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Yowoto indian toddler sleeping thumbsucking
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Shefali Babbar Dang

5 Ways To Make Your Child Quit Thumb-Sucking

2013-04-19 06:00:00 +0530

Wondering how to get your child to kick the habit? These tips might help

Latest research suggests that thumb or finger sucking can impact a child as young as between 2 and 4 years of age. It can interfere with proper dental growth and teeth alignment. In fact, in some cases, it may also lead to lisping.

If your child has hit the 4-year mark and still hasn't kicked the habit, here are a few things you can try.

  • Distract him. When your child sucks on her/his thumb, involve them in an activity that requires use of both hands.
  • Reiterate that sucking the thumb might lead to crooked teeth.
  • Reward your child, when you find them not sucking their thumb.
  • Ask your child's doctor or dentist to talk to them about the disadvantages of sucking their thumb. It is likely that they may take them more seriously.
  • Turn it into a secret game. Whenever your child sucks his thumb in public, you will give them a signal to stop it. This will make it fun.



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Shefali Babbar Dang

5 Ways To Make Your Child Quit Thumb-Sucking

2013-04-19 06:00:00 +0530

Wondering how to get your child to kick the habit? These tips might help

Latest research suggests that thumb or finger sucking can impact a child as young as between 2 and 4 years of age. It can interfere with proper dental growth and teeth alignment. In fact, in some cases, it may also lead to lisping.

If your child has hit the 4-year mark and still hasn't kicked the habit, here are a few things you can try.

  • Distract him. When your child sucks on her/his thumb, involve them in an activity that requires use of both hands.
  • Reiterate that sucking the thumb might lead to crooked teeth.
  • Reward your child, when you find them not sucking their thumb.
  • Ask your child's doctor or dentist to talk to them about the disadvantages of sucking their thumb. It is likely that they may take them more seriously.
  • Turn it into a secret game. Whenever your child sucks his thumb in public, you will give them a signal to stop it. This will make it fun.

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Shefali Babbar Dang

5 Ways To Make Your Child Quit Thumb-Sucking

2013-04-19 06:00:00 +0530

Wondering how to get your child to kick the habit? These tips might help

Latest research suggests that thumb or finger sucking can impact a child as young as between 2 and 4 years of age. It can interfere with proper dental growth and teeth alignment. In fact, in some cases, it may also lead to lisping.

If your child has hit the 4-year mark and still hasn't kicked the habit, here are a few things you can try.

  • Distract him. When your child sucks on her/his thumb, involve them in an activity that requires use of both hands.
  • Reiterate that sucking the thumb might lead to crooked teeth.
  • Reward your child, when you find them not sucking their thumb.
  • Ask your child's doctor or dentist to talk to them about the disadvantages of sucking their thumb. It is likely that they may take them more seriously.
  • Turn it into a secret game. Whenever your child sucks his thumb in public, you will give them a signal to stop it. This will make it fun.