How to Heal a Thumb Chaffed From Sucking?

Answer Many young children develop a bad habit of sucking on their thumbs. Toddlers do it as a way to comfort themselves, but it can turn into a habit that is hard to break. Not only can thumb sucking cau... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How to Heal a Thumb Chaffed From Sucking

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 stop sucking your thumb?

I did until I was 11. I did two things. I wore a sock on my hand and I got a squishy pillow and changed from sucking my thumb to hugging the pillow. It took a lot of repeated reminding myself...... Read More »


It's just a habit that you start. I have been biting my nails for a long time and it's very addicting. I've tried to stop but I just keep doing it. So it's almost the same with you. You could put o... 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 »