Why Stop Thumb Sucking? Many parents are concerned when their child starts to thumb suck and wonder why and when is the appropriate age to stop? Dentists believe that prolonged thumb sucking can lead to tooth problems, misalignment of teeth, speech problems and narrowing of the palate. Talk to your child about their need to […]
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Thumb Sucking can be a hard habit to break especially if it is prolonged and left up to chance. Pediatric dentists recommend giving up thumb sucking because it affects the teeth and the roof of the mouth. Thumb sucking is comforting to kids so the last thing children need is someone scolding them or putting on […]
Have you ever seen a thumb sucker on a plane? Think of all the germs that are going into their mouth. Kids need a little help when it comes to travelling whether it be on a plane or a road trip. Many of the germs wind up on their hands and get into the mouth […]
When it is time to break the habit of thumb sucking, you want to help your child in a positive way with a positive teaching tool. Thumbuddy To Love is fun and non-shameful and comes with an adorable book, thumb puppet and success chart. It replaces thumb sucking/finger with a thumb/finger puppet that they can wear or […]
At Thumbuddy To Love, we get a lot of emails as to what is the best way to stop chronic thumb sucking. We recommend getting a Thumbuddy To Love to use as a teaching tool and reminder during the day time and night time. However, when a child is thumb or finger sucking at night subconsciously in their sleep, we […]
Check out this article on the Today channel http://www.today.com/moms/doctors-raced-save-baby-who-swallowed-pacifier-8C11417899y A baby almost choked on its pacifier! Now may be as good of a time as any to wean from pacifer sucking if your child is a toddler. There are several reasons to stop pacifier sucking and one is that it can change teeth and gums and it is just […]
Most people don’t know that thumb sucking is a hard habit to break. But it does not have to be and kids can end thumb sucking in a fun and gentle way. Make it fun, make it easy with Thumbuddy To Love. Kids are used to sucking their thumb in times of boredom or when […]
“Thumbuddy To Love™ Finger Puppets are a great tool in encouraging children to give up thumbsucking in a playful and encouraging way.”
Michael Jones, DDS, Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist
"Thumbuddy To Love™by Andrea Van Ness is the first positive form of behavioral modification we have come across to encourage the end of thumb sucking."
June Wolff, DMD
"Love the Binky Fairy! What an educational product/book to let go of the Binky
without all the fuss."
Carl, Cornelius, NC.
"The Thumbuddy book & puppet really worked. My child was excited about her new puppet and 2 weeks later she stopped! She got it!"
Marianne, Boulder CO
"My child loved the positive reinforcement and still sleeps with her Thumbuddy. She stopped in 1 week! Thanks again."
Kris, Los Angeles, CA
My son loves to read the Book and puts his stickers on for every day he does not suck his thumb. Love it! Great product!
Brian, St. Louis, MO