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Thumbsie® shortlisted for top international design award

All of us at Thumbsie® are delighted to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Junior Design Awards 2022. These global awards will take place in September, and we are thrilled to announce we will be in the Best Innovative Product Design category. The Junior Design Awards, run by magazine Junior, are considered one of the most respected awards within the family[...]
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Thumb Sucking Statistics (2022)

In this blog, Thumbsie® provide a detailed analysis of thumb sucking and highlight a range of key statistics from organisations such as the British Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, the Mayo Clinic and Colgate. If you're reading this, the chances are that you're concerned about your child's thumb sucking. You probably have lots of questions: Is thumb sucking bad?[...]
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Should I Purchase a Thumb Sucking Guard for My Child?

A Thumbsie® thumb-sucking guard is a great way to help your child stop putting thumbs in their mouth, helping ensure teeth grow properly. When a child sucks their thumb, parents can experience a range of different emotions. There can be frustration, anxiety and worry. Above all, mums and dads are often concerned about how to break their child’s habit. While there[...]
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Is a thumb sucking guard needed?

A thumb guard to stop thumb sucking can work incredibly well and help prevent long-term issues. Many parents are concerned with their child's thumb sucking. But they are unsure how to deal with this problem. One solution is a thumb sucking guard which protects a child's thumb and helps to stop this frustrating habit. Despite the proven track record of[...]
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[...]
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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[...]
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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[...]
Childsmile, helping reduce inequalities in Oral Health

Childsmile, helping reduce inequalities in Oral Health

Childsmile is a National programme run throughout Scotland to reduce inequalities in Oral Health and ensuring access to dental services for every child.  This is achieved by taking a universal and targeted approach through 3 elements: Childsmile Toothbrushing Childsmile Flouride Varnish Childsmile Community and Practice Childsmile Toothbrushing This is both a universal and targeted approach that provides all children with[...]
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