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How to Motivate Your Child to Quit Thumb Sucking

An essay by Jane Sarrow

Your child wants to please you and craves your attention. Your happiness is theirs and vice versa. Motivating a child to quit thumb sucking starts with positive feedback.Praise success, and motivate with small rewards and positive attention when your child is not doing the behavior.

THUMB SUCKING NAIL POLISH DOES NOT WORK

An essay by Jane Sarrow

Anti-Nail Biting Polish DOES NOT WORK for thumb suckers. It is designed for daytime nail biters – and only offers a little reminder. Children under four years old don’t dislike the taste because they haven’t yet developed a bad taste for it yet. And it obviously won’t work while your child is sleeping and their taste…

Thumb Sucking Appliances

An essay by Jane Sarrow

Thumb sucking appliances use stiff wires installed into the child’s mouth to obstruct the thumb and should be a last resort. Thumb Sucking is a habit that develops early in age and comforts babies and toddlers. Typically, children stop thumb sucking as they transition to becoming a toddler around the age of two and up to four years old.

How to Stop the Thumb Sucking Addiction

An essay by Jane Sarrow

When children are born they have no “bad” habits, it’s us the parents or society that create the habits. We are the creators of habit in our children. We watch our parents do things and our children follow suit. It continuous cycle of creating habits and then taking them away. Then a couple years later…

Thumb Guard vs Mavala Stop

An essay by Jane Sarrow

Thumb Guard vs Mavala Stop: these have been the two most popular products for a long time for stopping thumb sucking, finger sucking and nail biting.   One is a nail polish and the other is a thumb guard that surrounds the thumb. There are many products on the market, be sure to do your research before buying….