My daughter sucks her big toe... any ideas on how to stop it?

Sara - posted on 02/03/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello, I have a little problem with my 2yr old daughter. I stopped giving her a pacifier around 15 or 16 months and she did fine until just before my son was born... but now instead of sucking her thumb she sucks her big toe. I need an opinion on how to stop it because it seems like her toenail is coming off it is so thin and unhealthy looking. The pediatrician says its just a stage she's going through but it's been almost a year and she's not over it. What can I do?

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Sara - posted on 02/09/2010

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Lea, i've tried keeping shoes and socks on her double knotting the shoes but she still manages to get them off. I've also tried putting tape around her toes so she'll stop but she pulls that right off too... and she likes sour tasting things so lemons didn't work... i've went as far as putting what she doesn't like to eat on her toes and she just sucked it right off. Any other suggestions?

Lea - posted on 02/09/2010

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Buy tie shoes and put them on her and double-knot them so she doesn't have access to her toes?

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