Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit

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Carrie McBride
Jan 5, 2012

Q: Hi, I was wondering if anyone has advice for helping to break my 3 1/2 year old daughter of thumb sucking. I hadn't worried too much about it, but her teeth are definitely forming around her thumb and the dentist told us it's time to break her of the habit. We do not want to use hot sauce or do anything that might make her feel ashamed. Thanks!

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Editor: Readers, what do you think? Have you had success on this front, especially with a child this age?

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