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How to Get a 6-Year-Old to Stop Thumb Sucking
How to Get a 6-Year-Old to Stop Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a common concern for some. After children reach a certain age, they no longer suck their thumbs. Most children never have this issue, but to those who do, thumb sucking is usually viewed as a phase. Thumb sucking may become habitual act.

Parents may use simple tricks to stop thumb sucking. As a fun parent/child activity, create a reward calender and every day and night that the child does not suck his/her thumb, they receive a sticker. After a certain amount of stickers collected, a small toy or a special treat is given to the child. Children who do the majority of sucking their thumbs at night, there are simple methods to experiment with. Parents can remove their child’s hand from their mouth or the simple trick of placing a sock on the child’s hand to prevent their thumb from fitting in their mouth.

Children who are having a more difficult time, two common devices are available. In the United Kingdom, the Thumbguard was created. The device is made from a medical plastic that is hygienic and is safe for children to use. Thumbguard helps children be aware when they are sucking their thumb. Usually 7-10 days is all it takes for children to stop sucking their thumbs.

No age is the right age for kids to no longer suck thumbs. Although the typical age for children is ages 3-4, methods and tools are there to help an older child to stop thumb sucking!

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Thumb Guard vs Glovey Huggey
Thumb Guard vs Glovey Huggey

Thumb sucking is a habit from which many parents are trying to break their child. Among issues caused are teeth growing in crooked and needing expensive braces. I thought about this on a recent trip to Disneyland as I noticed all the children sucking their thumbs. I wondered how many unsuccessful methods were used to deter this habit. Did they try mittens, spicy-flavored nail polish or band-aids? I noticed a relatively new product called thumb guard.

The idea was well-meaning, but I don’t see too many children being comfortable in it. In addition to being a large piece of plastic that appears uncomfortable over the thumb, it looks like a brace. If it looks like the child broke his wrist or thumb, people will question what happened for him to need to wear it which can cause him embarrassment if he’s truthful. My alternative to these methods is the glovey huggey stop thumb sucking gloves.

The design is a glove cut-out with a cover over the thumb. Gloves go on both hands, so the only attention is to the fashion because of the matching pair and vibrant styles. This will be an especially big hit among children that are pop music fans as this is similar to the late, Michael Jackson’s look. Attention will be diverted from the child’s habit, and the child can feel relaxed wearing the gloves in public. For a look at the many choices available to help children stop thumb sucking visit our store http://endthumbsucking.com/store

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