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...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
1st Apr '13

dd did the same thing... she didnt want a paci anymore and started sucking her thumb... she just forgot about it one day when she was about 6-7 months old and hasnt since... i think you trying to stop her might cause more problems... its how they self soothe... i mean... shes 5 months not 5 years old... i dont see the issue. i see 6 year olds with pacis still in their mouths... at least your kid isnt a paci addict ;)

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting SAFFY: Skooma Dealer:" It's more of an issue after their permanent teeth come in. Both sets of teeth are formed during pregnancy. ... [snip!] ... can suck their thumb up until 4 or 5 years old (when baby teeth start falling out) without any issue to their dental health."


How do you get them to stop sucking their thumb after 4 or 5?

Jamie Horn Due October 11 (boy); 459 posts
1st Apr '13

My 5 month old sucks his thumb too I happen to think its super cute. If he has a hard time stopping there are things to do to prevent it. I work in a dental office and they have special things that prevent the kids from getting the suction on the roof of their mouth and then they quick cause its all about the sucking and suction and if that's not there its not desireable. If people say something about him sucking his thumb I just say "I know he does, isn't it so cute?" That stops them pretty quick. I don't let people raise my child I very persistent on that (not that you are) some people need to be reminded CONSTANTLY who the mommy really is! :)

************************* Chehalis, Washington 362 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jamie Horn:</b>" My 5 month old sucks his thumb too I happen to think its super cute. If he has a hard time stopping there ... [snip!] ... my child I very persistent on that (not that you are) some people need to be reminded CONSTANTLY who the mommy really is! :)"</blockquote>



Do tell what and where I can get these. Not to hijack the post but we have tried everything and our dentist offered no solutions, just "get her to stop". Yeah, ok...

Jamie Horn Due October 11 (boy); 459 posts
1st Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting amkcr8667810:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jamie Horn:</b>" My 5 month old sucks his thumb too I happen ... [snip!] ... Not to hijack the post but we have tried everything and our dentist offered no solutions, just "get her to stop". Yeah, ok..."</blockquote>




Take her to an orthodontist, there are tons of appliances they can use to stop it. There may be something that works better for your child so I would go for a consult at the very least!

EK91 1 child; Fort Worth, TX, United States 735 posts
1st Apr '13
Quoting Best of both worlds ;-):" Hello My daughter has been sucking her thumb since she was 2 months old she is now 5 months old and ... [snip!] ... stop? I tried putting mittens on her hands but she still sucks her thumb so im kind of lost. Please help me thanks in advance"


my nephew was obsessed about chewing and sucking on his fingers.he wanted them more than a bottle or anything else. you had to pry them out of his little mouth haha! eventually it just stopped though. i think babies find something they like and do it until they forget about it or find something better lol.