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How to Stop Thumb Sucking

You always hear stories of people who have problems stopping their children from sucking their thumbs. I recently heard one mom tell me that she has an eight-year-old daughter and she does not know how to stop thumb sucking. First, you have to ask yourself, when does the child suck their thumb. Many times a child will suck their thumb when they are tired, bored, and are in need of comfort.

There are all types of research numbers out there that suggest many children stop sucking their thumb on their own at the age of 5, which I believe is true. However, I may be alone on this, but I think 3 years old should be the cut-off point of when a little one needs to stop thumb sucking. If you want to buy a thumb sucking guard in order to stop thumb sucking, then you can buy it from the amazon Canadian website.

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Thumb sucking is a very cute habit; however, it can quickly turn into a bad and addicting habit. If a parent doesn’t watch for it or thinks it cute at the age of 5 or 6, they should go talk to a dentist. Thumb sucking will mess the child’s teeth really badly. The teeth will usually protrude outward and can have an effect on their speech.

I’ve also heard from a dentist, that if you see an adult who does not have a developed chin, there is a good chance that that person was a thumb sucker at an early age in their life. Besides the physical aspect of trying to end thumb sucking; speech can sometimes be slowed down.

My son sucked his thumb until he was a few months away from turning 3. He never really talked, he always kept his thumb in his mouth, and if he needed to say anything he would take it out only enough to get the sentence out. I also noticed that the other children were talking and pronouncing their words much better.