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Old 06-23-2006, 12:15 AM   #11
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DD still sucks her thumb at 8 yrs old...has since she was just a few weeks old. We figured we wouldn't even be concerned with it at all until she lost her baby teeth and her adult teeth started coming in. Well, thats happening. Late though lol - so far she has only lost her two top teeth and both adult teeth are nearly in. And at 8, she has the coping skills to find other ways to soothe herself.

After we get back from vacation next week, I plan on taking her to my orthodontis to have a "rake" put in. I'm not sure what they're really called, but they sit at the roof of the mouth and break the suction. I also wanted to wait until summer because I think it would just be too much during school.

Her thumb is a bit callousy, but I've never noticed any sores....

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Old 06-23-2006, 06:24 AM   #12
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My dd (16 months) sucks her thumb when she is tired. So every morning her right little thumb is raw. I just rub a little Aquaphor on it and it starts to look better. I only do this if I know that it won't be going straight into her mouth.
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