Top Mistakes Parents Make When Dealing With Their Child’s ‘Earliest Addiction’ — Thumb-Sucking

An estimated 10% of children will continue to suck their thumb after the ages of two or three. That being said, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the best practices for getting children to kick what experts call their ‘first addiction.’ However, it’s easy for them to lose progress and fall behind if the Read more about Top Mistakes Parents Make When Dealing With Their Child’s ‘Earliest Addiction’ — Thumb-Sucking[…]

Top 3 Reasons Your Child Shouldn’t Be Sucking Their Thumb

Though thumb sucking is pretty normal for babies and young toddlers, it can lead to dental problems (and other issues) down the road. If your child is four years old or older and still sucking their thumb, you might want to consider looking into a thumb sucking guard or some other type of anti thumb Read more about Top 3 Reasons Your Child Shouldn’t Be Sucking Their Thumb[…]

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The Facts And Fictions About Thumb Sucking: Part 3

In part two of our facts and fictions about thumb sucking series, we discussed the health problems associated with thumb sucking and pacifier use. Extensive thumb sucking and pacifier use may not be linked to speech impairments as previously thought, but they are related to other health problems such as open bite and infection. Here in part Read more about The Facts And Fictions About Thumb Sucking: Part 3[…]

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The Facts And Fictions About Thumb Sucking: Part 2

In part one of this facts and fictions about thumb sucking series, we talked about the recent study conducted by the University of Sydney that found there wasn’t a link between speech impairments and the use of pacifiers and thumb sucking. While this is great news and puts us on the right track to determine Read more about The Facts And Fictions About Thumb Sucking: Part 2[…]

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The Facts And Fictions About Thumb Sucking: Part 1

Up to 5% of children will exhibit a speech disorder by the time they reach first grade. In the past, thumb sucking has been believed to cause these speech impairments. But, according to a new study conducted by the University of Sydney, thumb sucking and pacifiers may not cause speech impairments as previously thought. To Read more about The Facts And Fictions About Thumb Sucking: Part 1[…]