HELP MY DAUGHTER WONT STOP SUCKING ON HER BOTTOM LIP!!!

Noreen - posted on 02/13/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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I really have tried everything to get her to stop and nothing works :( She has been doing this since she was 3.

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Kelina - posted on 02/02/2011

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when I did it my mom put aloe on the skin just below my lip. It soaks into the skin and tastes TERRIBLE!!!!!! i stopped within a week. however she'll probably stop when she's ready.

Lorie - posted on 02/02/2011

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hi i suck my lip too. im older then your daughter im 11. i started when i stoped sucking on my moms ear. i know im weird and all but dont juge please. i really want to stop but just cant. there are ALOT of people do it. i hate it. i know why i do it i do it because i cant go to sleep with out doing it and it comforts me. mabey if you find out why your daughter doest it you can stop her while its early.

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Dawn - posted on 09/18/2012

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My daughter is 7 going on 8 and has had this SAME habit for quite a few years. At first she would rub her ear with the palm of her hand when she was on the bottle but when she stopped with the bottle it turned to sucking bottom lip when she is tired or trying to go to sleep and believe me she can go to town on it. I haven't worried to much about it because it's her comfort just like me I have to have a fan to go to sleep and my leg out from under the cover where she only needs to suck her lip so no biggie. :)

Misty - posted on 02/14/2009

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It sounds like she has found a way to self soothe herself, my daughter is not even two and chews her fingers and what I have read is as long as they are not hurting themselves in any way and it seems to be something they use for comfort I wouldn't worry.  I might just drive you nuts, finger biting drives me crazy but not enough to put tabasco on them like some people recommended.

Dawn - posted on 02/14/2009

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oops and here i thot my daughter was the only strange gal doing it! yeh i think there isn't much u can do about it. We've been trying on and off for ages. She is now 4+.. and still going strong..

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My son has just started to do that but he makes wierd sounds in his throat at the same time, he is 9mo, i hope he grows out of it. sorry i cant help you.



good luck



everybody has thier habits, i chew my fingernails, always have (except when i was pregnant)

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I've been doing it since I was a few weeks old. My mom tired to stop me too. The more she tried, the more I did it. I really dont see anything wrong with it. Its a comfort thing. I do it when times get stressful and it helps me. I dont think there is anything you can do. Its not like a nuk, you just cant take it away. I know I'm not help but I think the more you try to make her stop, the more shes going to do it.

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