Thumb sucking habits – let battle commence!

Thumb sucking habits – let battle commence!

My aversion to the droolMy daughter’s thumb sucking habits were more than I could bear. I fixed her my hardest stare from across the table. She had barely swallowed the last spoonful of cereal from her bowl and already her thumb was firmly inserted into her...
Reward charts and thumb sucking

Reward charts and thumb sucking

Using reward charts to help children stop thumb sucking is a great idea. As a parent, I have on many occasions used a sticker chart to motivate or train up a child. Admittedly the charts do not always work. All children are different and their needs vary. However, I...
Methods to help children stop thumb sucking

Methods to help children stop thumb sucking

A confessionBefore listing six popular methods for helping children stop thumb sucking, I have a confession. My confession is not that our children sucked their thumbs before we designed our thumb guards. It is not that the sucking habits of both our children and our...
Clever opposable thumbs

Clever opposable thumbs

OpposableThis week, besides stitching our thumb and finger guards, we have been taking a closer look at the human thumb. It is generally well known that human thumbs are different from most creatures; this is because human thumbs are opposable. When a thumb is...
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