Thumb sucking

(7 Posts)
MamMomMommyMa Sat 04-Apr-20 08:16:12

What age is ok for baby/ child to thumb suck? Should I be trying to discourage it and how would I do that?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 04-Apr-20 12:44:20

I'm not sure your dentist would recommend it's done at any age?

If your LO is young enough, could you swap it for a dummy with a view to removing the dummy at a later stage? My DSIL was recommended this by her Dentist when he realised DN was sucking their thumb smile

tealandseagreen Sat 04-Apr-20 19:38:42

My 2 year old only sucks his thumb when sleeping. He has slightly chipped the front tooth. He fell forward, through a trip, but his thumb sucking has caused his front right tooth to become an overbite so the force of coming forward has chipped the tooth. If he hadn't sucked his thumb, there would have been no chip. I hadn't realised the effect and now looking to stop it by getting a thumb guard.

MamMomMommyMa Sat 04-Apr-20 20:08:25

Thanks. Baby just turned 8 months, I try to stop her during the day but as soon as I pull thumb out she shoves it back in again.

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 05-Apr-20 09:04:36

If she’s only 8 months can you give her a dummy when you take her thumb out?

MamMomMommyMa Mon 06-Apr-20 10:06:53

I really don't want to do dummy as that's just another problem later!

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JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 06-Apr-20 10:35:54

It is but the idea is that you can take the dummy away at a later stage, you can't take away her thumb smile

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