Amber Caron
@ambercaron

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Thumb sucking

Posted by @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?

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Treasure Ransom
@transom

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Joined: Oct 10, 2013
Posted by @transom, Oct 13, 2017

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

Posts: 49
Joined: Apr 26, 2011
Posted by @ambercaron, Oct 13, 2017

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

Posts: 151
Joined: Oct 10, 2013
Posted by @transom, Oct 13, 2017

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

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