MY SON SUCKED IS THUMB

Samantha - posted on 02/13/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son Kallum is over 6 now in p2 still sucking thumb and playing with hair well my hair. any ideas on how i can help him to stop... when out and about he has stopped doing it which is a great improvment. any idea's would be great.

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Cyndie - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi, my son also sucked his thumb, stopped when he was 3 1/2. He was very attached to it, sucking all the time (while walking, watching tv, in stores...). He went for his first dentist appointment and the dentist told him he sould stop, that's when it all stoped. I worked with a surprise system. The first day, after every few hours he would not suck his thumb he would get a surprise. We would lay in bed with him at night so he would not forget not to suck. Then I made a calender (every day he would get a sticker, after 3 days he got a surprise, then it was 4 day, 5 days...). I even bought cool bandades to put on his thumb, so if he forgot and put it in his mouth, he would take it out fast! It worked wonders! He only slipped once! Hope it helps! If you have any other questions, ask! :)

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