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Review: Thumbs Up For Ted’s Thumbsie Book, worth £6.99

Thumbs Up For Ted's Thumbsie BookReview written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Nicky Baker.

I was personally unaware about Thumb Guards, however upon receiving the book to review, I felt that this was a nice way of discussing the issue with children.

The book is designed to help parents who are struggling with getting their children to stop with thumb or finger sucking. I liked the positive approach of the book and the areas and discussion covered, for example starting big school and the enjoyable activities to come with the transition. Continue reading

Review: Thumbsie, worth £9.95

ThumbsieReview written by Toddle About VIP Club member, Louisa Mann.

My daughter Leah is 3 years & 3 months old. She has sucked her thumb right from being a newborn. As a newborn baby she refused a dummy, all she wanted for comfort was to suck her thumb & twiddle her hair.

When the Thumbsie’s arrived through the post I showed Leah & she got quite excited about the lovely patterns & colours of them. I explained what they were and she agreed to put one on, she chose the unicorn one straight away. I put it on her and she was happy for about 10 minutes until she went to put her thumb in her mouth! She then got very frustrated and started crying, I calmed her down and managed to distract her. Continue reading

Thumb Sucking – Should you be worried about the long term effects on your child’s teeth?

By Dr Runa Mowla-Copley

Thumb Sucking

75% of babies suck their thumbs – should parents be worried about the long term effects on their teeth?

If you’re worried about your baby sucking his thumb, or you’ve decided you want to stop your toddler doing it – or you want to know more about how thumb sucking might affect your child’s teeth, then this post is for you.

Dr Runa Mowla-Copley is an expert in thumb sucking. In 2010 she co-founded of one of London’s first Thumb Sucking Clinics and has been interviewed on BBC Radio, national press and appeared on American television discussing the effects of prolonged thumb sucking. Here are her thoughts and advice for you: Continue reading