How do I get 21 month old to stop sucking fingers?

Sharayah - posted on 06/16/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 21 month old son would suck on his two middle fingers when he would fall asleep and now he wants to do it all the time. What are some ways that I can get him to stop sucking his fingers?

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Sharayah - posted on 06/16/2011

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Thanks Renee. That would prolly work if it was during the day but instead it is during sleepy time

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I used to keep a little girl that did that, she would make her fingers swell up she did it so much. I started chasing her around the room playing with her, telling her if she didn't get her fingers out of her mouth that I was going to get her. She knew that meant I would tickle her until she couldn't stand it (she had just turned 2). The funny thing about laughing is that they can't suck while laughing, so I got her rolling every time she tried to suck her fingers. It worked she stopped cold turkey in a little over a week.

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