Does your child suck? All four of mine had dummies at some point. It’s pretty common in fact. I got my kids to give up their dummies at different ages, besides one of my sons. He literally spat the dummy at 4 months old and wouldn’t have it anymore.
Statistics vary, but as many as between 75% and 95% of children will suck their thumbs, with the numbers going up when you add those who suck dummies/pacifiers or their fingers or toes.
While some children will give up thumbsucking, finger sucking or their dummies in their own time, most will need to be encouraged to quit this habit. Here are some tips for thumbsuckers to help them give up.