Kalena and Will went to the dentist last Friday (way, WAY longer than 6 months after their last appointment. WHOOPS.) Anyway, things look good. No cavities and they complimented us on good dental habits (we brush their teeth, then let them do it.)
HOWEVER. The dentist recommended we get Will to stop sucking his finger. Right now he’s at a high risk of needing braces as a result. We knew he’d need to stop eventually, but we didn’t really think it’d be a big deal to get him to stop. We just didn’t think he was doing it all that much. HA. Now that we’ve been watching and trying to remind him to take his finger out of his mouth? We’ve seen that he does it All. The. Time. WAY more than I thought he was. And it’s pretty apparent that he really doesn’t want to stop. He was open to the suggestions for the first couple days, but that wore off. In the last couple days these are his responses when I remind him to take his finger out of his mouth:
“I’m just getting the germs off it.”
“You not talk at me!”
“I not want to.”
And the best one:
“I’m not!” (Not sucking on his finger. Said while sucking on it.)
The dentist recommended we put Desitin on his finger to make it taste bad, but I’m not sure I want to go that route just yet. So. Anybody have any great tips to get him to stop?