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Old 03-27-2013, 04:07 PM   #11
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Re: Thumbsuckers, when to stop it?

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We stopped DD almost a month ago. She is 4y3m. She was originally a paci babe but we took that away and told her to suck her thumb. But her thumb is doing worse damage to her mouth than the paci. I basically discussed it with her and we made a deal. If she could not suck her thumb all of March we would go to the zoo in April. That made her excited. The first night was the worst. She cried some but fell asleep faster than normal (we cosleep). I took a pair of cotton gloves that were DDs and cut the fingers off but left the thumb on. This prevented her from trying to suck it in her sleep but she still had the use of her fingers. It only took about 3 nights as DD was cool without her thumb. She occasionally wore the gloves during the day if she got the urge to use her thumb. She is so proud of herself now.
will keep this one in mind

DD used a pacifier until 14 months and then started sucking her thumb at 22 months (with no sucking inbetween for 7-8 months). She's only coming up on 2.5yrs old, but I see no end in sight. She really loves that thumb.

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