Thumb sucking

Erica - posted on 11/08/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 17 month old son sucks his thumb, when is the best time to break him from it and how? I've tried hot sauce, it doesn't work because he likes it lol.

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Rachael - posted on 11/09/2010

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i would try distracting him whenever you see him sucking on his thumb give him something to do with his hands. him sucking his thumb is a comfort zone like other kids will have a blanket they take everywhere. most of the time kids will grow out of it. just try different things. my mom used to put clear finger nail polish on my brother. just make sure its dry, b4 he walks away, and nail polish has a nasty taste that will stick in his mouth for awhile.

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