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Oral Health Foundation

Thumbsie ® gets Accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation

We are really excited to announce that we have received official Product Accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation.  Official accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation means that a product has been independently endorsed by experts following rigorous scrutiny and testing on each item, so people buying Thumbsies® can be confident of its quality and efficacy. The Oral Health Foundation recognises[...]
children's Face Masks

Thumbsie® produce fun fabric children’s face masks to help the national shortage  

COVID-19 seems to have turned the world upside down, and the unimaginable has become our reality.  As we wait to hear plans for a staged return to ‘normal’ life we are hearing more and more about the importance of face masks.  Face Masks are in short supply, and where on earth can you get a children’s face mask? We have[...]
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Scarlett stops sucking her thumb in weeks

‘Scarlett’s now free of thumb sucking; she managed to stop sucking her thumb in weeks! I accidentally stumbled upon a Thumbsie® and I’m delighted we did! We bought three Thumbsies® in November 2019. After only a few weeks she managed to stop sucking her thumb in the day.  The next stage, after Christmas, was night time sleep. Scarlett’s now waiting[...]
HOW TO HAVE A GREAT CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY DURING LOCKDOWN

How to have a great children’s birthday during lockdown

Normally the Spring party season is a fun time when children can start to play out of doors and you are left with fewer jelly stains to remove from the carpet inside.  However, this year with children’s birthday celebrations being held in lockdown, there may not even be an option for some children to go outside, and they definitely won’t[...]
National Smile Month

Securing healthier smiles with Thumbsie®

The nation’s biggest and best campaign to promote great oral hygiene and a healthy smile is back! But this year is a little different. The Oral Health Foundation is proud to be joining forces with Thumbsie® to help children across the country achieve great oral health. We know that the importance of children’s teeth cannot be understated. Establishing a good[...]

Thumbsie® transformed her smile

Daisy was born sucking her fingers and when her adult teeth came through at the age of 7, she was faced with dental intervention to correct an open bite.  An open bite is formed when the front teeth don’t meet because of prolonged or vigorous thumb or finger sucking which creates a gap between the top and bottom teeth. Daisy’s mum[...]
Thumbsie®’s ideas for having fun whilst in isolation

Thumbsie®’s ideas for having fun whilst in isolation

We are all living in unprecedented times, in a situation we never thought imaginable.  COVID-19 has brought us to a place that is challenging us all in so many ways, not least those of us with young children to entertain whilst in isolation. I feel lucky in so many ways, that I have my family with me, we have enough[...]
Connie is a Big Thumb Sucker for a Little Girl

Connie is a Big Thumb Sucker for a Little Girl

‘Connie was a big thumb sucker until the age of 4. On her fourth birthday she stopped sucking her thumb during the day and we were so proud of her. However, she just couldn't stop her thumb sneaking back into her mouth at night when she was asleep – she had become a night time thumb sucker! We tried putting[...]
Thumb Sucking Glove

What is a thumb sucking glove?

Do you have a child that sucks their thumb? Do they want to stop but simply can’t? Have you heard of a thumb sucking glove? There are many other solutions to stopping sucking such as, nasty tasting nail polish, wrapping plasters around thumbs, shouting, cutting the fingers off gloves to wear and other creative ways – perhaps you have tried[...]
Two weeks to stop thumb sucking from birth

Two weeks to stop thumb sucking from birth

Oskar has been thumb sucking since birth. He normally sucked it when he was tired or going to sleep at night. I purchased a Thumbsie® as another mum recommended it to stop a child from sucking their thumb.  Our family dentist had also said that Oscar's sucking had started to affect his teeth. After a week of wearing his Thumbsie®[...]
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