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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[...]
Thumbs up for Teds Thumbsie

Thumbs up for Thumbsie®

Here's a great review from a mum who both Thumbsie®  thumb guards, our book - Thumbs Up For Ted's Thumbsie and a reward chart pack. "I would highly recommend Thumbsie’s for anyone trying to stop their child from sucking their thumb, we are so pleased with the results we have had....Polly is nearly 4 years old and has been sucking her[...]
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We took a leap of faith with Thumbsie

"Livvy was an avid thumb sucker from three weeks old. We thought it was cute and were pleased she could self-sooth from an early age! As she got older we realised her thumb sucking was becoming more of an issue, especially as her thumb was frequently in during the day when she was speaking or colouring/ learning to write letters[...]
Spreading the Thumbsie® Magic

Spreading the Thumbsie® Magic

“I am totally shocked that after only 2 weeks my 7-year-old daughter has stopped sucking her thumb.” The words of delighted mum, Lowri whose daughter, Ellie’s thumb sucking habit was so strong, she thought she would never be able to break it. Ellie sucked her thumb at every opportunity, even though her latest school concert, which her mum recalls, she didn’t[...]
Sucking Siblings who Stopped Together

Sucking Siblings who Stopped Together

“The whole thumb sucking thing has been a major battle for many years in our house…..” Sound familiar? Take heart and find out how this amazing brother and sister managed to stop sucking at the same time….and in only 3 weeks. Thomas (11) and Emily (8) have sucked their thumbs since they were babies, Thomas since birth. After much persuasion[...]
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A sprinkle of Unicorn magic to help stop sucking

Natalie, a five-year-old former thumb sucker chose her beloved Unicorns to help her stop thumb sucking, which she did in just 2 weeks! In legend, it is said that a Unicorn horn contains special powers, but because the beautiful beasts don’t tend to be that easy to find, Thumbsie® has taken some of their magic and put it into a[...]
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Nothing else worked to help her stop thumb sucking!

It was coming up for Aurora’s 5th birthday and we really wanted to help her stop sucking her thumb. We had tried in the past to get her to stop sucking including different types of nail polish, nagging and even bribery – nothing else worked! She had been sucking her thumb since she stopped breastfeeding at 9 months and at[...]
stopped sucking thumb in one month

Ella stopped sucking her thumb in just one month!

Ella is will be turning 5 in August, and has been a thumb sucker for as long as I can remember when tired or when going to bed to get herself off to sleep! She happily chose the Panda design thumb guard and was excited when the parcel arrived.  That night we put the Thumbsie on with anticipation, and to[...]
girl stopped sucking both thumbs

Josie stopped sucking both thumbs!

Josie's mum Rachel dropped me a line to explain how her daughter had given up sucking both her thumbs in just 6 weeks and how delighted she was that she had found Thumbsie® on the internet when looking for a solution. In Josie's situation, being a thumb sucking day and night we would recommend 3 Thumbsies® for both thumbs. We have some great[...]
“I stopped sucking my thumb!” – Lewis’s success story

“I stopped sucking my thumb!” – Lewis’s success story

Here's a lovely success story about a little boy named Lewis who stopped sucking with the help of a Thumbsie® thumb guard. His dad, David tells us his story. Lewis mainly sucked his thumb at night to go to sleep, he always woke up in the morning with his thumb in his mouth. We had tried the nasty tasting nail polish,[...]
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