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Nine years of helping children to stop sucking

Nine years of helping children to stop sucking

By Jo Bates, our founder Time really does fly. It seems just like yesterday that Thumbsie was started at my daughter's school gates. But, incredibly, last month Thumbsie® celebrated its ninth birthday. Thats nine years of helping children to stop sucking their thumbs and fingers. Like all products, Thumbsie® started as an idea. My daughter, Izzy, was struggling with a[...]
help bring our bees back

Buy a Thumbsie® to help bring our bees back!

Say it quietly, but it seems like spring might finally be on the way. And to celebrate, Thumbsie® are running a special offer throughout the whole month of March. For every order of two or more Thumbsie® thumb or finger guards, you will receive a pack of wildflower seed bombs which you can plant, tend and watch grow with your[...]
Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh Awards, making a difference

by Jo Bates, our founder After an incredibly tough two years, many of us are now delighted to meet-up with friends, volunteer and even learn a new skill. Of course, things have been especially difficult for children, so many of whom have had their education and social development disrupted. At Thumbsie, we are always eager to promote all aspects of[...]
Thumbsie®: doing our bit for the environment

Thumbsie®: doing our bit for the environment

Thumbsie® is a family business with a conscience. Not only are we committed to helping children stop thumb sucking, but we also want to achieve that goal in a sustainable, environmentally friendly way. That's why we are proud to announce that we have changed all our packaging for 2022. As a community-minded business, we have always been keen to "do[...]
Stop sucking your thumb for the New Year

Stop sucking your thumb for the New Year

So, it’s that time of year again: the time of reflecting on what’s gone and planning for what’s to come. Many mums and dads come to us because they want their child to give up thumb sucking for the New Year. Could 2022 be the year your child finally stops sucking their thumb? With the use of a Thumbsie®, the[...]
how to measure a thumb guard for kids

How to choose the correct thumb guard for your child

Choosing the correct Thumbsie® can be difficult. Our "how to" guide will help you make the perfect thumb guard choice. At Thumbsie®, we are proud to provide a wide range of thumb guard choices in different sizes and materials. While choice can be a great thing, we know it can also be overwhelming! So, how to choose the perfect thumb[...]
Jo Bates celebrating 8 years of thumb sucking success

8 years of thumb sucking success

Join us as we go on a trip down memory lane and celebrate eight years of helping children stop thumb sucking and thumb sucking success. All of us at Thumbsie® are delighted to celebrate our eighth birthday! It's been a long journey, but we are so proud to look back on all we have achieved. And we know there's lots more[...]
Reward chart for breaking 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[...]
Thumbsie showing certificate for Oral Health Foundation Approval

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 OHF 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 Thumbsie® as[...]
Children's Face Mask

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[...]
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