My daughter's dribbling problem when she sucks her thumb.

Sophie - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My Daughter is 20months old and sucks her thumb when she goes to sleep, but when she does so she dribbles alot, to the point of her normal sized pillow is saturated in her saliva! I also use to suck my thumb when i was a child but my mother said i never dribbled. Do you think its something i should have checked out?

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Tyrae - posted on 01/07/2011

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It never hurts to ask if you are worried. But, some people just produce more saliva than others. Like for instance I drool in my sleep, it drives me nuts but I just produce more saliva.

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Sophie - posted on 01/07/2011

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No she has always dribbled when she has sucked her thumb, but it seems to be getting worse. I could literally wring her pillow case and it would pour out. She's never just drooled when she was teething it only happens when she is sucking her thumb and she only sucks her thumb when she is going to sleep. But at first it didn't worry me as i thought that it was because her thumb was in her mouth but as i said i use to suck my thumb and my mother said i never ever dribbled.

Ashley - posted on 01/07/2011

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Is it a recent development, as in she could be getting more teeth? Did she drool a lot when she was first teething before? My son has a chin full of drool, and whatever is in his mouth is also covered in it. If my finger is in his mouth and he is chomping on it I soon have a stream of saliva running down my arm. Little annoying, especially in these cold months, his cheeks and chin are so chapped, and nothing stays on because the drool washes it away.

Sophie - posted on 01/07/2011

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Thank you Tyrae for taking your time to reply to my Question :) Its much appreciated

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