

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