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Dental Industry Awards Winner Innovation of the Year Thumbsie

Thumbsie® wins Innovation of the Year

Thumbsie® has done it again – another award is sitting proudly in our trophy cabinet!  This time our award is for Innovation of the Year in the Dentist Industry Awards, the flagship celebration of the UK dental industry.  Thumbsie® works closely with the dental industry offering a gentle solution to a problem which can cause damage to teeth and jaws. [...]
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Looking after your child’s teeth doesn’t have to suck!

Having a baby brings a mix of emotions including joy, excitement but also anxiety. Nowadays there is so much pressure on mums and dads to be the ‘perfect parent’ and often you find yourself subject to opinions and scrutiny from society to do the right thing, which can be confusing and stressful. An area people often like to share their[...]
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An Award we can really get our teeth into

No sooner is Thumbsie® back from winning Best Business Woman Award for Best Consumer or Retail Business, than it has been nominated for a prize in the Dental Industry Awards in association with British Dental Industry Association.  This time the category is ‘Innovation of the Year’ which recognises Thumbsie’s work with supporting the dental industry, offering a brilliant solution to[...]
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Happy Thumbsie Mondays on the BBC 

Word is getting around about our Best Business Woman Awards, especially since Jo Bates was invited to BBC Three Counties Radio to speak to Nana Akua about her award on her Happy Monday’s radio show. The radio show includes inspirational and motivational content to get the week off to a good start - and what better way to do that[...]
Winner Best Business Women Awards 2019

Because I’m Happy….(and a Winner)

Last Friday, saw the culmination of 6 years’ hard work finally pay off.  Third year lucky, Thumbsie® was finally named winner of the Best Consumer or Retail Business at the prestigious Best Business Women Awards.  As Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ blasted out across the room at the Tower Hotel London, I found myself on stage clasping my national award and hardly[...]
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Small Business – Big Award

Thumbsie® is onto a winner again.  For the third year running, Thumbsie® has been selected as a finalist in the Best Business Women Awards.  This year the company, which helps children to stop sucking their fingers or thumbs, has been put forward for the Best Business and Best Retail/Consumer product in the UK. Founded in 2015 by multi-award winning entrepreneur[...]
Thumbs up for summer

Thumbs up for Summer

Well done to everyone who wore their Thumbsie® in all the hot weather we have been having.  It has been a lovely end to the School holidays, but possibly a bit warm for a lot of thumb suckers in some parts of the UK. Hopefully, in the last couple of weeks, your thumb guard has been full of sand, covered[...]
Help your child to stop thumb sucking before starting school

Help your child to stop thumb sucking before starting school

Is your child starting ‘big school’ for the first time this September, and if so, are you prepared? Never mind the shiny new shoes, bright book bag and colour co-ordinating hair accessories... have you stocked up on tissues, bought some good coffee and got a friend on speed dial in case you need support leaving the playground after drop-off? Watching your[...]
Child sleeping whilst sucking her thumb

How to stop thumb sucking

Thumb and Finger sucking are totally natural for young children. Children often suck their thumb or finger right from birth, or even before; it is a natural habit which can bring comfort, reassurance and relaxation. Most children give up sucking easily before starting school, but in some cases that doesn’t happen naturally.  Once adult teeth start to grow in, thumb or[...]
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Thumb Shaped Teeth at 18 months!

I always thought I would be waiting until 4 or 5, but after her 3 and a half year old dental check Aurelia was really interested in stopping sucking. "My daughter, Aurelia, sucked her thumb from 10 weeks old. Even at her first dental check, at 18 months, her “thumb-shaped teeth” were pointed out to me. However, I wanted to[...]
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