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sucking your thumb

Let’s Talk About Sucking Your Thumb

Sucking your thumb is a common habit. Talking to your child about it can help them find ways of reducing and preventing thumb sucking. For many parents discussing thumb sucking with their child can be a tricky task. There are often concerns about the side effects, as well as the psychology behind it. After all, our children’s wellbeing is so[...]
how to measure a thumb guard for kids

How to choose the correct thumb guard for your child

Choosing the correct Thumbsie® can be difficult. Our "how to" guide will help you make the perfect thumb guard choice. At Thumbsie®, we are proud to provide a wide range of thumb guard choices in different sizes and materials. While choice can be a great thing, we know it can also be overwhelming! So, how to choose the perfect thumb[...]
Jo Bates, Founder of Thumbsie winning silver Winner BBWA

Thumbsie® wins Double Silver at the Best Business Women Awards

We've won two awards – and it feels great! All of us at Thumbsie® are delighted to have won Silver at this year's Best Business Women Awards in two categories. At an exciting – and virtual – award ceremony on Friday 19th March, we were proud to receive awards in two categories: Made in the UK and Best Overall Business.[...]
Problems with thumb sucking

How To Look After Your Teeth During Lockdown

One of the key challenges facing children during lockdown has been how to take care of their teeth while many dentists have been closed. It's been a tough year for all of us in different ways. And although there are green shoots of hope springing up with positive news about children returning to school, many people are still struggling to[...]
Jo Bates celebrating 8 years of thumb sucking success

8 years of thumb sucking success

Join us as we go on a trip down memory lane and celebrate eight years of helping children stop thumb sucking and thumb sucking success. All of us at Thumbsie® are delighted to celebrate our eighth birthday! It's been a long journey, but we are so proud to look back on all we have achieved. And we know there's lots more[...]
Little boy asleep whilst thumb sucking

Why Do Children Suck Their Thumbs?

Why do children suck their thumbs? It's a question many parents have asked over the years. Our blog explains that thumb sucking is a natural reflex with both physiological and physical factors and offers some suggestions on how to stop. We all know that parenting is a difficult job, and it is natural to have concerns about our child's development[...]
coping with change

Helping children cope with change and anxiety

There has been a lot of change this year, and in this post we offer tips on how to help children cope with change and anxiety.  We all have moments when we feel overwhelmed by change – adults and children alike. As parents, one of our most difficult and important challenges is teaching our children how to cope with change.[...]
Managing anxiety

10 tips for managing anxiety about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Managing anxiety through a pandemic is hard for adults; the uncertainty, the fear, the economic fallout, the lack of human contact and particularly with those we love but can’t see are all creating a lot of stress in our lives.  So how do we help a child with anxiety when we are struggling too? Thumbsie® has put together a list[...]
Thumbsie wins Best product in Family Network Awards

Thumbsie® crowned ‘Best Product’ in the Family Network Awards

We are delighted that Thumbsie® has yet another accolade to add to its growing trophy collection.  Our thumb sucking solution has been named ‘Best Product’ in the Family Network Awards 2020.  The Family Network is a dynamic, business community created to support and encourage entrepreneurs. It is especially focused on offering opportunities for mums, dads and families who work for[...]
Thumbsie® Finalists in Best Business Women Awards

Thumbsie® Finalists in Best Business Women Awards For the Fourth Year running!

We have made the finals of the Best Business Women Awards again! Having won the Best Consumer or Retail Business in 2019 we are really hoping that we can repeat our success. The Best Business Women Awards are specifically for female business owners who are making a real impact for their clients which we love to do at Thumbsie®.  The nominees have[...]
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