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how to stop thumb sucking

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by rakshantha, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. rakshantha

    rakshantha New IL'ite

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    HI all

    My daughter is 3 years old. She started to suck her thumb when she was an infant. She used to suck her thumb always but now she sucks her thumb only when she is sleepy. I am not able to stop her till now. I have tried applying bitter neem oil and leaf paste. I have also tried band aid. But she just wouldnt stop sucking her thumb. I am really afraid whether her teeth will come out in front. Ladies please help me and suggest me as to how i can make her stop sucking her thumb.

    regards
    Rakshantha
     
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  2. priyamuthu

    priyamuthu Senior IL'ite

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    Hi rakshantha,
    my sonwillbe 6by feb. stillnow he is alsosuckinghis thumb. that too when he feels sleepy. i also have many remedies like u, but of no use. any of the ILites, who has come out of this problem successfully, pls help us. he has started getting gaps in his teeth also. i'm so worried.
    Priya
     
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    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Hey ,I used to do the same till i was 3 yrs old. My parents told me they put a stop to it by tying a cloth around my thumb. Once they did it and i didnt like the taste and stopped it. My teeth didnt come out front. Although my front upper 2 teeth are slightly overlapped. Try it it might work.
     
  4. rakshantha

    rakshantha New IL'ite

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    hi priyamuthu and chocolate

    Thanks for sharing ur views. I will try ur suggestion chocolate. Hope our kids stop suking their thumbs priya.

    regards
    rakshantha
     
  5. Aarushi

    Aarushi Platinum IL'ite

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    Have you tried giving a soft toy for your child to cuddle to when she is sleeping?

    In my baby's case, I used to use a pacifier..so instead of sucking her thumb, she sucked her pacifier...then when she turned 1 yr old, we slowly started giving her the pacifier less and less. Within a couple of weeks, she could sleep without her paci...

    However, we had to give her a soft toy when she went to sleep...as she would hold onto it for comfort...

    I also put a drop of my perfume in the corner of her crib...she gets comforted by it and gets up less in the nights...I guess she associates it with me and sleeps better.

    These are the things that helped me...
     
  6. rakshantha

    rakshantha New IL'ite

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    hi aarushi

    Thx for ur suggestion. Will surely try it.

    regards
    rakshantha
     
  7. sreemu

    sreemu Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi my son had the same habit i tried putting juice o karela on his fingers and it took a while but it worked while it did not work with my second one
    so i tried gloves on him
    i think it is different for each child experiment and see wht works for ur child
    its just my opinion
    sree
     
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    hasa New IL'ite

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    Hello,

    There is a Medically approved solution recommended by doctors .It helped me stop my child from thumb sucking.It is called Femite ,it is not available readily in stores,ask your local chemist to order and get one for you.

    Regards
    Hasa
     
  9. rakshantha

    rakshantha New IL'ite

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    hi all

    Thank u so much ladies for all ur support and suggestions.

    regards
    rakshantha
     
  10. spandhana

    spandhana Bronze IL'ite

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    hey,
    try musambaram that is available in ayurvedic stores.


    cheers
     

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