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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[...]
HOW TO HAVE A GREAT CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY DURING LOCKDOWN

How to have a great children’s birthday during lockdown

Normally the Spring party season is a fun time when children can start to play out of doors and you are left with fewer jelly stains to remove from the carpet inside.  However, this year with children’s birthday celebrations being held in lockdown, there may not even be an option for some children to go outside, and they definitely won’t[...]
Thumbsie®’s ideas for having fun whilst in isolation

Thumbsie®’s ideas for having fun whilst in isolation

We are all living in unprecedented times, in a situation we never thought imaginable.  COVID-19 has brought us to a place that is challenging us all in so many ways, not least those of us with young children to entertain whilst in isolation. I feel lucky in so many ways, that I have my family with me, we have enough[...]
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[...]
Tips for establishing a bedtime routine

Tips for establishing a bedtime routine

It’s Friday night, there is a gin and tonic with your name on it in the kitchen, you can hear the bubbles popping and the ice melting.  Only one thing stands between you and that gin, your reward for bargaining with, cleaning up after, feeding, entertaining and educating your child all week - and that is getting that child to[...]
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[...]
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