Thumb and finger sucking may be normal for very young children, and will generally stop around 2 and 4 years of age.
It isn’t always just a cute little habit. It can cause issues with jaw and facial development, teeth positioning and function of the muscles. It can impact a child’s posture, the growth of their airways and breathing. It can increase the need for future orthodontic treatment, and exacerbates problems with chewing, feeding behaviours and speech development.
We understand that this can be a confusing area for parents to navigate and we are here to help you as much as possible.