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    I was a thumb sucker until the age of 12 the only thing that stopped me was that I wanted to stop before high school!
    My parents did everything (chilli on the thumb, smacking, even a plate with spikes called a "habit breaker" from the dentist) nothing worked, I think if the child really does want to suck their thumb they will

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    My DD sucks her thumb but only when she's tired she had a dummy but refused it at 10 months old n wouldn't take it at all figure she will eventually grow out of it doubt she will be a teenager still sucking her thumb

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    DD2 had a dummy until 2 but started to suck her thumb at 3.5 years so for us a dummy didnt help prevent it. It's so frustrating nothing seems to stop her but im going to try the thumb guards like others suggested.

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    My brother is 28 and still sucks his thumb. After having braces as a teenager his teeth are perfect and he still has that thumb in his mouth. Sometimes you just can't do anything.

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    My DD is a thumb sucker. Tried dummy as a bub but he would flick it out and shove her thumb in. She only sucks it now when she is tired, upset or self settling. She is only 2.5 now so I'm not too worried.

    But I agree with pp that if they want to carry on with it they will. Not much can be done :-(

    On the up side I have never had to deal with lost dummies, dirty dummies and I never have to get up in the night to put one back in!

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    Yikes, my ds2 sucks his thumb, he is 1 but now I'm worried!

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    I was a massive thumb sucker as a kid. Mum tried everything including yucky tasting polish.

    I remember why did it for me as a young kid was the book called

    'The long red legged scissor man'

    It's an old story which my grandma had about the scissor man who would come and cut your thumb off if he caught you sucking it. It was scary and it worked. I still had to have a brace when I was older though but I stopped sucking my thumb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babynomad View Post
    I was a massive thumb sucker as a kid. Mum tried everything including yucky tasting polish.

    I remember why did it for me as a young kid was the book called

    'The long red legged scissor man'

    It's an old story which my grandma had about the scissor man who would come and cut your thumb off if he caught you sucking it. It was scary and it worked. I still had to have a brace when I was older though but I stopped sucking my thumb!
    Going to google if I can find the book anywhere now lol!!

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    My ds2 is a thumb sucker.

    I've come to terms with the fact that we are saving for braces.

    **as I'm typing this he's just slipped his thumb in and won't let it pull me out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen Mc View Post
    We had tried everything for our daughter, then we found a very simple solution with a special mitten from BEDTIME BUDDY MITTENS. It worked a treat. My daughter was 5 years old and still sucking her thumb through the night. We got her a mitten, which come in fun animal designs, which could be worn through the day and/or night and she loved it. It was affordable and it worked. You can find them at www.bedtimebuddymittens.com.au.
    I think my fella would just take it off himself, but I think I might try this anyway.

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