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Thumb Sucking

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 many of these too.

Luckily, Thumbsie® has created a thumb guard or finger sucking guard or glove to help to stop the habit quickly and easily avoiding dental problems with thumb sucking.

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So, what is a thumb sucking glove?

It’s a fabric thumb guard that is handmade and fits over the thumb like a glove for the prevention of thumb sucking in children. If you are worried about your child putting their thumb or finger in their mouth and picking up infections during these worrying times then Thumbsie® can help your child to stop sucking, quickly, easily and cleanly.

A thumb sucking glove is secured around the wrist using Velcro®. The glove comes in 5 different sizes, it has a simple measuring guide, which helps them to fit well (they fit on either hand). The thumb guard covers the thumb and acts as a constant reminder to children when they put their thumb in their mouth. The finger guards fit over the middle two fingers, either the middle and ring finger or the middle and index finger.

Thumb Sucking Glove

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What’s the alternative?

Many parents have asked their doctors and dentists how to stop thumb sucking and the usual answer is that the child will stop eventually. If that doesn’t work, they may suggest covering the thumb during the day and at night with a plaster or a full glove.

Who would suit a thumb guard?

The thumb guard is suitable for boys and girls from the age of 3 year upwards. Children can wear them all day as they do not restrict playing, writing or painting – they can even wear them to school. When children start sucking their thumb, their concentration on the school work can wane. It’s worth involving your child’s teachers if you can, so that they help support the good work.

What are they made of?

The thumb sucking glove or thumb guard is soft, fun and comfortable to wear – we have been told by parents and dentists that they feel it is a much kinder and more effective approach to stopping sucking. The guards are made of cotton fabric that can be easily washed.

There are over 40 different fabrics to chose from, such as small animal fabrics – unicorns, dinosaurs, horse, panda, owl, sheep, flowers, butterflies, camouflage, little army men, cars and robots there really is something for everyone. Explore our product range.

When should the thumb guard be worn?

Thumbsie® is one type of thumb sucking glove. We have found that children wearing a Thumbsie®, all the time, day and night, have stopped in as little as a few days, whilst others have had to persevere for longer. Children should wear the thumb guard at all times, especially the times when they would normally suck their thumb – when they are tired, bored or in a stressful situation.

Read our success stories here so you can see how quick and easy it can be with a thumb guard.


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National Awards

We are proud to have won Innovation of the Year at the Dental Industry Awards 2019, Best Consumer Business in the Best Business Women Awards 2019 and Best Product at Family Network National Awards 2020. Read More

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