Hi. My baby is 2. 4 years. He is having a habit of thumb sucking. I have done many efforts to stop him but in vain. I have even applied femite liquid on his thumb but after a while again the same thing. specially while sleeping he sucks his thumb. How can I stop this habit, please help me.

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Updated on Dec 28, 2017

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Answer:
Firstly, you need to understand here, when does the child do thumb sucking. Is it when he is sleepy, or tired or is under some stress or when he is getting bored. Try and keep him occupied by gently reminding him and giving him a squeezy ball or a Rubik's cube, which he can manoeuvre. Avoid scolding as this would further aggravate the problem. Lastly, keep diverting his attention, be patient and you can also use thumb covers.

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