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Help children stop thumb sucking

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what worked for Blake was to put hand sanitizer on his hands. i didn't think of this but one day at a school function i mentioned he had stopped to his teacher and she told me what she had been doing. Jacob recently started sucking his thumb and i tried the hand sanitizer and it worked :)


The dentist said to let him stop on his own, but I don't want him to be in middle school sucking his thumb, or for his teeth to get pushed out cause he is sucking on it so long.


Our 3yo was easy to break. We asked her what she wanted if she stopped sucking her thumb and she said, "A hotdog party",Our other daughter was a tougher nut to crack. It took over a year to break her habit and even the promise of a new bike did not really motivate her, though she did get the bike when she stopped.

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