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How Thumb Sucking Affects Your Baby

Many children have a propensity of sucking their thumbs. After the mother stops breastfeeding the kid, the baby develops this habit. The practice, though, can be seen in babies who are still being breastfed.

Did you realize that this tendency begins even before the kid is born? This is a common occurrence. I understand that seeing their newborn baby sucking their thumb may surprise some new parents. This isn't something to be concerned about. Children's thumb sucking is natural and can be an effective strategy for them to self-soothe. This practice, however, should be broken at a specific age before it has a harmful impact on the child.

Thumb sucking can have an impact on tooth alignment, jaw structure, and the top of the mouth. This can happen if the baby's thumb sucking becomes too vigorous. It could also happen if your infant continues to sucke his thumb until he or she reaches the age when permanent teeth begin to emerge. Its consequences may necessitate surgery or the use of braces.

Thumb sucking can result in an overbite, open bite, crossbite, collapsed palate, lisp, or speech impediment if done for an extended period of time or severely. Thumb sucking is beneficial, but it should be limited. When the youngster reaches a particular age, he or she should put an end to it.

After your child reaches the age of three, you should encourage him or her to stop sucking his or her thumb. Allowing your youngster to continue sucking his or her thumb after the age of three may result in the issues listed above. Thumb sucking may become a habit for your youngster.

Make sure your youngster is adequately fed to assist him or her stop thumb sucking. Every time you see her/him sucking her thumb, try to warn her/him. Please like and share this post with your friends and family.

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