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A Healthy Smile for Life

A Healthy Smile for Life

While a healthy smile for life may sound a bit cliché, it is very achievable. Many parents have negative memories of dental treatment and want to ensure their children don’t need to experience fillings, never mind tooth extractionGrowing Smiles offer us some tips and advice for a healthy mouth, healthy teeth and a healthy smile. Children who suck their thumb[...]
Stop thumb sucking girl #lovemythumbsie

Mama Mia! What a success story!

We were so excited to hear about three-year-old Mia’s incredible success story that we just had to share it.  We really hope that it encourages even the most stubborn of suckers to give up, Mia has shown us how easy and painless it can be. Thumb sucking is all about habits and the Thumbsie® is a gentle and effective way[...]
Noah Evans 5 years stopped finger sucking #lovemythumbsie

New Year has brought success to so many former thumb suckers!

We have been overwhelmed (in a delighted way) by your success stories already in 2020 and just wanted to shout about your brilliant former suckers so that everyone knows. We are so grateful to all those who have shared their success stories and we really hope that these brilliant children inspire yet more to stop sucking……as you all say, it[...]
Ditch the dummy

Ditch the Dummy

Dummies have their place. Similarly, to thumb sucking, they are useful to soothe newborn babies, reduce pain, stabalise heart rates and organise movements. There is some evidence to suggest they reduce the risk of SIDS in the first months of life. During the first year babies muscle movement explode in their strength and complexity. They gradually become more precise and[...]
3 year old no more thumb sucking

Stopping Sucking – A New Year’s Resolution you can keep?

The start of a New Year, a new decade no less, is the perfect opportunity to make a change.  But unlike our promised gym regime or diet, the resolution to stop sucking can last long beyond January 2020. Habits are quite often unconscious and that is why they are hard to break and thumb sucking is a very natural reflex[...]
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#lovemythumbsie and be in with a chance of winning £25 in Amazon vouchers

At Thumbsie® we are all about reward and encouragement with our gentle solution to thumb sucking.  We like nothing more than hearing your great stories about how your child gave up sucking….and if those come with a picture, it really brings that story to life.  It’s wonderful to see our colourful Thumbsies® all over the country doing their job of[...]
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[...]
Interview on Happy Mondays BBC3CR

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[...]
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