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Help your child to stop thumb sucking before starting school

Is your child starting ‘big school’ for the first time this September, and if so, are you prepared? Never mind the shiny new shoes, bright book bag and colour co-ordinating hair accessories… have you stocked up on tissues, bought some good coffee and got a friend on speed dial in case you need support leaving the […]

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How to stop thumb sucking

Thumb and Finger sucking are totally natural for young children. Children often suck their thumb or finger right from birth, or even before; it is a natural habit which can bring comfort, reassurance and relaxation. Most children give up sucking easily before starting school, but in some cases that doesn’t happen naturally.  Once adult teeth start […]

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Thumb Shaped Teeth at 18 months!

I always thought I would be waiting until 4 or 5, but after her 3 and a half year old dental check Aurelia was really interested in stopping sucking. ‘My daughter, Aurelia, sucked her thumb from 10 weeks old. Even at her first dental check, at 18 months, her “thumb-shaped teeth” were pointed out to […]

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The Problems with Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking is a natural source of comfort for children; sucking on thumbs, fingers and dummies makes babies and young children feel secure and happy.  There are even images of babies sucking digits in the womb – perhaps your child is one of those!  The habit can also kick in when children are bored, tired or […]

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Tips for establishing a bedtime routine

It’s Friday night, there is a gin and tonic with your name on it in the kitchen, you can hear the bubbles popping and the ice melting.  Only one thing stands between you and that gin, your reward for bargaining with, cleaning up after, feeding, entertaining and educating your child all week – and that […]

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A Fairy Outfit and Wellies

Children, in my experience, have a very strong opinion about what they will and won’t wear.  On a January day trip to a local bird sanctuary, my daughter, who was 2 at the time, insisted on wearing her fairy outfit on top of her duffle coat, and twinned it (as that fashion cliché goes) with […]

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Fun in the Sun Competition

The school summer holidays are nearly here and we have two fun competitions for your children to enter whilst they are trying to give up thumb or finger sucking. We want to show children that stopping digit sucking can be a fun and positive experience, so let’s have some fun in the sun this holiday. […]

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Rewarding Behaviour

Everybody loves a treat, whether it’s a piece of cake after a run, an extra hour in bed or a glass of wine on a Friday night. We all like to be appreciated and receive recognition for our efforts….in short, to be rewarded. Giving up thumb, or finger sucking for a child who might have […]

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Is Prince Louis a Thumb Sucker? He is Certainly No Dummy…

It was heartening, last weekend, to see the Duchess of Cambridge gently remove her son Louis’ thumb from his mouth as they watched the Trooping of the Colour flypast from the Buckingham Palace balcony.  She did what most mother’s do when they want their children to stop a habit – she distracted him.  He took […]

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Why Reading with Your Child is More Than Just for Fun….

Reading a book with your child often concludes a tiring day of caring for them. It is the moment when you’d rather reach for a glass of wine rather than a book you feel you must have read at least 200 times! You have just got them out of the bath (along with all the […]

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