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Breena On February 01, 2017




, California
#1New Post! Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:43:45
I know it's not easy to stop thumb sucking. Any good ideas on how to stop thumb sucking?
JorieJukebox On September 26, 2020
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Right Here, Not There,
#2New Post! Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:48:14
Neither of my kids had a huge problem with it... My youngest never even really took to a pacifier...
Put something that tastes nasty on there, I'd say Tabasco but that's a little much!
How old is the person in question? I say PERSON, because I have a friend my age who did it for a very long time, and still does when she gets really nervous or upset.
Dark_Tink On December 30, 2018
<3 Boobie <3





, Canada
#3New Post! Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:49:09
Chop it off.


Seriously though...
Is it a child or an adult? My 7yr old stopped sucking her thumb a 1 1/2 ago, but still does it some nights if she had a bad day at school.

All we did, whenever we saw her sucking her thumb, we wouldn't scold her, but just tell her that "Big girls don't do that." Since she REALLY wanted to be 'grown up' like her big sister(there is an 8yr difference), it didn't take her long to stop.
Wellard On April 29, 2012
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In your Mind, Cape Verde
#4New Post! Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:51:51
Dip the thumb in dog s***.
Sparklegirl On December 13, 2019
LL.M





Cumbria, United Kingdom
#5New Post! Oct 17, 2011 @ 21:55:21
id say either a squirt of lemon to make it taste less good. but the 'big gir' idea as said above yeah thats a great idea to promote maturity
twilitezone911 On March 25, 2019




Saint Louis, Missouri
#6New Post! Oct 17, 2011 @ 22:46:35
when i was a grade school, one of my teacher used iodine on one of my classmate's thumb that she was sucking on. she tried to sucked on and taste the iodine, it tasted pretty bad. eventually, it took time, the iodine did work, she stopped sucking her thumb. this was back in 70's, when this happened, so i don't know if any mother still use this method now, you can try see what happen!
mamaski On November 04, 2011




Boulder,
#7New Post! Oct 20, 2011 @ 22:09:48
There is a great product called Thumbuddy To Love to help stop thumb sucking. Kids love it...google Thumbuddy To Love and you will find it. it is also available on Amazon.
hoppy On August 27, 2013




,
#8New Post! Oct 20, 2011 @ 22:11:40
@Wellard Said

Dip the thumb in dog s***.



jeanettesianrachel On September 16, 2016




Medway, United Kingdom
#9New Post! Oct 20, 2011 @ 23:08:58
my son got 3 lip piercing's,that's stopped him,
maybe you could coat your thumb with the bitter stuff you use when you want to stop biting your nail's
smallBUTTerflies On January 07, 2020
Weaker than homeopat





Plymouth,
#11New Post! Oct 21, 2011 @ 19:36:54
Embarrassingly, I did it until I was 12. I had a retainer fitted so that it wasn't as comfortable to have my thumb in my mouth. Worked like a charm.
DorkySupergirl On November 02, 2017




, Canada
#12New Post! Oct 21, 2011 @ 19:43:01
@smallBUTTerflies Said

Embarrassingly, I did it until I was 12. I had a retainer fitted so that it wasn't as comfortable to have my thumb in my mouth. Worked like a charm.

Since I was not allowed to do it, I know little about it but its a comfort thing like a teddy bear or a blanket right? A thing to do for security if scared or nervous? If so, I can understand why its hard to stop. Its hard to give up what provides us comfort.
Dark_Tink On December 30, 2018
<3 Boobie <3





, Canada
#13New Post! Oct 21, 2011 @ 19:53:27
@DorkySupergirl Said

Since I was not allowed to do it, I know little about it but its a comfort thing like a teddy bear or a blanket right? A thing to do for security if scared or nervous? If so, I can understand why its hard to stop. Its hard to give up what provides us comfort.



That's how it was for my 7yr old. She hasn't sucked her thumb in almost 6months now, but she still has her blanket and is only allowed to use it at when she goes to bed.
LuckyCharms On February 13, 2020
Magically Delicious





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#14New Post! Oct 21, 2011 @ 21:00:29
I was born with my thumb in my mouth - maybe odd, but true. I had to go to the orthodontist for the damage it did to my front teeth (space between.) My parents tried vinegar, lemon etc. All it did was teach me how to wash my hands very well at an early age. (A good lesson, but not what they were after. )

Basically I stopped overnight when my orthodontist told me that I was going to have to wear my headgear until I quit. That did it for me. It was all about the proper motivation for me.
Bukwis On February 05, 2013




Port Edward, Canada
#15New Post! Oct 21, 2011 @ 21:05:32
I don't recommend the method I used. I quit sucking my thumb at 13 when I started smoking cigarettes. My parents tried all the standard remedies, but none of them worked. I got no end of harassment from my classmates. Good luck stopping.
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