HELP! 7yr. old still sucks her fingers!
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|Thu, 08-28-2003 - 8:26pm|
My 7 yr. old dd still sucks her two middle fingers (ring and middle finger). She has been doing this since she was 3 and we made her stop using the binky (pacifier). Her fingers are now so deformed - they are actually bent and crooked and have a hard lump by the knuckle from the pressure of her teeth.
She sucks her fingers all the time - when she is tired - and I just do not know how to get her to stop. I am really worried that she is causing permanent damage to her fingers. I've tried the bad flavored stuff - she just sucks it off!! We've tried bandaids and holding on to stuffed animals but nothing replaces the calmness she gets from sucking on her fingers.
Should I consult with her doctor about this?
I appreciate any help or advice you can give me.