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January 26, 2021

Thumb Sucking Invervention: Part I

Sucking on a thumb or finger is a completely normal habit that some babies develop even before they are born. It’s a natural way for them to self sooth but can also become a hard habit to break away from. Unlike a pacifier, you can’t take away a child’s hand.

In this segment, Nancy discusses when and how to prepare for habit intervention to prevent long term changes to a child’s mouth.

REFERENCES/ RESOURCES:

Mavala Stop Deterrent Nail Polish Treatment | Nail Care to Help Stop Putting Fingers In Your Mouth | For Ages 3+

Thumb Thumb NO Thumb Natural Dentist Approved Thumb Sucking Deterrent for Kids

Thumb Sucking Stop Finger Guard Children Thumb Sucking Treatment Kit for 1-5 Years Baby Kids,Color Random

NIPIT (Age 2-7) Thumb Sucking STOP for Kids and Stop Finger Sucking – Prevent HAND-TO-FACE habits using NIPIT Hand Stopper – Thumb Guard for Toddlers and Kids | Thumb Sucking Glove

TGuard AeroFinger, Treatment Kit to Stop Finger Sucking (Small (Ages 2-4))

Mouth Healthy – American Dental Association https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-to…

Photo Credits: Dear Doctor Inc. – www.deardoctor.com

Habit Appliance Video: https://youtu.be/KUc2ZLtFlKA