Amber Caron
@ambercaron

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Thumb sucking

Posted by @ambercaron, Fri, Oct 13 10:35am

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?

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Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Fri, Oct 13 10:40am

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!


Amber Caron
@ambercaron

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Posted by @ambercaron, Fri, Oct 13 10:42am

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. 🙂


Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Posted by @transom, Fri, Oct 13 11:08am

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

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