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Halloween in a Jiffy!

Normally this blog is dedicated to stopping thumb sucking, but with Halloween right around the corner we figure there are busy parents out there who might need some help in other areas. Halloween costumes are ever so important to your children. As soon as toddlers grasp the costume concept they are obsessed every year—well they’re […]

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Thumbuddy To Love is now available at Safari of Smiles Dental

We would like to Thank Safari of Smiles Dental office in Jacksonville, Florida for picking up Thumbuddy To Love and carrying it as part of their pediatric practice for kids. Thank you Safari of Smiles!

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Sleep Tight! The Binky Fairy is on the Way

The Binky Fairy is a time-tested method used to wean your toddler off of pacifier sucking. The idea might not be a brand new one, but here at Thumbuddy to Love we’ve put a new twist on an old idea. Our Illustrated storybook comes with a special Binky Fairy finger puppet meant to help your […]

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31% of US Parents say Kids Missed School Due to Dental Problems

NEWS RELEASE 31% of U.S. Parents Say Kids Missed School Due to Dental Problems New Survey Finds Absences Vary by Region, Delta Dental Releases Summertime Tips to Help Prevent Repeat Next School Year Share on Facebook Share on Twitter OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 1, 2015) – This past school year was a painful one for […]

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Sometimes Adults Need Reminders Too

Sometimes realizations can hit us like a ton of bricks; this happened to me last weekend. It was a Sunday afternoon. My husband was out playing golf with his buddies and I was at home playing tea party with our 4 year old daughter, Jessica. At some point in the afternoon I realized we didn’t […]

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Break the Habit

Thumb sucking as a toddler can lead to problems down the road. However, there are ways to break the habit. One year old Peyton does one thing her parents are a little concerned about… sucking her thumb. Pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu says, “So kids who suck their thumb when they’re as young say 2 or […]

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A Little News from Upstate Parenting

Upstate Parent is getting answers to those health questions you’ve always wanted to ask. You ask us, and we ask local physicians and other experts to weigh in with some answers. Have a burning question? Let us know! This month’s questions are answered by several local experts. Remember that these answers are not intended as […]

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Beyond the Thumb Sucking: Toddler Tips You’ll Love!

By now we hope you all know just how fun and beneficial Thumbuddy to Love products are. Ballerina Sue and Fireman Fred help your children ages 3-6 stop thumb sucking while our newest product, The Binky Fairy helps toddlers ages 2-5 stop pacifier sucking. As we have mentioned in previous blogs, thumb sucking can have […]

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Why Stop Thumb Sucking?

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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Dental Hygenists agree that thumb sucking can affect teeth and more

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-30/issue-10/features/what-about-thumb-sucking.html    

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Dentists believe that early intervention to stop thumb sucking is necessary.

http://www.kcchronicle.com/2014/11/06/thumb-sucking-can-affect-teeth-development/am6ob91/  

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How to Stop Thumb Sucking

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 […]

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