How do I get my 4 yr. old dgtr to stop sucking her thumb??

April - posted on 01/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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She started when her little sister was born last may 09 and does this when she is sleepy and riding in the carseat. I've tried tape, bandaid on her thumb and camphor phenique on it several times.

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Renee - posted on 01/26/2010

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Hi, and how are you? I have a 7year old now, but at 5 almost 6 she would suck her thumb. And at times it would be to pacify herself to sleep or when we would scold her for something she had done wrong. But mu advice to you would be "bitters" I know it sound horrible, you can purchase it at Walgreens or Rite Aid. Apply like nail polish. But remember do not let her notice, best done while sleeping? We do like want her to wear nail polish later and not think its nasty!!! Now brace yourself she may throw-up and have a bowel movement... It helped one of my cousins with her little girl. Let me know hat happens GOOD LUCK!!!

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