HELP!!!

Emily - posted on 09/12/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my son is 3 and a half and i am trying to get him to stop sucking his thumb!...any advice?!?!

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JuLeah - posted on 09/13/2011

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Time. It is a comfort for him so if you fuss at him about it that will leave him wanting more comfort.

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You can get a clear nail polish at the drug store for this purpose, It tastes extremely bad. Might work.Unfortunately I can't think of the name of it right now.

Karen - posted on 09/12/2011

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sucking of thumbs can be just as annoying as a dummy, usually kids will grow out of the habit in time, my son has only just turned 1 and gave up his dummy all by himself but has now started to suck his thumb occasionally instead. everytime i see him doing it, i just push his hand away from his mouth and say "yucky" with a certain look on my face as if to say 'dont do that' and he doesnt do it again, he just ends up getting side tracked by something else.

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