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Sucking bottom lip

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JimmyMcNulty Tue 29-Dec-09 19:27:58

Already posted this in children's health but it was pointed out might be better in here...

Ds is 3 and a half and is increasingly sucking/biting his bottom lip, especially when tired and seemingly almost all the time when asleep. I've noticed he has quite an overbite now and the bottom teeth are clearly angled inwards. We are off to the dentist anyway next week, but I wondered if anyone has any experience of this and what they did (if anything). He seems so young to have it corrected and obviously still has his baby teeth, but on the other hand it is having quite a clear effect on his jaw.

JimmyMcNulty Wed 30-Dec-09 12:45:21


JimmyMcNulty Wed 30-Dec-09 14:46:13

No other lip-suckers?

Neel1411 Mon 04-Jan-10 09:23:34

My nephew does it. He bites his lower lip whenever he is watching TV or sleeping. He is 5 yrs old now and he picked up the habit at about 2.5 yrs. His teeth are clearly angled and his lower lip is looking funny now. We have tried a lot of things like talking to him, reminding him, (threatening him too!) and we are now out of ideas! If you do come up with an idea that works ... please do share.

P.S His father even bought something that is extremely bitter and rubbed it on his lips at nights. Doesnt deter the guy!

Pollyanna Mon 04-Jan-10 09:26:12

my dd used to do this - it started when she was a tiny baby and she did it to get herself to sleep (it was very weird, I could hear her sucking it).

It gradually stopped, although she did it for a few years (she is 7 now). I didn't notice any effect on her teeth though.

samanthaquino Thu 09-Nov-17 09:23:51

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