How to stop the thumb sucking??

Karie - posted on 05/16/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son will be 3 in august, he sucks his thumb when he is scared or tired. I have tried many aproches to get him to stop but none have worked. Looking for any suggestions.

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Karie - posted on 05/17/2010

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tried the ''Thumb'' stuff, my son lets me put it on it stops him for maybe 1/2 hour. i tasted it myself its bitter and kinda hot but it doesnt seem to phase him.

Christina - posted on 05/16/2010

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I am having the same dilemna with my almost two year old although his thumb sucking is round the clock...lately I have been following him around and doing verbal and physical cues to remind him "no thumb" and then trying to keep his hands busy and attentions focused on other things. I have heard other moms mention some kind of "thumbs-it" stuff you put on their thumbs to make them taste bad but have yet to try it. Good luck.

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