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Thumb sucking guards
Thumb sucking guards

Sometimes thumb sucking is embarrassing for both kids and parents. Kids who do the thumb sucking really face a hard time in school. One may wonder how but the answer is: children tend to tease those who have the habit of thumb sucking. Parents are also embarrassed when they walk with their children in public and yet the kids are sucking their thumbs. It is unfortunate that the parents beat their kids up just because of the behavior; this is not an issue that is supposed to cause conflict in the house. Parents should be understanding since sucking is a natural reflex in kids. If parents are justified to beat up their kids because of sucking their thumbs, then they should allow the kids to suck their tits. Parents should give their kids time to become aware that thumb sucking is bad. The only time parents should intervene is when the problem becomes a habit. This should be done before it gets to the level of addiction.

Parents should assist their kids since thumb sucking is a habit that ca have some adverse effects to the health f kids. For instance, kids develop dental problems mostly after the milk teeth fall out. It is unfortunate that thumb sucking can be cause dental problems that can extend to adulthood. Dental problems that are caused by thumb sucking can be costly to rectify; therefore when the problem of thumb sucking becomes difficult to stop, a thumb guard should be put in to use.

Thumb guards act as distracters and barriers to thumb sucking. A thumb guard is a special made glove that is put on the hands of kids who have developed the habit of thumb sucking. Some parents fear that the thumb guard can cause health problems but this is false. Thumb guards are specially designed and they are made of medical upgrade plastics to make sure hygiene is maintained. The plastic is of high quality thus it cannot cause any problem to the kid. Most of the times kids like the guard and they enjoy being in it despite the fact that it is meant to help them stop what they love doing most (thumb sucking).

Thumb sucking guards come in different design so children can guide their parent on the design they would love. All the thumb sucking guards have decorations that babies like. For instance some of them have funny drawings such as cartoons. Thumb sucking guards are secured with wrist bands, therefore parent don’t have to fear that their kids will lose them when playing. The wrist bands re designed in a way that only the parents can remove them. Parents must ensure that the thumb sucking guards are cleaned regularly and thoroughly to ensure that germs are washed away.

The use of thumb sucking guards is the most preferred method by parents since it does not require much follow up. The kids don’t have to be monitored as long as the thumb sucking guard is present. This is one of the non aggressive methods that parents should use if they want to succeed in ending the habit of thumb sucking..

Glovey Huggey Thumb Guard Speaks for Itself
Glovey Huggey Thumb Guard Speaks for Itself

Infants display a natural fondness of sucking their thumb to gratify themselves. This habit is their source of happiness, security and pleasure. Thumbsucking is a behavior displayed by children especially of younger years and this is manifested by putting their thumbs inside their mouth for oral gratification. This pleasure-seeking habit is being tied up to breast feeding because children, especially of younger years, always have the tendency of putting anything into their mouth. This habit normally stops when the child start to grow and mature but unfortunately there are some who keep this habit even when they grow older.

Parents fully understand that this habit is an effective soothing mechanism for their child but once this habit starts to harm and results in unhealthy threats, this starts to be a problem. Thumbsucking may affect the normal growth of the teeth and might as well hurt the kid’s thumb when engage in excessive thumbsucking. This habit needs to be stopped, especially when the child’s permanent teeth begin to grow. This situation causes many parents to worry about the safety and welfare of their children. There are actually effective tips to help parents deal with their child’s habit of thumbsucking and these tips help to eliminate this habit from their system permanently.

Parents should give full awareness and attention to their child in order to help them overcome this habit. Rewarding them when not thumbsucking can also be a motivating factor to help him quit. Diverting the child’s attention into other things can be a means of helpful distraction. Let the child engage into different activities such as drawing, painting and playing that can help him forget about his old habit. Help the child understand that this habit should no longer be done and explain to him the damage it may cause in a simple manner that he can understand. Using thumbsucking product such as thumb guard can be considered because this provides ultimate protection to the child’s thumb.

Glovey Huggey offers parents the best and high quality thumb guard and buying this is a brilliant option because this thumb guard is safe, effective and most of all less expensive. This thumb guard comes in cool looks and attractive designs that children will surely love. They won’t even notice that they are being put into test. The Glovey Huggey thumb guard entails a non-aggressive method therefore your child won’t experience too much pressure as he overcome thumbsucking. This one-of-a-kind thumb guard can be availed online by visiting their official website http://endthumbsucking.com.

