Thumb sucking

Becky - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son sucks his thumb. When is a good age to break the habit? Any ideas on how to get him to stop the thumb sucking?

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I wouldn't be concerned about it until after he turns 2. He's doing it to soothe just like if you gave him a pacifier. They say that after two the thumb and paci should be gone because it can cause dental problems. I was a thumb sucker until 4 and I turned out just fine :)

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