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Lacosta - question about thumb sucking
crunk05177 posted:
I remember awhile back you were saying you were going to give Levi $5 a day for not sucking his thunb. How did that go? Michael's two bottom teeth are growing in and the thumb sucking has suddenly gotten worse...I want to try and curb it asap!
Me (29), DH (31), DS1 - Michael (5 1/2) and DS2 - Nathan (2 1/2 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
cinder44 responded:
DD is 5 & a thumb sucker. No matter what I try she is still doing it. I have tried the yucky stuff for her thumb but that didn't deter her. I have just let it got for now. I told her she could get a cat if she stops & that hasn't worked yet. Hopefully going to K will help her stop. But as soon as she gets home after I get off work she goes for her blankie & start sucking her thumb. Our next step is to take her blankie away but she still sucks her thumb without it sometimes.
Me, DH, DD(5), DS(5)
Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hey crunk -

What have you tried so far? Let us know if you find a solution. We have some resources here that might help:

9 Ways to Wean a Child Off Thumb Sucking - Got a preschooler who won't stop sucking his thumb? Find out what to do about it.

Some good "Do's" and "Dont's" on page 2.

Cinder - you'll need to take her to the pet store on kitten adoption day so she can keep her eye on the prize! My husband won't go near any of the kitten adoption events that seem to be everywhere - too tempting

crunk05177 replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
He hasn't done it in public in a long long time. He was only doing it when he was really really tired and pretty much only when in bed at night. We never thought it was that big of a deal. However, this summer, he started doing a lot more. He will do it in front of his friends at tball....walking around the zoo last Friendlys with my friends and their son, etc. I called the pediatrician the other day about it and I was saying that I think he has been more tired than usual. He says it sounds more mental than medical and I should have him talk to someone. I am going to wait till school starts again and he is back on a stricter schedule. We will see what happens. It is funny though because my almost 3 year old tells him to take his fingers out of his mouth and that it is yucky!
Me (29), DH (31), DS1 - Michael (5 1/2) and DS2 - Nathan (2 1/2 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)

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