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All Thumbsie® fabric guards are handmade and as such variations can occur although all our seamstresses work to a sizing template. All efforts are made to represent colours accurately, but please note that colours may not match exactly on your computer monitor. We recommend replacing you Thumbsie® fabric guards every 6-8 weeks.
Thumbsie® finger and thumb guards are made from polycotton, cotton or poplin cotton and the inside branded fabric is cotton fine warp satin. The fabric is deliberately not washed before it is sewn into a guard. Thumbsie® finger and thumb guards are made in a smoke and pet free environment, we are also mindful of allergies and take care whilst making the guards however we strongly recommend washing all fabric guards before use, especially if the child has a known allergy. Make sure you are happy with the size and fit before washing.
Whilst we have a great success record and great Google reviews, please note that some children do take longer to break the habit than others and there are no guarantees of success using these fabric guards. Please note that the guards are secured with velcro.
We advise that a child under the age of 36 months is not left unsupervised wearing a Thumbsie® fabric guard. We do not recommend Thumbsie® fabric guards under the age of 3. Children are the responsibility of the parent or carer. If the guard strap is too loose and flapping then please get in touch as the Velcro® could scratch. If the fabric guard starts to fray after use it’s probably time to get a new one so that small pieces of fabric are not coming away. If in the unlikely situation the Velcro® stitching comes away, then it is recommended that they are not worn and replaced. If its been less than 8 weeks since you purchased then please do get in touch.
Please ensure that the velcro fits well and that there are no sharp edges when it is secured around the wrist. The guard should fit comfortably around the wrist. If you think they are the wrong size, DO NOT WASH OR WEAR THEM as we will not be able to exchange if they are not in a saleable condition. If you need to exchange please see below. If you are happy with your purchase then please wash the items before use. We take great care whilst making your thumb and finger guards but we do recommend pre-washing especially if your child has known allergies.
It is important to get a good fit, so please take care when measuring. There are no left and right, a Thumbsies® thumb guard can fit either hand, make sure you order enough guards for each hand that they suck. A Thumbsies® finger guard will fit either hand and will fit the middle two fingers (middle and ring or middle and index). If you are unsure please give us a call on 07766836261.
We strongly recommend that your child wears a Thumbsies® at all times. They are made of cotton and can be washed at a low temperature. We recommend that you buy 2 or 3 Thumbsies® for each thumb that they suck. This way you can always have a clean one ready to put on when one is dirty.
Thumbsie® is a family business with a conscience. Not only are we committed to helping children stop thumb sucking, but we also want to achieve that goal in as a sustainable, environmentally friendly way that we can. We use recyclable instruction cards, clear biogradable packing bags and Green Bio Mailing Bags made from 100% recycled material for industrial composting
We do hope that you will reuse and recycle whenever you can.
To comply with the German Packaging Act, VerpackG, all shops who sell to buyers in Germany are required to register with the LUCID Packaging Register. Our licence identification number is DE3466096934138.
To comply with French packaging laws our France Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) registration number is FR269911_01EAAM
If you purchase from our website for delivery outside the United Kingdom, your purchase may be subject to import duties and taxes applied by the destination country. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes, we are not liable for any failure by you to pay them. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for more information.
We deliver Worldwide.
If your shipping address is in Dubai, then we will need a PO BOX Number in order to post it.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
Please try on your thumb or finger guard as soon as you can to ensure you are happy with the sizing and comfort. Please ensure that the velcro fits well and that there are no sharp edges when it is secured around the wrist. The guard should fit comfortably around the wrist. If you need to exchange please see below. If you are happy with your purchase then please wash the items before use. The guards are made from polycotton, cotton or poplin cotton and the inside branded fabric is cotton fine warp satin. We take great care whilst making your thumb and finger guards but we do recommend pre-washing especially if your child has known allergies. Wash on a 30-degree delicate setting or hand wash; use a low temperature if tumble drying and a standard iron setting.
If you have made a mistake and ordered the wrong size, don’t worry just drop us an email on [email protected] and we will happily send the correct size when we receive the other back. PLEASE DO NOT WEAR OR WASH THE FABRIC GUARD as we will not be able to exchange it. Please return your order in its original packaging. You will be responsible for the postage of the return and may well be charged for the correct order to be sent. Please note that Custom charges may apply if you are retuning them from outside the UK, and that you will be responsible for paying the charges. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
All entries submitted to our #lovemythumbsie photo gallery will be entered into a free draw to win a £25 Amazon voucher (or voucher of your chose provided we are able to purchase it in the UK). The deadline for each monthly draw will be midnight on the last day of the month. All photos may be used on social media and Thumbsie® websites. The winner will be notified by email.
The Thumb Guard sold under the THUMBSIE trademark is protected by UK Registered Design Number 4030257.
Thumbsie® is a registered trademark for thumb and finger guards for children and protected by UK Registered Number UK00003016495.
Thumbsie Ltd is registered in England and Wales under Company Number 10439669 and our registered office address is 11 Manor Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6H. Telephone number 07766836261.
VAT number 285 9438 48
Multi-award winning Thumbsie® was created from a real need when Jo Bates’s, founder Thumbsie Ltd, third daughter Isabel needed help to stop thumb sucking!