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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[...]
Oral Health Foundation

Thumbsie ® gets Accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation

We are really excited to announce that we have received official Product Accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation.  Official accreditation from the Oral Health Foundation means that a product has been independently endorsed by experts following rigorous scrutiny and testing on each item, so people buying Thumbsies® can be confident of its quality and efficacy. The Oral Health Foundation recognises[...]
children's Face Masks

Thumbsie® produce fun fabric children’s face masks to help the national shortage  

COVID-19 seems to have turned the world upside down, and the unimaginable has become our reality.  As we wait to hear plans for a staged return to ‘normal’ life we are hearing more and more about the importance of face masks.  Face Masks are in short supply, and where on earth can you get a children’s face mask? We have[...]
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[...]
Thumbs up for summer

Thumbs up for Summer

Well done to everyone who wore their Thumbsie® in all the hot weather we have been having.  It has been a lovely end to the School holidays, but possibly a bit warm for a lot of thumb suckers in some parts of the UK. Hopefully, in the last couple of weeks, your thumb guard has been full of sand, covered[...]
Fairy and Wellies thumb sucking blog

A Fairy Outfit and Wellies

Children, in my experience, have a very strong opinion about what they will and won’t wear.  On a January day trip to a local bird sanctuary, my daughter, who was 2 at the time, insisted on wearing her fairy outfit on top of her duffle coat, and twinned it (as that fashion cliché goes) with her wellies and a wand. [...]
Rewarding Behaviour

Rewarding Behaviour

Everybody loves a treat, whether it’s a piece of cake after a run, an extra hour in bed or a glass of wine on a Friday night. We all like to be appreciated and receive recognition for our efforts….in short, to be rewarded. Giving up thumb, or finger sucking for a child who might have done so since birth, is[...]
Why reading with your child is more than just for fun….

Why Reading with Your Child is More Than Just for Fun….

Reading a book with your child often concludes a tiring day of caring for them. It is the moment when you’d rather reach for a glass of wine rather than a book you feel you must have read at least 200 times! You have just got them out of the bath (along with all the trauma that entails) and settled[...]
Thumb sucking book to stop thumb sucking

Win a Thumbsie® Book on World Book Day

We are so excited that Thumbsie® has launched its very own book ‘Thumbs Up for Ted’s Thumbsie’ that we are giving 5 away to help children to give up sucking.  The book is a gentle, positive tale which tells the story of Ted who wants to give up sucking his thumb before he starts school.  With the help of his[...]
Thumbsie thumb guards to stop thumb sucking

Thumbsie® thumb sucking book – an interview with the author

Writing a positive book to accompany the Thumbsie® products seemed like the perfect, child-friendly addition to this gentle thumb sucking solution.  We hope that a story will be a fun way that more children can learn that there is a solution to their thumb sucking problem, and feel encouraged to give up sucking as easily as Ted does in the[...]
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