breaking habits

Thumbsucking Risks Outweigh Benefits

Thumbsucking Risks Outweigh Benefits

Thumbsucking emerges in infancy, but the habit may start even earlier.  Many babies have been sucking already for multiple months before they even leave the womb.  By the time they have grown to age 3 or 4 when it's time to stop the habit, kids' thumbs travel a well-worn path to their mouth, a pathway so familiar that most ardent thumbsuckers aren't even aware when or if their thumb is in their mouth.