The Glovey Huggey offers the best and most reliable thumb guard that is made and specially created using the finest and high quality materials. Its increasing popularity and demands from parents and customers make the Glovey Huggey thumb guard’s sales rate to rapidly increase and gets stronger every year. The Glovey Huggey gained an impressive customer support and more individuals and buyers are getting interested and persuaded on buying the thumb guard and all other products. The Glovey Huggey thumb guard is definitely the best choice that leads your child finally overcome thumbsucking in a manner that he will truly enjoy.

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Should A Parent be Discouraging Thumb Sucking?
Should A Parent be Discouraging Thumb Sucking?

 

Thumb sucking for babies is one source of gratification, comfort and a sign of emotional health. But this habit when carried beyond four years of age can lead to dental misalignments and overbite, which will require costly orthodontist visits. The skin on the thumb can also be cracked, infected and bleed. Worse, the baby may be teased by others because of this bad habit. Thus, parents must always look for ways on how to stop thumbsucking.

Some parents are too harsh on their baby’s by employing harsh methods on how to stop thumbsucking. This can include the use of chemicals with bitter substances put on the nails so that baby will be dissuaded in sucking them. This is not very ideal as you will be ingesting chemicals in the baby’s system which can exposed him to more health risks. Some uses the intra oral device known as cribs which are glued on the teeth of the baby. The crib will inflict pain of the baby will suck his thumb and will make it very difficult to eat and even talk. This is being left for many months in the baby’s mouth and is quite expensive yet ineffective.

The more effective way on how to stop thumbsucking which is also recommended by most pediatricians and dentists is the use of thumb guards. This special device comes with a plastic cover for the thumb and is being attached on his wrist. This will serve as a guard and will interrupt the process as it breaks the vacuum created by the sucking which thereby removes the pleasure that the baby gets from it. Treatment using this device should be done for couple of weeks but will end the bad habit successfully. But, parents must remove it once a day and have it properly cleaned before giving it back to the baby.

Ending to this bad habit must not be painful and non toxic. It must not be punishing and should be friendly as much as possible. Many experts recommend that the approach on how to stop thumbsucking must be positive and gentle. The parents should not try to scold or nag the baby as they can be more rebellious and suck even more. The use of Glovey Huggey is a very positive teaching techniques. Studies have proven that the use of thumb guards made from spandex materials were able to kick the bad habit of thumb sucking.

Glovey Huggey is specifically designed for those parents who want to eliminate the habit with a method that is gentle and require lesser effort. It is also available in variety of colors which and you can choose one which is most appealing and will be adored by your baby. It is available sizes which can accommodate babies of different ages. One great thing about it is the fact that it does not restrict the full movement of the hands. Being affordable is just a bonus to the many amazing benefits and results it can give when it comes to ending thumb sucking.

You can see our full line of gloves at http://endthumbsucking.com/store/

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Glovey Huggey is the Best Thumb Sucking Glove Around
Glovey Huggey is the Best Thumb Sucking Glove Around

When the baby reaches the toddler stage, they usually don’t have to thumb suck anymore. Thumb sucking may be a form of comfort for some kids. For some children, it is their way of adapting to their emotional problems like anxiety. Sometimes, parents don’t know how to stop thumb sucking in a positive manner. They usually punish the child in order to stop this bad habit. However, this is never a good idea as the child might just develop a fear to you.

What can be the results of thumb sucking?

One of which is developing an orthodontic case wherein the palate falls down inwardly, thus having the teeth not aligned perfectly. Another one is trouble when speaking. Because of the constant thumb sucking, the child’s mouth may adapt the kind of speech that there is something stuck in their mouth.

Can a thumb sucking glove keep the child from thumb sucking?

The answer to that is yes because having a thumb sucking glove as a thumb guard will greatly help you stop your child’s bad habit. It is very affordable, so you can make sure that it will suit your budget. Thus, you don’t need to look for harsh methods just to prevent him/her from thumb sucking. The thumb sucking glove is made by Glovey Huggey, so it will surely provide a positive result. It offers different styles so your children would like to wear it. Different colors are available for you to have a wide selection to choose from. Your child will surely love the funkiness and artful designs by their thumb sucking glove, so it will be easy for you to put it on them. Also, it is washable to prevent the spread of bacteria. It is delivered in a gift box so that your child will be excited to open it because they would think of it as a gift to them. It has a plush toy which comes together with the thumb sucking glove. The plush toy can also be used to keep their attention away from thumb sucking.

