Thumb sucking

Nicole - posted on 10/26/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I need some ideas on how to stop my 4 yr stop from sucking his thumb.

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Juanita - posted on 10/28/2010

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The only negative thing with thumb sucking at this age is their top front teeth can be pushed forward and it will cause dental problems. I know a little boy that still sucks his thumb at 6 and his parents bribed him with all sort of things and it did not work. An extreme measure is to put both his thumbs in plaster of paris (a cast) so he can't do it for a while and see what happens.

Kellie-Marie - posted on 10/27/2010

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my two boys both sucked there thumb from a young age till they was 3 and 4 i tried everything you can buy some stuff from chemist its meant to stop you bitting your nails tastes discusting it might work for you i found that telling them to take it out constantly threatening to bite it off and taping it at night helped the dr told me to tape there thumbs as they got very big warts on it but do not tape it too tght good luck x x

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