Banish the thumb-sucking!

Years ago we worked tirelessly to keep Bean from sucking on her fingers. 2 kids later Bruiser is almost out of that stage, but when he’s teething the fingers go instantly to his mouth. I know it’s because he’s teething, but I also know that his grimy little hands pick up all sorts of micro-organisms (and macro ones too). And then they end up in his mouth. Ewww…

Today his preschool teacher taught me a trick. A very simple trick. Band-aids. As in, when he’s in that finger sucking mood and I want his grungy little hands out of his mouth, wrap a band-aid around the finger he most likes!

Goodness. Why didn’t someone tell me that 4 years ago? How about you? did you learn something new today?

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