My 2 yr old constantly has his thumb in his mouth and it is getting really dry and cracked. Any suggestions?

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Cristy - posted on 03/13/2009

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I think what you are looking for is to help with the cracking and dryness of his thumb? If so try using lanolin. (The stuff for your nipples when you breastfeed) I used it for my son all the time when he was smaller. It really helps with the drynes and it's safe for them to get in their mouth.

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you can also try vinegar or lemon juice so he doesn't suck it and put lotion on it when gets out of the tub and put a band-aid on it. I would try those two first and then try the hot sauce.....Good luck!!

Janell - posted on 03/11/2009

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my sister had this problem with her 3 year old....she tried putting hot sauce on her thumb, so it would burn her mouth.......then she put a bandaid on it, it seemed to work-she doesnt suck her thumb anymore!

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