9 Ways to Wean a Child off Thumb Sucking

Your preschooler won't stop sucking his thumb? Help your child kick the habit for good. By Heather Hatfield WebMD Feature Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD DO try to limit the time that your child sucks his thumb to his bedroom or in the house, not in public, Berman says. Explain to him that this is a bed activity during nap time and at night. DON'T turn it into a confrontation. "Don't tell your child, ‘You cannot suck your thumb anymore,'" Anderson says. "Try to recognize him and praise him when he's not sucking his thumb instead of criticizing when he is." DO talk to your child about her thumb sucking or finger sucking. "Help your child understand that when she is ready to stop, you will be th

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We are pediatric dentists serving children in Burlington, Oakville, and Hamilton.
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