Thumbuddy is the cutest invention that I've seen to date to help children stop thumb sucking! Not to mention it is a product invented by moms, for moms, it was awarded PTPA Award and Mom’s Choice Award!
Why you should stop thumb sucking:
Thumb sucking can create a very embarrasing situation for children, it can cause a misalignement of the teeth and jaw, speech problems, a raised palate, and it can cause icky calluses and infections due to germs. It is recommended that children stop thumb sucking by the American Dental Association. That is where Thumb Buddy comes into action, it is a safe, innovative, hygenic way of weening children off of thumb sucking. Thumbuddy is suited for both boys and girls, and there is even a Binky Fairy too! (Find Thumbuddy on Facebook) Retails at $24.99
I've been relatively lucky with Isabella being two, never really took to a pacifier or sucking her thumb for comfort, but recently she's starting sucking her two fingers (index & middle) and I remember our youngest before her did that all the way until 7 years old and guess what? Now she needs braces. So in attempts to avoid this, I've introduced the Thumbuddy to Isabella.
She Immediately identified with the princess ballerina and wanted to read the story, once I showed her how the princess ballerina is supposed to "hang out", she wanted to keep her there all the time. I really enjoyed the adorable story and it made for an enjoyable fun and positive way to putting an end to the sucking of the fingers, a way that won't leave any "scars" and it'll provide her with an alternative way of comforting herself without having to suck her thumb. In the back of the book, there is a little chart, for every day she doesn't suck her fingers, she'll get a sticker added to her chart, what a way to implement positive rewards too!
Kids learn best through positive encouragement and reinforcement, always remember to be patient too! "You can do it"!
Mompact is giving away an awesome prize pack in their Meet the Moms Giveaway : AqueDuck, Baby Dipper Bowl, 3R Cards Chore Chart, Antsy Pants, and the Thumbuddy for a total $100 Value
Disclaimer: I received this review opportunity as part of Mompact.com. All opinions expressed are my own.