Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mom | 2010/01/19

Q.

Thumb sucking....

Hallo mommies...

We' ve got a bit of a problem with our 23 month old, she has been sucking her thumb since birth, now her front teeth are skew and her thumb&  nail are wrinkled from the wetness I guess. How do I get her to stop sucking her thumb?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is a very common problem indeed.In all cases the habit stops by itself. As with all habits the more you mention thumb sucking or try to stop your little girl sucking her thumb the more you will draw her attention to it and will re-inforce the habit. So do not worry, try your best to ignore it and she will stop by herself in time.

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Posted by: mom | 2010/01/20

Thanks Dr for your reply...i' ll try to ignore it. But it' s really frustrating.

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