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Why Do Children Suck their Thumbs

Why Do Children Suck Their Thumbs?

Why do children suck their thumbs? It's a question many parents have asked over the years. Our blog explains that thumb sucking is a natural reflex with both physiological and physical factors. We all know that parenting is a difficult job, and it is natural to have concerns about our child's development and growth. One of the most common concerns[...]
coping with change

Helping children cope with change and anxiety

There has been a lot of change this year, and in this post we offer tips on how to help children cope with change and anxiety.  We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed by change – adults and children alike. As parents, one of our most difficult and important challenges is teaching our children how to cope with change.[...]
Managing anxiety

10 tips for managing anxiety about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Managing anxiety through a pandemic is hard for adults; the uncertainty, the fear, the economic fallout, the lack of human contact and particularly with those we love but can’t see are all creating a lot of stress in our lives.  So how do we help a child with anxiety when we are struggling too? Thumbsie® has put together a list[...]
Best product

Thumbsie® crowned ‘Best Product’ in the Family Network Awards

We are delighted that Thumbsie® has yet another accolade to add to its growing trophy collection.  Our thumb sucking solution has been named ‘Best Product’ in the Family Network Awards 2020.  The Family Network is a dynamic, business community created to support and encourage entrepreneurs. It is especially focused on offering opportunities for mums, dads and families who work for[...]
Thumbsie® Finalists in Best Business Women Awards

Thumbsie® Finalists in Best Business Women Awards For the Fourth Year running!

We have made the finals of the Best Business Women Awards again! Having won the Best Consumer or Retail Business in 2019 we are really hoping that we can repeat our success. The Best Business Women Awards are specifically for female business owners who are making a real impact for their clients which we love to do at Thumbsie®.  The nominees have[...]
Exponential growth for Thumbsie®

Exponential growth put Thumbsie® on the Chamber of Commerce Awards short list

Since the COVID 19 pandemic began Thumbsie® has tripled its work force, adapted its business model and has been working around the clock to meet the demands of its customers for children’s fabric face masks.  The company has turned out 320 orders per week in comparison with a normal output of 112 following a huge surge in loyal customer demand[...]
break the thumb sucking habit

Rewards helped Poppy to break the thumb sucking habit in just 14 days!

With Thumbsie® it’s all about reward and we believe that the best and quickest way to help your child to stop thumb sucking is to encourage and praise.  That’s exactly how Poppy, aged 5, managed to break the thumb sucking habit in just a couple of weeks, with the help of her mum and some magical unicorns. Elly, Poppy’s mum[...]
Fun Face Mask

Thumbsie® Fun Face Mask Photo Competition

Face masks are really making news this week, as the government announces yet more detail of when and where to wear face coverings.  At Thumbsie® we have been working really hard to make fun face masks to bring a bit of cheer and reassurance in a very difficult period in all our lives.  Our fabric face masks have been selling[...]
Children's Face Mask

Face Coverings – Where are we supposed to wear face masks?

UPDATE: Face coverings will be mandatory in additional enclosed public spaces from Friday 24 July – including shops, supermarkets, shopping centres and transport hubs. They must also be worn in banks, building societies and post offices. At the time of writing the advice on wearing face masks or face coverings is confusing.  There are different rules for the 4 different countries of[...]
small awards finalist

The Small Awards

Once again Thumbsie® has been recognised by The Small Awards, this time in the Digital Star category for it's unique thumb and finger sucking soltuion.   The awards, organised by Small Business Britain, celebrate the 5.8 million small businesses in the UK and this year the spotlight is on the sector’s crucial role in helping the country through the pandemic[...]
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