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Thread: Dummies,buck teeth and word pronounciation??

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    Default Dummies,buck teeth and word pronounciation??

    My mum has pointed out to me that my son's teeth look to be a little buck (not really buck but a little protruding) and told me that it's from his dummy. I've also noticed that he pronounces some words with a little bit of a lisp. You reckon that all this has to do with the dummy?


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    DS was harder to understand when he had his dummy in his mouth, but once he took it out, I understood him fine?

    He gave up his dummy before he turned 3 (think he was about 2 months off or something like that), and he has no speech problems, and no buck teeth. So I dunno - in my situation, dummy didn't do anything to him.

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    S still has his dummy and is three and half. He speaks very clearly - always has - but does have a bit of a lisp, then so does his cousin, who's never used a dummy. I spoke to the CHN about his teeth and she said they look fine, they are a little uneven but she said that's more to do with how teeth grow and by the time he's four or five they even up.

    I sucked my thumb for years as a small child and never had to have braces, teeth are quite even (crooked on the bottom, but that's genetic, Mum and sister are exactly the same).

    We would love for S to give up his dummy but he just doesn't work with ultimatums or bargains. T gave hers up before she was 18 months... with S it just seems to be taking more time. He does have nights where he sleeps without it, though, and we praise him loads and make a big fuss. We're just hoping those nights will become more frequent and he'll slowly grow out of it.

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    Both of my children had dummy's and neither of them have teeth issues or lisps. I think DS was about 2 when he gave his up, DD was about 18 months. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere it was unrelated, will try and find the info.

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