Monday, October 11, 2010

Advice Needed on Thumb Sucking

Are you a parent?
No: Stop reading
Yes: Proceed

Does your child currently or has in the past sucked their thumb?
No: Stop reading
Yes: Proceed

Has their thumb ever looked chapped/become scabby/or have rashes on it?
No: Stop reading
Yes: Proceed

What did you do about it?

2 comments:

Katie said...

Hahaha, I just wanted to comment how awesome this post is. I feel the same way about asking for advice. I have no advice for you, however, because I am not qualified. You're welcome : )

Anonymous said...

The reason it is hard to stop thumb sucking with all the negative tools like bitter polish is because thumb sucking is such a comforting thing to a child and they will not want to give it up when you put bitter polish (which has chemicals in it) or shameful thumb guards on. Try the positive approach…there is a fun thing for children called “Thumbuddy To Love” and it comes with a thumb puppet/story book with special tips on how to use it. Teaches kids in a fun and positive way to let go of something so comforting. worked for my kids. Here is the info: You can get it on Amazon or thumbuddytolove dot com.
the sooner the better because prolonged thumb sucking can lead to buck teeth...i am a parent and former thumb sucker too.