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Best Business Women Awards

Best Business Women Awards 2017 Finalist

I was so very excited to hear that I had reached the finals of The Best Business Women Awards 2017. The awards are designed to recognise talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. These awards help to recognise the achievement of these women across a[...]
Give up Thumb Sucking

Give up Thumb Sucking in time to Start School

A lot of children stop sucking their thumbs naturally between the ages of two and four just on their own, without any help.  However, one in eight children is still sucking a thumb of finger between the ages of seven and eleven.  With most children starting school at the age of four, the need to give up thumb sucking in[...]
Stop child thumb sucking

Two fun in the sun competitions – great prizes to be won

Now that the school summer holidays are upon us we have two fun competitions for your children to enter whilst they are trying to give up thumb or finger sucking. We want to show children that stopping digit sucking can be fun and a positive experience. so let's have some fun in the sun this holiday. Your child can enter[...]
Four children in a Saudi school curb thumb sucking habits

Thumbsie® helps pupils in Saudi Arabia curb thumb sucking habits

We are a very small primary school in Saudi Arabia. 4 children (out of 17!) have either used or are still using the Thumbsie® thumb guards to help curb their thumb sucking habits. Our children have encouraged each other and parents have shared top tips to ensure good progress is made quickly. We cannot reccommend the Thumbsie® enough and I hope the short[...]
Best Children’s Business Thumbs

Thumbsie® voted Best Children’s Business in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017

Muddy Stilettos Awards celebrate the very best local businesses in Bucks & Oxon. Thumbsie® have been voted the Best Children’s Business in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017. The first round of the 2017 Awards are over but thank you to everyone who voted for us, every vote would have counted. We are now all on the edge of our seats as[...]
why buy from Thumbsie®

Thumbsie® launch a bespoke service on fabric guards

We have a vast array of fabrics available online and in five different sizes however, this will never cater for everyone need as we are all different. We have launched our bespoke service to ensure that we can satisfy all children’s requests, as we know children can be strong willed,  and also help the adult suckers to stop thumb and[...]
Finger sucking problem

How to stop children from finger sucking

Finger sucking is such an emotive subject and one that I can guarantee you everyone has an opinion on whether they have a child who sucks their fingers or not, even if they are not a parent themselves they will have an opinion. I met a mum the other day that said I wouldn’t let my daughter suck her fingers, she[...]
Jo Bates Thumbsie on BBC Radio Three counties

Thumbsie® thumb guards on the radio

On Saturday 27th May 2017 Nana Akua, presenter of the Saturday afternoon show on BBC Three Counties Radio, posted on the St Albans Business Facebook page “ I am looking for people to interview on my BBC Three Counties Radio show. Are you a local business that has been created out of adversity?” A kind lady of St Albans suggested[...]
children bad habits

Its not just thumb sucking that can be a bad habit

You’re not alone if you find your children's bad habits and behaviors worrying and somewhat annoying. It seems there are many that our children can choose from! When you decide you want to change an unwanted behavior or habit, it best to try and understand why your child is doing it in the first place. Often children's bad habits are just[...]
Thumb Sucking And Nail Biting

So thumb sucking and nail biting is OK!

According to the recent press, experts have revealed that thumb sucking and nail biting in young children may mean that they are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood, according to a new study that spanned three decades. It's a dilemma that I once faced and is faced by millions of parents worldwide – how do you stop your[...]
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