my son has just started sucking his thumb outta no were he is one years old what should i do to make him stop he already has really bad teath and did i maby take him off the bottle to soon

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Vanessa - posted on 12/06/2008

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you should try and stop it by taking it out... just keep saying it's yukky, i guess that;s the only thing you can do but the more you leave it the worse it will get, my brother was 10 when he stopped suckin his thumb it's just a comfort thing i guess, and now he has bad buck teeth... what yu should try and do is find somethin that he really likes and try and make that his comfort... best of luck

Allison - posted on 12/06/2008

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You should stop it as soon as you can.. My little girl just turned 4 and she still does it i have tryed everything!

Cheryl - posted on 12/06/2008

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Him sucking his thumb doesnt have anything to do with taking him off the bottle. Most Kids around this age maybe older maybe younger do this as a comfort thing or just to explore there mouth. Now putting fingers in the mouth is different than a thumb. Sucking his thumb can damage his teeth even more. Fingers not some much. What I did to get my son to stop was just to constantly remove his thumb from his mouth, he eventually got the idea, he was about 6-7 months though. It may work, your pediatrician should be able to give you soime good ideas too. Good Luck!

Renee - posted on 12/05/2008

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Some kids suck on their thumbs or fingers as a form of comfort. Did he have a NUK before that he sucked on? Is there a particular time of day that he tends to suck his thumb? Are his teeth crooked or are they just weak teeth?

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