Sunday, November 16, 2008

My thumbsucker

I was determined to break my first child of the pacifier before she turned one. This was stupid. DON'T DO IT!

So now she's four years old and sucks her thumb like crazy. We have tried EVERYTHING. Everything. The bitter liquid you put on the thumb, bandaids, shameless bribery. No success.

The dentist says she's fine as long as she stops before she turns five and her teeth start falling out. Our current attempt is saying that Santa will bring a big girl bike if she stops sucking her thumb before Christmas, but it's doubtful.

Anybody have any ideas or suggestions??? Please. Please.


From the Doghouse said...

Tape all of her fingers together?

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

My Callie (almost 8) has just now really stopped sucking her thumb! She's my only thumb-sucker. And, yes, we tried everything, too. The bitter liquid stuff worked okay, but nothing has been 100%. We even wrapped her thumb and wrist in an Ace bandage at night, which worked okay. I was the same way as a child, and it frustrated my parents. I'm not sure what finally made me quit. So basically, I'm of no help to you. :)

Sandi said...

Try handcuffs.


Good luck with her ... mom said I sucked my thumb until I was almost 6. Fortunately, daughter never took a paci or sucked her thumb. We were lucky!

i'm black betty said...

i sucked my thumb until i was 7. i think my mom just gave up.

bribery??? that usually works for mine. does she like soft blankies. maybe give her a blanket when she's trying to suck her thumb...distraction????

i have no clue, girly. good luck!!!!