If you will ever conduct a search on Google ‘How to stop sucking thumb’ you will come across thousands of web pages, each giving the same old advice. The irony is that you have tried them all and it is not showing any results. Your child is ‘old enough’ and are they still sucking their thumb for some reason that you don’t understand?
Getting a thumb guard for kids is a good idea here. They do not interfere with the relationship that you have with your children and most importantly they don’t ‘force’ your children to give up thumb sucking. Most of the time, parents are so frustrated and enraged about this habit of the child that they would scold him badly or give him some sort of punishment for sucking his thumb. The child is too small to understand why you are against his habit of thumb sucking. To him, it is just a normal thing like brushing his teeth and he finds it quite comforting.
There is ample miscommunication from both sides and it appears that none try to understand the point of view of the other. As a parent, you must pay attention that your child is being understood and you understand the reason why is sucking his thumb. Additionally, you may order a cool thumb guard for kids. They are beautiful gloves and guards made of spandex material and fit comfortably on your child’s hand. It is not a chemical that would taste bad and make him feel irritated. It is a nicely designed accessory that your child would love to wear.
It basically takes the ‘suck-able’ thumb out of his sight and presents some beautiful imagery instead. These thumb guards for kids have very attractive designs. So the next time your child wishes to suck his thumb, he will be presented with a beautiful image that would grab his attention and divert it to play. Moreover, he would not like to remove a spandex glove and suck his thumb and replace it again. These gloves are so wonderful that they may keep wearing it for a long time and you must not stop them from doing this.
With time, the children almost forget that they had to suck their thumbs. They are so lost in playing with their friends or looking at the amazing patterns that they may even want to draw something like that. Once the habit chain is broken, it will be easier for the child to give up thumb sucking and you would take a sigh of relief.