Fun thumb & finger guards to help stop thumb sucking

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How I Stopped My Toddler Thumb Sucking

My name is Jo, I am a mother of three daughters. Thumbsie® was created from a real need that presented itself when Isabel, my third daughter, tried to give up thumb sucking.

We took Isabel’s dummy away at the age of 3 and thought that she would be fine and no longer need to suck, just as her sisters had done – but unfortunately she started to thumb suck instead and it became a real habit!
We had considered all the other products out there: nasty tasting nail polish, plasters and even the expensive plastic thumb guards but none of them appealed.

I created a fabric thumb sucking glove from some fabric that Isabel chose. This was the only thing that worked for Isabel and our lives have all been happier since.

Within three weeks she had managed to stop thumb sucking during the day and two weeks later was ready to go to bed without wearing them. Let’s hope that like Isabel, they help more children.

I felt that if I was having problems finding a kind, positive UK solution than maybe other parents were too so I launched Thumbsie® dedicated to helping children to stop thumb and finger sucking in a positive way.

Isabel’s Story

You can read more about Isabel’s thumb sucking habit and find out how you can prevent the problems with thumb sucking on our website! Please take a look at our online shop for fabric thumb guards and finger guards to choose your size and patterns.

And if your child has benefited from a Thumbsie®, why not submit your own Thumbsie review?

Thumbsie® gets recognised in National Awards

We are really proud that Thumbsie has been recognised in several National Awards. You can read more about our success.

Thumbsie® begins a new chapter with its own story book to help stop sucking

Thumbsie® is all about making children happy.  It’s a gentle, effective and fun method of giving up thumb sucking, which offers support, reward and success.  We wanted to help children even further understand that it can be fun and easy,  so we came up with the idea of writing a positive story book that can be read to the children.  It’s called Thumbs Up For Ted’s Thumbsie and is available online.