Well, we did it. We bought the bad tasting goop to put on Luke's thumb to help him stop sucking. He was in agreement. He wants to stop sucking his thumb, but finds it hard to stop on his own. "My thumb has a plan," he says when we remind him to take his thumb out of his mouth.
Yesterday he asked us to put some of the stuff on his thumb. So we did. And a few minutes later he forgot it was on there and started sucking. I said, "Doesn't it taste bad?" surprised that he didn't react immediately. I guess he didn't notice the bad taste until I reminded him that it should be there. And it didn't taste like salad. "Yuck. It tastes like hair!" I'm not exactly sure what hair tastes like, but if it is "yuck" then maybe we've found the solution.
No such luck. A few minutes later he was happily sucking his thumb as if the gross stuff wasn't even there. He didn't even notice the taste until he took his thumb out of his mouth. So, what's the solution to that? Never take your thumb out of your mouth, of course!
Looks like our solution may have backfired. I guess it's back to the salad plan.
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