Thumb sucking and how to stop a childThumb sucking is a natural reflex for most babies and often very difficult to curb especially when you nip it in the bud.

In Nigeria, most parents swear by tying bitter leaf applied to a baby’s hands.

Others claim that wrapping the child’s thumb with a bandage or plaster can stop thumb sucking.
On our Instagram page, some Nigerian mums shared some of their best known tips when it comes to stopping a child from sucking his thumb.

Image of child learning to write. Learning disability and thumb sucking.Have your read our article on How to know if your child has learning disabilities

Meanwhile, have you ever heard of ‘Malia Stop‘?

Well, some Nigerian mums claim it is the best antidote against this finger sucking in children?

Check out the post below to see relevant tips to help with thumb sucking.