Free UK First Class delivery on all orders of two or more guards

Free UK First Class delivery on all bundles

Made For Mums Silver Award for Innovation of the Year

thumbsie® Blog: Thumb Sucking

Keep up to date with our latest news and read our top tips to stop thumb and finger sucking

sucking your thumb

Let’s Talk About Sucking Your Thumb

Sucking your thumb is a common habit. Talking to your child about it can help them find ways of reducing and preventing thumb sucking. For many parents discussing thumb sucking with their child can be a tricky task. There are often concerns about the side effects, as well as the psychology behind it. After all, our children’s wellbeing is so[...]
Why do children thumb suck

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[...]
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[...]
children playing wearing Thumb sucking guards

What is a Thumb Sucking Guard?

If your child sucks their thumb or finger you might have tried lots of different ways to help them to give up.  The habit is a stubborn one, and one that can cause dental and oral problems if it persists.  The Thumbsie® thumb guard is a highly effective, gentle solution to giving up sucking….see our happy customer reviews to find[...]
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 by stopping sucking.  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[...]
Help your child to stop thumb sucking before starting school

Help your child to stop thumb sucking before starting school

Is your child starting ‘big school’ for the first time this September, and if so, are you prepared? Never mind the shiny new shoes, bright book bag and colour co-ordinating hair accessories... have you stocked up on tissues, bought some good coffee and got a friend on speed dial in case you need support leaving the playground after drop-off? Watching your[...]
Thumbsucking Habit

How to stop thumb sucking

Thumb and Finger sucking are totally natural for young children and babies. Children often suck their thumb or finger right from birth, or even before; it is a natural habit which can bring comfort, reassurance and relaxation. Most children give up sucking easily before starting school, but in some cases that doesn’t happen naturally.  Once adult teeth start to grow in,[...]
Problem with thumb sucking: teeth

The Problems with Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a natural source of comfort for children; sucking on thumbs, fingers and dummies makes babies and young children feel secure and happy, however there are associated problems with thumb sucking.  There are even images of babies sucking digits in the womb – perhaps your child is one of those!  The habit can also kick in when children are[...]
Prince Louis thumb sucker

Is Prince Louis a Thumb Sucker? He is Certainly No Dummy…

It was heartening, last weekend, to see the Duchess of Cambridge gently remove her son Louis’ thumb from his mouth as they watched the Trooping of the Colour flypast from the Buckingham Palace balcony.  She did what most mother’s do when they want their children to stop a habit – she distracted him.  He took his thumb out of his[...]
Bundles of Joy for Thumb or Finger Suckers

Bundles of Joy for Thumb or Finger Suckers

If you are lucky enough to be at home over half term, you may experience two things: One - you have more time with your children….which means... Two - you notice that persistent sucking habit more than usual. Have you decided (once again) that the thumb or finger sucking has to stop?  Are you ready for a new approach that[...]
Connect with us
thumbsie facebook logo thumbsie twitter logo thumbsie youtube logo thumbsie instagram logo