This is a winning strategy that uses the best positive way that your child needs when removing their bad habit of thumb sucking. You can also do this together with other strategies like giving rewards to make sure that you will be able to effectively help your child remove his or her thumb sucking habit. Your child will surely love this kind of strategy instead of nagging them. Negative attention will definitely not be of help and it is strongly not recommended because it may worsen the habit of the child. You need to be patient and determined to remove that bad habit of theirs. Never scold them as this might only worsen the situation. Tell them that this habit is bad and make them understand the negative effects of thumb sucking. You can also go online to look for the best ways on how to prevent your child from thumb sucking and get rid of this habit for good.  So start the new year off right and pick up your Glovey Huggey at http://endthumbsucking.com/store/

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Makeup and Nails: Is your Child Ready?

Every mom has found their darling child tucking into their cosmetics bag haven’t they? I even have several pictures of my boys with mascara all over their sweet faces and lipstick just about everywhere else! If you haven’t found squashed lipstick in your makeup bag, then you are a lucky momma, but if you have girls, likelihood is they are coveting your cosmetics stash from a young age.

So how do you handle the urge for you little ones to wear makeup. Even if you are not a makeup mom yourself, little girls are privy to the done up front covers of magazines they see at the supermarket, and the made up girls on TV. Even their dolls appear to be wearing makeup.

For moms of thumbsucking kids, nail varnish can be a godsend. My trick is to paint my little girl’s nails and then on her thumbnail paint some extra detail, so she really doesn’t want it to come off. If the habit wins out then I at least match her painted nails to her Glovey Huggey thumb sucking guard as it encourages her to wear it. I try to make her thumb guards as cool and appealing as possible!

As for other makeup, I do not mind my kids experimenting at home. A great idea I saw on a mom blog a long time ago was fake makeup, made of melted wax and poured into pots so little ones could mimic the wearing of makeup without actually putting any on their sensitive skin.

However, as kids get older, this probably won’t cut it and they will want to play with lots of different colours. Lots of moms will be fine with this and buy cheap makeup for their young ones to enjoy at playtime. I am definitely in that group. In fact I didn’t mind my girls going out with some makeup on. It’s just them creating and playing and is entirely innocent, but I know many moms do not feel comfortable with their children wearing any make out of the house.

For me things change with tweens and teenagers as that’s when the intent of makeup wearing changes. It ceases to be imaginative dress up and instead it becomes a tool of attraction, making your kids feel prettier, older and often more part of their crowd.

When my eldest hit this age, I decided to help her out as she still wasn’t au fait with subtle makeup application. Instead I took her to the store and we selected a mascara, blush and lipstick that would be all hers and that looked natural, I drew the line at foundation – totally not necessary for her. This way, she had autonomy, but I was still in control of her not looking like jezebel!

This way too, I was also able to purchase all natural non toxic products which I believe are much better for our health.

Do you let your children wear makeup?

Bio: Anne Johnson is a mother of 4 and an advocate of healthy living including choosing a natural skincare  regime and natural cosmetics, especially for young skin..

Creating Christmas Traditions
Creating Christmas Traditions

This time last year I was writing a blog for an Italian real estate agent and had the pleasure of submitting several posts discussing the Italian traditions of Christmas. I was quite surprised to find that Italian Christmas traditions in both the North and South of the country are quite different to what we experience here in North America. Food is still a big part of their day, but Santa and Christmas trees aren’t.

I have a young family and it’s been fun to create a unique approach to gift giving and the folklore of Father Christmas. Learning about different customs around the world really got me thinking about how we could build traditions in our family.

Here are some of the different traditions from other areas of the world that we are going to incorporate into our own Christmas celebrations.

