Thumb sucking

Janine - posted on 08/11/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Any good advice to make my 4 yr old to stop. She sucks it during the day and at night.

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Tifani - posted on 08/11/2009

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I need help in this area but my daughter sucks on both her pinky and ring finger. Mostly she uses it as a soothing mechanism and does it when she is sleepy.

Karen - posted on 08/11/2009

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My youngest child, now 8 was a thumb sucker from birth. I didn't want her going into kindergarten sucking her thumb, so I asked her pediatrician. She suggested a device called Thumb Guard. It was a wonderful device. She stopped sucking her thumb in a week and has never gone back. I was really worried that she would revert either at night or when she became ill, but she hasn't. Several of my friends have used it with the same results.....some kids stopped sucking in a shorter time, others I have known to take up to 3 weeks, but it works and it was easy.

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