22 September, 2008

Thumbuster update!

I know it has been a while since I have updated you on our progress using the Thumbuster for our thumb sucking drama! I was reminded last Sunday that I hadn't
updated anyone so here goes!!
The thumbuster has been retired. In the beginning, we were very excited about it. It really worked wonders. She willfully wore it everywhere. It was the reminder that she needed.
Cute pink color
fits all thumb sizes
Lycra material
attaches by velcro (easy to remove)
velcro became worn and wouldn't attach
if it got wet, she wouldn't wear it
I would not suggest this item for anyone who has a child that can take it off by themselves and can't be bribed to keep it on. The child HAS to want to use it. We may try and replace the velcro so she can wear it again. She wore it everywhere all the time which accounts for the wear and tear on it! If a child only wore it at night, the wear would be minimal!
(we tried to pin it together, but the pin got annoying!)
When she wore it, it was a miracle. When it is off, her thumb is right back where it was.
It was a very small investment for us , and was worth the try! I can't say it has failed, just set us back a bit due to the state it is currently in.
For now, it is back to the bandaids! She has been doing a great job and is trying really hard. Habits are hard to break no matter what they are.
We will continue to help her the best we can.

1 Comment:

  1. Lori said...
    thumb sucking is such a hard habit to break. good luck with that.

    thank you for visiting my blog

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