  • Italian letter writing – On Christmas Eve, after dinner, children put a letter on their father’s plate. The letter tells their daddy why they love him and are grateful for him and mom.
  • Dutch Christmas Eve – My husband’s family are from Friesland, north of Holland. Traditionally the Dutch, like many countries in central and northern Europe, open their presents on Christmas Eve. We now choose one present to open on Christmas Eve (will it be a thumb sucking guard this year?) and open the rest on the ‘big day’.
  • Greek offering to the less fortunate – A lot like their Mediterranean counterpart, the Italians, the Greeks don’t give many presents. Instead they give small gifts to hospitals, orphanages and people in need. This year, we will be participating in a gift rally for those in local foster care.
  • Austrian Baked Carp – I love turkey, just love it, but I like the idea of an alternative. We celebrate Christmas with a big family gathering so I am going to bring a fish to shake things up a little at our Christmas table.
  • Egyptian New Outfit – I like this tradition most of all! On Christmas Eve Egyptians will head to church dressed in a new outfit. Growing up in the north of England we did similar on Christmas Day, we always saved something special for the 25th. A cool idea might be to gift a new Glovey Huggey to match the outfit your child is going to wear. This is a good way to encourage them to wear the thumb guard and make it fun and exciting.
  • French Chocolate Log – I’m not a big fan of fruit cake which is the tradition for Christmas. Long ago I started to make a French chocolate log for dessert. Serve with cream or ice cream – delicious!

Christmas is a fun holiday to celebrate whether you celebrate age old traditions or are creating your own family folklore. It is a great time to hang out with your kids and show how much you love them, thumbsucking and all.

 

Author Bio: Breanna Andrews is a mother of two young children and a writer. As the article suggests, she loves new clothes and is currently coveting this Becksöndergaard star scarf by Minkpink for herself and the Nature’s Pride for her daughter!

Image courtesy of posterize / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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You won’t believe what he did to stop thumb sucking

Aggravated by your child’s constant thumb sucking? If so, please do not try and solve the problem the way one Dad did. In a bizarre news story a Floridian Dad actually broke his 5 month old daughter’s thumb. That’s not frustration that is just a great big dose of crazy! Given the chance to address him, this is what I would say…

She’s only 5 months old you moron! Maybe a little harsh but what parents need to realize is that many of the annoying habits children have will fall away as they get older. Have you ever seen a grown man drag his blankie into a boardroom? If you are not the type to get confrontational you could hold on to your passive aggressiveness and just let society brow beat your child into conformity well, it is an option, better than child abuse I must say.

Here’s an idea, try a pacifier first: A lot of caregivers may feel unsure about giving the baby something else to become “addicted” to but at least a pacifier can be taken away. You cannot remove a child’s fingers! Well you can but it’s against the law! In time a child will give up their binky/yumyum/Nuk or whatever you end up calling it.

Comfort is Key: That is the real reason behind the action. Find another more acceptable form of comfort for your child. Have them wrap their arms around a stuffed animal, rub their back while they fall asleep and when necessary, gently remind them not to suck their fingers. Kids can be practical too, when they are engaged in a dirty activity have them look at their fingers and say something like “fingers do not belong in our mouths. Look how dirty they can get.” you may give your child a phobia but hey, they won’t be sucking their thumb anymore, right

Thumb Guards: A genius of an idea. Colorful fabric (or plastic) in an array of designs cover the thumb and ties or snaps around the wrist. This blocks the pleasure that children receive from sucking their thumb, instead they get the not so pleasant taste of cotton or plastic on their thumb guard. Parents have used nail polish, Band-Aids and even hot sauce, why not try thumbguards?

If you are like the strange Dad in this story and would do anything or almost anything to teach your child how to stop sucking thumb, please stop and think. There may be other alternatives to violence or hot sauce. In the grand scheme of things thumbsucking really is not the end of the world, some adults probably still do it when no one is looking. Where ever you are, stop thumb sucking! Do yourself a favor and get a thumb guard!

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How to Stop Thumb Sucking

Many children suck their thumbs; however, most children stop sucking their thumbs by the age of four or five. Often, a child will suck their thumb if they are afraid, nervous or unsure of what is going on. However, if this habit goes on too long, it can lead to speech or dental problems. There are a few tips that will help you deal with this problem effectively such as encouragement, love and a few tricks of the trade. How to stop thumb sucking is not difficult but it does take time, effort and ingenuity.

For some children, thumb sucking that goes on a long time may mean that your child is having an emotional problem and may need to see a pediatrician. Most importantly, prolonged thumb sucking can lead to a dental problem such as the roof a child’s mouth protruding over the bottom teeth. This may require dental visits to correct the alignment of the teeth and that means braces. Some have found success by using a thumb guard.

