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Gentle Solution For Thumb Sucking Habit In Children

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Pacifiers and bottles: First, take a deep breath and realize that this habit may stop on its own. If you want to be proactive, often the easiest way to minimize sucking is simply to restrict access.

Limit­ing the pacifier to the crib or bed is one way to cut down on its. If your child asks for it, tell her she needs to be in her bed when she uses it. Some toddlers will ask to go to their beds in order to have a little time with their pacifiers.

To cut down on bottle use, slowly scale back until you are giv­ing only one bottle per day. Make this the bottle that your child is most attached to — usually the one that she drinks from early in the morning or before bed at night. Let her know that she can have milk out of a bottle during that one time, but the rest of the day she must drink it out of a cup.

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