In times of stress, people have many ways to entertain themselves. For adults, it can be habit such as eating, drinking, or smoking, whereas for children, often sucking their thumbs, fingers, or pacifiers soothes them.
Infants have been observed inside the mother’s womb and it is observed they start sucking their finger and thumb before they are born. It makes them feel safe. Sucking a finger or thumb can be a problem if done for too long after a certain age.
If your child has this habit of sucking his / her thumb, you can help him get rid of this habit bu purchasing thumb sucking prevention devices via online sources.
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If the thumb, finger or pacifier habit continues for too long, the upper front teeth may tip toward the lip or not come to the correct position in the mouth.
What can be done about thumb and finger sucking?
Most children naturally stop sucking their thumbs, fingers, or pacifiers between the ages of two and four. Pacifier habit is easier to solve than the habit of thumb or finger sucking, perhaps because it is always easier to find them a finger or thumb.
It is a good idea to try to transfer your child's pacifier habit at an early age. The next step is to reduce the use of pacifiers and the gradual drop in 18 months. If your children are still involved in this habit at the age of three, we can recommend strategies to reduce and stop.