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Child taking thumb finger

Hi.my baby is taking thumb finger in her mouth.we have tryed lot of things.but in vain. her lips area are coming up
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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Many children stop sucking their thumbs on their own sometime during the toddler years — between ages 2 and 4. For older kids who continue to suck their thumbs, peer pressure at school usually ends the habit.

 If your child sucks his or her thumb without thought — rather than as a way to get your attention — gently remind him or her to stop. Don't scold, criticize or ridicule your child. To spare embarrassment in front of others, you might alert your child to the thumb sucking with a special hand signal...

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