Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pisces | 2010/10/14

Q.

Fore Finger sucking

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My LB (2yrs 10mths) who loves to suck his fore finger from birth. How can we stp him from that.
The creche also tres but no luck.
Our GP says to distract him with his hands and he will forget....not working!!!
He also loves his bottle at night!!

Your advise is appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The best is just to ignore the habit completely. No one in the family including his grandparents or his teacher must say one word about his finger sucking and in particular no one must remove his finger from his nmouth. It is difficult to completely ignore a habit but the more one comments about a habit the more it becomes re-inforced.

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