In addition to misaligned teeth, a child may also develop speech problems such as developing a lisp. One way to help inspire your child to stop sucking his thumb is to explain that by not sucking his thumb, he or she will have a lovely smile and teeth that look beautiful. Another way to inspire your child not to suck his thumb is to talk about germs that can get into his mouth when sucking his thumb and that may make him or her feel sick.

Another way to help your child with this matter is to keep your child’s hands busy with games, puzzles or a favorite activity. Try this method when he or she wants to suck their thumbs. Keeping a child busy or involved in another activity will eventually stop the thumb sucking. Some parents have found that when they praise their child for not sucking their thumb, the child eventually stops because they like the praise and encouragement.

In addition, some parents have found that by giving their child a reward for not sucking their thumb an effective way to help stop the habit. It is important to note that to stop thumb sucking may take several methods. One other method that might help is by making a chart and putting gold stars on the days when he or she doesn’t suck their fingers. Most children respond to colors and shapes and this is one method that some have found helpful..

How to Stop Thumb Sucking

learning how to stop thumb suckingMany children suck their thumbs; however, most children stop sucking their thumbs by the age of four or five. Often, a child will suck their thumb if they are afraid, nervous or unsure of what is going on. However, if this habit goes on too long, it can lead to speech or dental problems. There are a few tips that will help you deal with this problem effectively such as encouragement, love and a few tricks of the trade. How to stop thumb sucking is not difficult but it does take time, effort and ingenuity.

For some children, thumb sucking that goes on a long time may mean that your child is having an emotional problem and may need to see a pediatrician. Most importantly, prolonged thumb sucking can lead to a dental problem such as the roof a child’s mouth protruding over the bottom teeth. This may require dental visits to correct the alignment of the teeth and that means braces. Some have found success by using a thumb guard

In addition to misaligned teeth, a child may also develop speech problems such as developing a lisp. One way to help inspire your child to stop sucking his thumb is to explain that by not sucking his thumb, he or she will have a lovely smile and teeth that look beautiful. Another way to inspire your child not to suck his thumb is to talk about germs that can get into his mouth when sucking his thumb and that may make him or her feel sick.

Another way to help your child with this matter is to keep your child’s hands busy with games, puzzles or a favorite activity. Try this method when he or she wants to suck their thumbs. Keeping a child busy or involved in another activity will eventually stop the thumb sucking. Some parents have found that when they praise their child for not sucking their thumb, the child eventually stops because they like the praise and encouragement.

In addition, some parents have found that by giving their child a reward for not sucking their thumb an effective way to help stop the habit. It is important to note that to stop thumb sucking may take several methods. One other method that might help is by making a chart and putting gold stars on the days when he or she doesn’t suck their fingers. Most children respond to colors and shapes and this is one method that some have found helpful.

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Thumb Guard

Thumb sucking is something a baby does to soothe himself. He’ll go to sleep sucking his thumb but once he starts growing older and once he’s two or four the thumb sucking should be stopped. If the child doesn’t stop thumb sucking he’s going to do damage to his teeth and mouth and possibly his jaw so you’ll have to take measures to make him stop.

You are going to have to teach your child how to stop thumb sucking before he goes to school. Limiting the time he sucks his thumb or where you will allow it might help but that is not going to stop it completely if you are trying to wean him off it. Praise him when he is not sucking his thumb rather than criticize him when he is sucking his thumb. If your child should get hurt, the first thing he’s going to do is suck on his fingers or thumb, allow that because you will see that he’ll calm down being in that thumb sucking zone.

Work with your child and talk to him about his habit. Let him know that you can see what he is doing and that might help him stop thumb sucking. If he tells you that he’s unaware of what he was just doing perhaps giving him another way to comfort himself might help like a blanket or a favorite toy that he plays with just to keep his hands busy.

There is another thing that you can do to show your child how to stop thumb sucking and that is with a thumb guard. The thumb guard will go onto your child’s thumb and around the wrist and it comes in all different colors. Anytime your child wants to suck his thumb this thumb guard is going to be in the way and help stop him from sucking on his thumb. This will not cause any pain or put your child in any discomfort. It is there to try to break the habit of him wanting his thumb in his mouth and it can and will help. Purchase two if you need to for both hands or for when one is in the washing machine.

How to stop thumb sucking is difficult but something will work so keep after your child and teach him it’s not healthy for him and don’t start to worry because your child will stop thumb sucking but only when he is ready to do so..