How to Break the Thumb-Sucking Habit?

Answer Babies learn to suck their thumbs in the womb as a self-pacification method. This practice often continues into a child's early years, but it should be stopped by age five, according to Medicine Ne... Read More »

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How to Develop a Thumb Sucking Habit?

Maybe you're a smoker, or maybe you're finding it difficult to fall asleep, or stay asleep. Or, perhaps, you find taking drugs a poor alternative for dealing with stress. Sucking your thumb may be ... Read More »

I'm 13 how do I stop sucking my thumb?

If your braces or retainers have any part that lays over the roof of your mouth, sucking your thumb will feel awkward and unrewarding. But if it still is tempting, try sleeping with a sock over yo... Read More »

Is sucking your thumb bad?

Other than the fact that there's a small increased chance of changing your mouth occlusion (open bite and/or overjet) and/or infecting your thumb, and you risk poor social definition, it's a good h... Read More »

How to Respond to Thumb Sucking?

Depending on which type of parent you are, there may or may not be an appropriate age for thumb sucking. So whether you're trying to break the habit, or preventing it from starting at all, this is ... Read More »