Jessica - posted on 11/05/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
My 2 1/2 year old has been sucking his 2 middle fingers everyday since he was about 3 months old. It has affected his 4 front teeth by moving them to adapt to his fingers being in his mouth. I'm worried that his permanent teeth will be affected by this. I'm not too worried about him sucking his fingers in and of itself, I'm pretty sure he'll give it up by the time he's in kindergarten, if not, I'll deal with it then. Has anyone had a similar problem? Were your child's permanent teeth ok? Should I get him to stop doing it now? I'm not sure he would understand why.