Here’s Illiana jumping for joy on Wells-Next-to-Sea beach in Norfolk on holiday last week.
Her mum wrote “She has been wearing her Thumbsie® thumb guards for ten days now and my husband and I are blown away with how successful they have been. I never thought it could be this easy. She hasn’t sucked her thumb since putting one on, despite being a prolific thumb sucker since she was 5 weeks old – she is now 5! I am so proud of her, especially as it took me until I was 11 to stop sucking mine! The transformation has been wonderful to watch, she is much more engaged in family life and seems much happier and more up for trying new things. We have a different child!
I will definitely be sharing this miracle cure with other families at school who have been struggling to get their children to stop thumb sucking.”
Best wishes Hannah
It’s important for children to stop thumb sucking. According to Rhea Haugseth, D.M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry “Long-term thumb sucking can interfere with the development of a child’s permanent teeth. It can change the shape and size of the palate, so they may need a retainer or braces that they may not have otherwise. Thumb suckers often develop “buck teeth” that stick out, teeth that don’t close properly (an open bite), or possibly a tongue thrust, which might result in a lisp.” for more information click here
Find out more about the problems with thumb sucking or check out more thumb sucking prevention success stories. Alternatively, see our gallery for photos of other children jumping for joy and enjoying wearing their Thumbsies to help them to stop thumb sucking.