My 6.5mth old has started sucking his thumb.
I already have a thumb sucker who is nearly 3 and I know it's going to be a tough habit to break.
Would u introduce a dummy?
Not sure that I can afford 2 lots of braces lol
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14-08-2014 10:54 #1Senior Member
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Would u introduce a dummy
14-08-2014 11:51 #2Senior Member
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14-08-2014 11:59 #3
No I wouldn't. Not at that age. My dd2 had a dummy up until recently and it changed the shape of her teeth. I think if you were to introduce a dummy it won't really change anything, the sucking will still continue and thumb sucking will most likely start up again once you get rid of the dummy.
Is there something you can put on the thumb to discourage thumb sucking instead?
14-08-2014 12:07 #4
I wouldnt. If she is already showing interest in his thumb I doubt trying to introduce a dummy would help. My DS3 self weaned off his dummy a few montha ago and I am absolutely stoked that I dont have to go through getting rid of it.
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14-08-2014 12:11 #5
Bub may not take it anyway.
My 1st had a dummy (or 5) from 1 week old till 2.5.
#2 had a dummy till 6ish months. I tried giving him one again months later in desperation to calm him down on a long journey and he had no idea what to do with it.
I was a thumb sucker till about 3yo and no teeth issues or braces - so your 2nd might be fine too?
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