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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[...]
School children supporting National Smile month

Securing healthier smiles with Thumbsie®

The nation’s biggest and best campaign to promote great oral hygiene and a healthy smile is back! But this year is a little different. The Oral Health Foundation is proud to be joining forces with Thumbsie® to help children across the country achieve great oral health. We know that the importance of children’s teeth cannot be understated. Establishing a good[...]
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Thumbsie® transformed her smile

Daisy was born sucking her fingers and when her adult teeth came through at the age of 7, she was faced with dental intervention to correct an open bite. An open bite is formed when the front teeth don’t meet because of prolonged or vigorous thumb or finger sucking which creates a gap between the top and bottom teeth. Daisy’s mum[...]
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[...]
Little girl wearing a blue flower thumb glove in bed

Connie is a Big Thumb Sucker for a Little Girl

‘Connie was a big thumb sucker until the age of 4. On her fourth birthday she stopped sucking her thumb during the day and we were so proud of her. However, she just couldn't stop her thumb sneaking back into her mouth at night when she was asleep – she had become a night time thumb sucker! We tried putting[...]
Thumb Sucking Glove

What is a thumb sucking glove?

Do you have a child that sucks their thumb? Do they want to stop but simply can’t? Have you heard of a thumb sucking glove? There are many other solutions to stopping sucking such as, nasty tasting nail polish, wrapping plasters around thumbs, shouting, cutting the fingers off gloves to wear and other creative ways – perhaps you have tried[...]
boy wearing a car thumb sucking guard

Two weeks to stop thumb sucking from birth

Oskar has been thumb sucking since birth. He normally sucked it when he was tired or going to sleep at night. I purchased a Thumbsie® as another mum recommended it to stop a child from sucking their thumb.  Our family dentist had also said that Oscar's sucking had started to affect his teeth. After a week of wearing his Thumbsie®[...]
Picture of overbite

What is an overbite and how is it corrected?

As every dentist will tell you, thumb sucking can cause dental problems, especially when adult teeth grow in. Developing an overbite is one of the risks associated with prolonged or vigorous thumb sucking.  But what is an overbite and what problems does it create? We’ve all had an entire lifetime to become accustomed to the way our teeth feel every[...]
Finalist in Family Network Business Awards

Thumbsie® Finalist in Family Network Business Awards

We are delighted that once again, Thumbsie® has been shortlisted for a national award. We have been recognised by The Family Network in their Product of the Year category as a business that has created an innovative product that has generated substantial sales within their industry. The Family Network is a nationwide network which has branches across the UK.  It[...]
children playing wearing Thumb sucking guards

What is a Thumb Sucking Guard?

If your child sucks their thumb or finger you might have tried lots of different ways to help them to give up.  The habit is a stubborn one, and one that can cause dental and oral problems if it persists.  The Thumbsie® thumb guard is a highly effective, gentle solution to giving up sucking….see our happy customer reviews to find[...]
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