Thumb Sucking in Toddlers

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My 2 1/2 year old daughter bites her nails all the time, and sucks her thumb. What can I do?

Thumb Sucking in Toddlers

Before age three, thumb sucking is of little concern. After age three, thumb sucking can affect the teeth. Encourage play activities that require both hands. At night, you may need to remove the thumb from a soundly sleeping child's mouth.



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