4yrs and sucking thumb

Nichole - posted on 08/31/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




I have a four yr daughter who will not stop sucking her thumb help!! she didnt not start doing this until i brought my second child home. and it was only happining at night now it happen more often though the day


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Aurora - posted on 08/31/2009




Hey do not worry I did not stop sucking my thumb till I was 10! I know it is not normal to do it that long but it was a comfort to me. There really is not anything you can really do, trust me my parents tried. All there is to do is just try to fill the void where your child feels like they need to depend on sucking their thumb.



Tracy - posted on 08/31/2009




Go to walmart or walgreens in the nail care area and find this stuff I think its called "bite stop", its to keep you from biting your nails. It frikin taste awful SOOOOOO nasty. Its like clear nail polish. I would suggest doing all finger because she will try to suck other finger and you MUST be persistent, put it on twice a day. She will stop , my daughter did the same thing but I stopped her from doing it at 2 because she was calusing the top of her thumb. Good luck

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