Hi, my four year old has started thumb sucking, approx. 5 months now! not sure why or how to break this habbit. hoping he will grow out of it


Posted by mom111362, 2nd March 2019


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  • My daughter started before 1 as its a comfort/soothing thing for her even though she has a blanket. I was told to just leave them to grow out of it



  • It’s definitely something he will grow out of. My son used to be a thumb sucker, he broke the habit when he cut his thumb and it was too sore to suck. You could try that, but I wouldn’t recommend it lol ????



  • There are a number of ideas on pinterest including phrase reminders, reward charts etc



  • Usually you have to replace one habit with another, but I’m not sure what to suggest you replace the thumb sucking with. Maybe give him a toy like a yoyo that he has to keep fiddling with and that might distract him from thumb sucking.


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