An Insert on Thumb Sucking

Whether it’s used as a source of self soothing or a one time thing that becomes a habit. Thumb sucking can both help & hurt your young one. It takes away having to buy pacifiers when they’re infants BUT just like with the binkies you have to help the child to stop sucking on thumbs or other things. If NOT stopped in due time, it may cause things like thumb sucking teeth; where the teeth are formed in an “open bite” or a bucked position due to the thumb always in the way of the adult teeth growing downwards in they’re natural position. One way to wean your little off thumb sucking could be to simply identify the triggers that lead to thumb sucking & gently remind them to stop. Good luck!