Welcome to The Thumbsucking Centre
Perth Western Australia
Stop Thumb Sucking With Our Program
If you’ve got a child who is a thumbsucker or a dummy sucker, I’m sure you are are looking at all options to help them kick the habit. Based in Perth, Western Australia, we are here to help you and your child achieve the goal of quitting. Most importantly, at The Thumbsucking Centre, we understand that it’s really hard when kids realise they are too old to be sucking their thumb or fingers, but just don’t know how to go about stopping.
If you are a parent of a child who continues to suck their finger, thumb or dummy, we’re sure you’ve tried lots of different strategies to stop the habit. For thumb sucking cessation, typical interventions include nail polish, band-aides, wearing socks or gloves on the hand or more invasively, a rake or guard device cemented in the mouth by the Paediatric Dentist or Orthodontist.
You may be attending speech therapy without making progress. Your child might not be chatting or communicating as much as other children because their thumb is always in the mouth. They might not be engaging in certain activities that require both hands because they love their thumb so much. Their teeth and jaws might be affected so they can’t eat properly.
Our Thumbsucking Centre Program engages the child who wants to stop the habit, empowering that child and motivating them through the program to success. We build confidence and give autonomy to the child, allowing them to control and overcome their thumb sucking. This also builds confidence in other areas of their lives.
We also take the pressure off Mum and Dad. This means you get to do all of the fun things and the Thumbsucking Centre handle the rules of the Thumbsucking program.
Typically, we would like your child to be over 5 years of age to engage and participate in our program. There are however, lots of interventions that we can assist with the younger child to get them ready to quit the thumb, finger or dummy habit in the future.