how stop thumb sucking of my child he is 2. 6yr old

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Updated on Nov 29, 2019

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Here are some of the recommendations to follow: 1. Do try to limit the time that your child sucks his thumb to his bedroom or in the house, not in public. Explain to him that this is a bed activity during nap time and at night. 2. Don't turn it into a confrontation. Try to recognize him and praise him when he's not sucking his thumb instead of criticizing when he is. 3. Do talk to your child about her thumb sucking or finger sucking. Help your child understand that when she is ready to stop, you will be there to help. 4. Do come up with creative ways to help your child understand that he is growing up and one day won't suck his thumb anymore. 5. Do remember that a child will grow out of the need for thumb sucking or finger sucking when he's good and ready. Hope these helps. Take Care

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