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    Default Thumb sucking best things to make dd stop

    Wanting to know best things to stop my dd from sucking her thumbs as she's now complaining that they are sore I've tried soap Pepper

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    My DS was a compulsive thumbsucker from a baby until about 2.5yo. He is now 3.5yo and has cut right back on his own, he only sucks it very occasionally, I just let him go because it's a comfort thing. I assume it's something that he will eventually grow out of (he mostly has now) but until then I am happy to let him go. I would never put anything on his thumbs to deter him from doing it.

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    A friend successfully used band aids, would you try that?

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    Hey

    I'm 26 years old and I'm a thumb sucker since I was a baby, my parents never tried much to stop me so it became a habit for me when I was sleeping, trust me the longer u leave it the harder it is to stop.

    My tip is to use gloves that are on tight so ur kid can't take them off while sleeping, Use that for as long as it takes usually kids stop doing it during the day them selfs due to other kids not doing it ect.. But at night it is a comfort thing.

    But like I have said I would jump on it now because the longer u leave it the harder the habit is to get rid of.

    Thankfully I managed to force myself to stop but I didn't fully stop until I was 20 ish and even now sometimes when I am sick or extra tired I notice myself subconsciously going to my thumb..

    I do also know other adults who have the same issue, dummies are easier I think at least u can throw them away when u want the child to stop but u can't cut off the thumbs ..

    Good luck !!!





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    Thanks I've tried band aids she just pulls them off but yes I've been trying to get dd to stop for the last 6months but I always have people say leave her she will grow out of it but I'll do anything to stop her cause I'm sure it isn't helping her teeth either

    She had a dummy up untill 12 or 14months then didn't want it


 

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