How to Stop Thumb Sucking?

I recently found one mother telling me that she has an eight-year-old daughter and she doesn't understand how to stop thumb sucking habit of her. First you need to ask yourself, when the kid suck their thumb. Many times a child will suck on their thumb when they're tired, bored and therefore are in need of relaxation.

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here are all types of research numbers out there that suggest many children stop sucking their thumb on their own at the age of 5, which I believe is true. However, I may be alone on this, but I think 3 years old should be the cutoff point of when a little ones needs to stop thumb sucking. Thumb sucking is a very cute habit; however it can quickly turn into a bad and addicting habit.

If a parent doesn't watch for it or thinks it cute at the age of 5 or 6, they should go talk to a dentist. Thumb sucking will mess the child teeth really badly. The teeth will usually protrude outward and can have an effect on their speech. I've also heard from a dentist, that if you see an adult who does not have a developed chin, there is a good chance that that person was a thumb sucker at an early age in their life. Besides the physical aspect of trying to end thumb sucking; speech can sometimes be slowed down.

My son sucked his thumb until he was a few months away from turning 3. He never really talked, he always kept his thumb in his mouth and if he needed to say anything he would take it out only enough to get the sentence out. I also noticed that the other children were talking and pronouncing their words much better. That is why many parents try to get teach their little ones how to stop thumb sucking.