Help My Dd Is Sucking The Skin Off Her Thumb

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Krissy25 - June 12

My little thumbsucker is sucking the skin right off her thumb. I try to take her thumb away but it just goes right back in. Her thumb looks so awful, i'm afraid it will get infected. Any advice on how to get her to stop? She is 10 month old.

 

kimberly - June 12

Krissy, I don't know if it works but they make something called thumb suck and it is perfectly safe but you put it on her thumb and it makes it taste awful. I have heard it works.

 

Krissy25 - June 12

Yeah, i might have to try that, her thumb looks so bad. Do you have any idea where they sell that?

 

kimberly - June 13

I've never bought it but I bet you could get it at Wal Mart in the pharmacy or vitamin and herb section. I would just scan those isle or ask the pharmacist.

 

mjvdec01 - June 13

I would also talk to the pediatrician, and before you put that stuff on her thumb, make sure it isn't going to sting like hell since it sounds like her thumb may be a bit raw. Have you tried giving her a binky? It may be the lesser of two evils. They say a binky is okay, as long as you get rid of it before 18 months.

 

Krissy25 - June 13

i might try again with the paci, she wouldn't take one when she was smaller, and at the time i was happy about it but now i wish she liked that better. We'll see.

 

mjvdec01 - June 13

To get her to take interest in it at first you can dip the nipple in something sweet like applesauce, or juice, just don't use honey. If you need something thicker you could use syrup or jelly. This may help her to accept it at first.

 

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