Barbara Meltz: Thumb-sucking

Barbara Meltz: Thumb-sucking

There are 1 comment on the Boston Globe story from Nov 10, 2010, titled Barbara Meltz: Thumb-sucking. In it, Boston Globe reports that:

I'm not sure I've seen this topic covered here, but I'm hoping you have some thoughts to share.

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Andrea

Boulder, CO

#1 Nov 10, 2010
The reason it is hard to stop thumb sucking with all the negative tools like bitter polish is because thumb sucking is such a comforting thing to a child and they will not want to give it up when you put bitter polish (which has chemicals in it) or shameful thumb guards on. Try the positive approach…there is a fun thing for children called “Thumbuddy To Love” and it comes with a thumb puppet/story book with special tips on how to use it. Teaches kids in a fun and positive way to let go of something so comforting. Worked for my kids. Here is the info: You can get it on Amazon or thumbuddytolove dot com.
The sooner the better because prolonged thumb sucking can lead to buck teeth.

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