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Thumb sucking....?

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Wibblewobble100 Wed 10-Feb-16 20:34:19

My DS is 20 months. He has sucked his thumb since about 6 months and it's a real comfort for him. However his thumb is cracked and swollen and the skin is broken from sucking... I'm worried about the potential for infection plus it looks so sore, but not sure what to do about it. Also worried in the long run about teeth, but imagine this shouldn't be a problem until the big teeth are coming in or am I wrong? I'm not sure if I want to stop him sucking his thumb -20 months still seems young - but I would like him thumb to look healthier. Would welcome Hearing anyone else's experiences?

hippoinamudhole Wed 10-Feb-16 20:41:21

Unfortunately you can't take his thumb away. You may have to wait until he's ready

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