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Thumbsie® Nominated for Third National Award in a Year

We are so excited that Thumbsie® can add another National Award nomination to our growing list.  This time owner Jo Bates has been selected as a Finalist in The Best Business Women Awards for the category, Best Business Woman in Retail or a Consumer Business; her third National Award nomination in 12 months. Mum of three, Jo founded Thumbsie® over[...]
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Thumbsie®Launched First Thumb Sucking Dental Clinic in Harpenden

Thirty-seven children arrived at Pure Dentistry, Harpenden in July for the first Thumbsie® Thumb Sucking Clinic.  The clinic run in partnership between Thumbsie® and Pure Dentistry, welcomed children between 3 and 10 years of age, all desperate to give up sucking and determined to find a solution. The families arrived for a morning session, where parents were able to discuss[...]
Spreading the Thumbsie® Magic

Spreading the Thumbsie® Magic

“I am totally shocked that after only 2 weeks my 7-year-old daughter has stopped sucking her thumb.” The words of delighted mum, Lowri whose daughter, Ellie’s thumb sucking habit was so strong, she thought she would never be able to break it. Ellie sucked her thumb at every opportunity, even though her latest school concert, which her mum recalls, she didn’t[...]
Thumb Sucking Clinic

Thumbsie® Launches First Thumb Sucking Dental Clinic in Harpenden

We are very excited to announce that we have launched our first Thumb Sucking Clinic in July in a joint venture with Pure Dentistry, Harpenden to help children who are finding it hard to stop thumb and finger sucking which can lead to serious dental problems. “Prolonged and vigorous thumb sucking can create problems with the palate and the formation of[...]
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Big Achievement in the Small Awards

The National ‘Small Awards’ has announced its shortlists for the 2018 awards and we are absolutely delighted that Thumbsie® has been nominated as one of the finalists in the Digital Star category. The Small Awards targets the whole UK small business sector, focusing on businesses often overlooked by other awards.  In its second year it has attracted a record number of[...]
Sucking Siblings who Stopped Together

Sucking Siblings who Stopped Together

“The whole thumb sucking thing has been a major battle for many years in our house…..” Sound familiar? Take heart and find out how this amazing brother and sister managed to stop sucking at the same time….and in only 3 weeks. Thomas (11) and Emily (8) have sucked their thumbs since they were babies, Thomas since birth. After much persuasion[...]
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A sprinkle of Unicorn magic to help stop sucking

Natalie, a five-year-old former thumb sucker chose her beloved Unicorns to help her stop thumb sucking, which she did in just 2 weeks! In legend, it is said that a Unicorn horn contains special powers, but because the beautiful beasts don’t tend to be that easy to find, Thumbsie® has taken some of their magic and put it into a[...]
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Not just for Thumbs – stop finger sucking too!

Caitlin has been sucking her fingers since she was 4 months old. Now, approaching 9, Caitlin’s dentist had begun to warn her about the hazards of continuing to suck her digits and the effect that it might have on her teeth, which were in danger of growing out of shape. Despite nagging, bribing and cajoling over a 6-month period, Caitlin’s[...]
Thumbsucking Habit

How to Give Up the Thumbsucking Habit Successfully

Habits are quite often unconscious and that is why they are hard to break. The word habit comes from France and originally meant a ‘dress’ or ‘attire’ it is only relatively recently that it has come to mean a regular practice, one that is normally hard to give up. Thumbsucking is a very natural reflex for children, a habit that[...]
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Give Up Giving Up and Resolve to Quit – Give up Thumb Sucking

Christmas is a time when lots of people spend time more time with their families and start to notice the little quirks and foibles that helps to make them who they are…. and occasionally a bit irritating. An aunt with a tickly cough, a brother who tells awful jokes, a husband with a restless leg who sets the cutlery jangling[...]
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