Originally Posted by mrsbornkuntry
It's been two weeks. DS willingly started wearing a glove on the hand with his "sucky thumb" and holding a stress ball (his idea) while he sleeps. Each morning he didn't suck his thumb he put a "T" on the calendar. He made it two weeks and got some new Skylanders characters today which he was super excited about. I don't think he's going to have any trouble making it the three months to get Skylanders Giants, it was definitely a good incentive and much cheaper than the device from the dentist
I just wanted to share my experience as a child. I didn't suck my thumb but was a blanket sucker (gross I know). My mom got me to stop when I was little by tucking me in and rubbing my back until I fell asleep. I never sucked unconsciously in the middle of the night so once I was asleep I was good. Also it was a great bonding experience. Still to this day a back run will put me right to sleep no matter how stressed I am.