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Coeliac Disease in Children

Coeliac disease is often talked about, but what exactly is it? And how can it impact children? What is coeliac disease? Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where the body cannot process gluten and so the immune system starts to attack its own tissues. This can cause damage to your gut and lead to a range of symptoms including bloating,[...]
Jo celebrating 11 years of Thumbsie

Celebrating 11 years

This month Thumbsie® celebrates our eleventh birthday – and what a year it has been. Over the last twelve months we've won six awards and been shortlisted for a number of others. One particular highlight was winning in the Maker and Creator Entrepreneur category at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. We also picked up a number of wins at the[...]
Thumbsie Skin Balm

Thumbsie® launches a solution for sore thumbs

We are thrilled to announce that we are launching a new sustainably sourced product to help heal sore thumbs. (and fingers and lips) especially designed for Thumbsie®. For some time, we've heard from parents who are worried about the impact of thumb sucking on skin. We especially know that parents are concerned about thumbs becoming sore and cracked and not[...]
Girl sucking her thumb

Breaking the Thumb Sucking Habit: A Path to Better Dental Health for Kids

Discover effective strategies to stop the thumb-sucking habit to promote better dental health for kids. Essential tips for parents to ensure a healthy smile! Breaking the thumb-sucking habit in children is crucial for dental health. It involves understanding the reasons behind the habit, providing alternative comforts, and seeking professional advice if needed. Introduction Thumb sucking doesn't have to be a[...]
10 year old girl wearing matching flower thumb sucking gloves

The Role of Thumb Guards in Maintaining Oral Care for Children

Explore the crucial role of thumb guards in maintaining oral care for children. Discover how they help promote dental health and prevent oral issues. Thumb guards are essential in children's oral care as they prevent thumb sucking, a habit that can lead to dental misalignment and other oral health issues. Introduction Good oral health for children is vital. It really[...]
Back to school thumb guards

Back to school thumb guard tips

Explore the effectiveness of back-to-school thumb guards in curbing thumb-sucking habits among children. Learn practical strategies to support your child's oral development. Thumb guards are essential tools to help children break the habit of thumb-sucking when going back to school. This quick guide explores the impact of thumb-sucking on oral development, introduces the effectiveness of thumb guards, and provides practical[...]
dentist examining boys teeth close up

New Year’s Resolutions for Kids’ Dental Health

Discover the best New Year’s resolutions for your child's dental health. Learn how to keep their smiles bright and healthy in the coming year. As a parent, it's crucial to set your kids' dental health resolutions for the New Year to ensure their smiles stay bright and healthy. In this article, we'll explore some simple yet effective goals to keep[...]
Thumbsie winning an award Great British Entrepreneur

Jo triumphs at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Our amazing founder, Jo, has followed in the footsteps of leading figures from the business world by winning an award at the prestigious Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Jo was crowned Maker & Creator Entrepreneur of the Year for the South East at a glittering event at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. And these are not just any awards, they’re often[...]
British Made Awards 2023

Thumbsie® recognised by British Made Awards  

By Jo Bates, founder of Thumbsie® As some of you may know, I founded Thumbsie® 10 years ago, and it has been a thrilling journey. It all started at my daughter's school gates. I knew that thumb sucking had become a problem for her, and I came to realise that there was a market out there for a fun, cost-effective[...]
Jo, founder of Thumbsie with her award for innovation

Thumbsie® win innovation award

At Thumbsie® we pride ourselves on being innovative – and it seems others agree. It's just been announced that we've won a prize for innovation at a leading enterprise award. Go us! That's right, we are proud to announce that we won Most Innovative Children's Handmade Dental Health Product at the Southern Enterprise Awards. These awards receive over 68,000 total[...]
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