Thumb sucking

Posted by Amber Caron @ambercaron, Oct 13, 2017

My 5 year old sucks his thumb and we are trying to get him to stop. Any tips, tricks or ideas on how to help him stop?

I had a nail biter. Two things worked for us:

1. Thum: a product that you put on their nails/thumb that is safe to ingest but tastes TERRIBLE!
2. Incentive: if he stopped, he got a meaningful reward.

Good luck!

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@transom

I had a nail biter. Two things worked for us:

1. Thum: a product that you put on their nails/thumb that is safe to ingest but tastes TERRIBLE!
2. Incentive: if he stopped, he got a meaningful reward.

Good luck!

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Thanks for the recommendation…… he chose what his reward would be…a puppy! you think that would be enough of an incentive but he just cannot seem to stop. 🙂

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@transom

I had a nail biter. Two things worked for us:

1. Thum: a product that you put on their nails/thumb that is safe to ingest but tastes TERRIBLE!
2. Incentive: if he stopped, he got a meaningful reward.

Good luck!

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That is a great reward. Hope he earns it. 🙂

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