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Any Suggestions on how to Break Thumb Sucking Habit

LO is 3 and still heavily sucks his thumb. It's to the point where the skin is coming off and it stinks. He had his Dental appointment 6 months ago and another one on Wednesday, and they told me that he's too young to try the hot sauce trick or anything of that nature. I'm afraid that he will potentially ruin his teeth if he doesn't give the thumb a rest and I am looking for any helpful tips or things that other might have done to break this habit.
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Re: Any Suggestions on how to Break Thumb Sucking Habit

  • There is a product called Thum. It has a very bitter taste. My sister used it on her 4 year old daughter who had her thumbs very raw, and kept getting a yeast infection (like athlete's foot, except b/n her thumb and pointer fingers).

    You paint it on like nail polish.

    It was not an over night success, but eventually that and constant reminders during the day helped.
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