Some children suck their thumbs, which is very common. Some children suck the index and middle fingers or the middle and ring fingers. If your child is still sucking his/her thumb as the permanent teeth grow in, or will not relinquish the pacifier, you may have to help and stop finger sucking habit in order to prevent dental problems in the future.

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Here Are Some Tips to Stop Thumb Sucking In Children

1. For many children, thumb sucking is something they automatically do without thinking. If you see your child sucking his thumb, distract him with something. It is better to involve him in activities that require both hands.

2. If your child uses thumb sucking as a sedative, teach them an alternative method of doing the same. Yoga for young children is a great idea, as is soothing music. Gradually, he will learn to calm down without using his thumb!

3. If teeth are a problem for your baby, suggest teeth instead. You can try any of the following natural methods to help treat dental problems in babies.

4. Determine what time your child will suck his thumb. It could be certain times of the year or evenings or boring afternoons when the older brother isn't home from school.

5. For small babies, fingerless gloves can limit the habit from the start. Elastic gloves are very easy to remove, so choose gloves with straps. You may have to endure a few screams first, but they will die down soon enough!