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Fun thumb & finger guards to help stop thumb sucking

Thumb Sucking

Like many parents, you may be concerned that your child sucks their thumb. You may have been told by the dentist or a friend that if they continue to suck their thumb, it may be harmful to their teeth.

Medical and child psychology experts assure us that thumb sucking and finger sucking is one of a range of natural infant reflexes. It may help them soothe themselves and for some children it can help them fall asleep.

If Easy to wear a thumbsie thumb guardyour child cannot stop sucking their thumb or fingers on their own by the ages of two to four, they may need some help.

I am not a medical expert, but I am a mum of three children and I too, was once looking for a solution to help my child. I have been making Thumbsies® fabric thumb guards and also finger guards for over three years now. In this time I have had many conversations with parents of habitual thumb suckers, so I hope that I can help.

Our Thumbsies® thumb guards are material thumb guards that are handmade and designed to fit over the thumb like a glove for the prevention of thumb sucking in children. They should be worn at all times, especially when thumb sucking is more likely to occur, for example when tired or bored.

We try to make our Thumbsies® thumb guards as soft, comfortable, and fun as possible, and therefore they are custom made using 100% cotton which comes in a variety of different patterns and colours. As they are made from cotton, they are very easy to care for and can be machine or hand washed when needed. We do suggest having three guards for each thumb that they suck so you can always have a clean one ready to pop on.

For more specific questions on any of our products, you might like to visit our FAQ page. It might also be worth you reading does wearing a Thumbsie really work as well as our Thumbsie® reviews.

In my experience, there are particular aspects of this habit that people want to discuss and understand more fully.

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Further articles to read:

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