Thumb sucking is a behavior that occurs in many children at a very young age. The reasons can vary from hunger, comfort, pleasure and safety. Many get out of this habit in a short time, while parents need to help others to break this habit.

If the child is able to continue thumb sucking, dental problems will arise. Therefore it must be stopped. Here are some ways parents can help your child stop thumb sucking:

1. Awareness – Tell him about the effect on your teeth and this is not good social behavior either. This explained to them that he had done something wrong.

2. Use a thumb guard – A thumb guard is a simple glove that only protects the thumb and does not allow the child to suckle. Encourage the child to wear the thumb guard until the habit is abandoned.

3. Attention – It is often seen that the child demands attention and thumb sucking becomes a habit. Pay more attention to the child and in the end the child will be free from this habit.

4. Respect for Children – Evaluating and rewarding children for not sucking their thumbs can be a motivating factor in children's refusal to suck their thumbs.

5. Distraction – Thumb sucking is unconscious behavior so that the child does not notice that they are sucking the thumb. If you notice your thumb sucking, distract the child by doing activities using both hands.

6. Peer pressure – Let your child play with other children who don't suck their fingers and help the child break this habit. Peer pressure is a strong motivational factor that can help you to help your child.