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The Thumbsie® Team

The Thumbsie® team share the same vision and values helping families to find a solution to help their child to stop thumb of finger sucking in a fun, effective and pain free way.

Jo Bates

Mum of former thumb sucker and Owner Thumbsie Ltd

I am a Mum to three girls and live in Wendover, Buckinghamshire with my husband. I was juggling a London based Sales Director job with my family life before I founded Thumbsie® over eleven years ago.

My youngest daughter, Isabel, was the inspiration for my business as she struggled to give up sucking her thumb. When I made a thumb guard to help her to stop sucking her thumb, I realised that I wanted to help lots of other families who were struggling with the habit; and so Thumbsie® was born.

Isabel Bates

Daughter and former thumb sucker

I'm Izzy and I'm the reason mum started the business. I used to suck my thumb and didn't know how to stop, most of the time I didn't know I was doing it. I was just 5 and stopped thumb sucking in 5 weeks.

Rachel Edwards

Author of Thumbs up for Teds Thumbsie

I have worked for Thumbsie® since Jo began the business and we have been friends for over 25 years. I am the author of our children’s book ‘Thumbs up for Ted’s Thumbsie®’.

I have been writing stories for over 25 years and have always dreamt of publishing a book, so the opportunity to write a book to help to promote this kind thumb sucking solution was one I was really excited by. A chance to combine my life long ambition and promote Thumbsie® in a fun way was a gift.

Catherine Chapman

Thumbsie® Seamstress

Sewing Thumbsies® is ideal work for me - I can fit it around my other work, as a theatre costume designer and maker, plus my busy family life. I started working for Thumbsies® around 8 years ago when my daughter was around 9 months old.

I have always loved sewing and getting to do my favourite hobby everyday for a job is fantastic. I always look forward to seeing what fun and playful fabrics I get to sew into thumb guards.

Laura Findlay

Thumbsie® Seamstress

I’ve been working for Thumbsie® for over three years now. I’ve always been quite creative and worked in fashion retail for 10 years previously in styling and window dressing

I started working for Thumbsie® when my daughter River was just 8 weeks old. It’s just been ideal to fit into our new life style as I can choose exactly when I do the sewing, I see it as a bit of me time amongst the busyness of life.

Ruth Grant

Thumbsie® Fabric Cutter and Seamstress

I started working for Thumbsie in 2023 having taken early retirement after a 40 year career in the dental sector. I have 3 grown-up children and two young grandchildren.

Over the years I have always enjoyed crafting - especially working with fabric/yarn - and lockdown gave me the time to rekindle that joy and rethink what I wanted to do with my life!

I find cutting out and sewing for Thumbsie® very therapeutic and it gives me much needed ‘quiet time’. I love that I am working for a growing, local, family business which enables me to incorporate my love of fabric whilst helping to produce a product that I am very passionate about.

Andrea Routledge

Thumbsie® Fabric Cutter and Seamstress

I learnt to sew as a child whilst watching my mother using her sewing machine. The first proper garment I sewed was made on an old singer treadle machine, I then progressed on to a slightly more modern electric machine.

I studied Art and Design as a mature student after a career in nursing. I enjoy all aspects of the creative process and the challenge of using different media, materials and techniques to produce unique pieces.

I started working with Thumbsie in 2023. Sewing and cutting out for Thumbsies fits in around my busy life and I find cutting out “mindfull”.

Nathan Draper

Content and Blog Writer

I'm Nathan and I deal with all things to do with the written word: from blogs to social media and lots more.

I've worked for charities, corporations and trade associations throughout my career, and I love writing all about Thumbsie and the amazing work that they do. Best of all, I love seeing how a Thumbsie® can make a real difference to a child's life.

In my spare time, I love to read, travel and – occasionally – go jogging!

Guy Hodgson

Web development and marketing

I have known Jo since 2001 and worked for Thumbsie® for almost a year after redeveloping the website in 2019. Alongside the website, I support and advise on digital marketing and customer engagement.

As a Dad of two, working for an organisation like Thumbsie®, which puts families at the heart of what they do is very important to me. The role is not only meaningful but also gives me the flexibility to work around my family life and other work commitments.

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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Problems with thumb sucking

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Multi-award winning Thumbsie® was created from a real need when Jo Bates’s, founder Thumbsie Ltd, third daughter Isabel needed help to stop thumb sucking!

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