Bespoke thumb guards


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Bespoke thumb guards


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Our bespoke thumb guards are designed to help prevent thumb sucking in children and teenagers. One of the main problems with thumb sucking is how it can affect the child’s teeth, please see our problem with thumb sucking page.

If you have measured your child’s or teenagers thumb and you need the thumb guard to be a little bigger then we are happy to make a bespoke thumb guard for you.

If you need a specific colour to match a school uniform or your child has a favourite fabric and they can’t find anything on the website that they like then please do get in touch. Please note that due to license and copyright reasons we can not make guards from Disney or other licensed fabrics, sorry to disappoint.

Our thumb guards fit either hand as they are secured around the wrist with velcro. Please note that we can not create a finger/thumb combination though, if your child sucks both then we suggest a thumb and a finger guard are worn together.

Please get in touch before ordering on so we can let you know if your request is possible. If you order a bespoke guard then we cannot offer a refund or exchange as they will have been made especially for you. Please make sure you take time when measuring.

When you place your order please put any special request such as size and fabric in the notes section at checkout stage. If you think that you will need the thumb guard to be wider then please let us know.

Once we have agreed on the size and fabric please choose how many you wish to order. You can also supply your own fabric, we will need to advise on this..

Please allow a little longer for these bespoke thumb guards to be made.

What size do I need?
Fits Like a Glove

The thumb guard is worn like a glove, it fits over the thumb and is secured with Velcro around the wrist, so is easily adjustable. The glove will fit either thumb and will not limit the child’s ability to play or use their hands.


Outside fabric: 100% poplin cotton or 100% cotton.

Inside fabric: Thumbsie® branded cotton fine warp satin.

We suggest washing by hand or in the washing machine at a low temperature.

Approved by professionals

We are delighted that Thumbsie® has been ‘Approved’ through the Oral Health Foundation Accreditation Scheme since May 2020 and that they recognise Thumbsie® as a thumb sucking aid.


Thumbsies® thumb gloves are available in extra small, small, medium, large and extra large. Please use our size guide to get the best fit.