About Thumbs Away

Hi I’m Kate, founder of Thumbs Away.

I love helping families.

I believe when we help children with their sleep, breathing and oral habits we can set children on a path to health and wellbeing.

It’s not just my 20 years of experience working as a Dental Hygienist and Orofacial Myologist that’s ignited my passion for helping little faces develop to their full genetic potential. It’s the fact that I am mum to 2 beautiful children of my own. So, when I say I understand the challenges of finger, thumb and dummy sucking, I really do understand.

Working in the dental industry means I’ve treated many adults with a combination of crowded teeth, dental decay and gum disease. These are all very common dental concerns that can be connected to mouth breathing and oral habits. So now when I see an adult who is breathing through their mouth, I think of all the possible complications this may mean for their teeth.

Correcting these issues when your child is young and developing can help prevent issues later in life. And the simplest tool in helping children grow to their potential? Teaching them how to quit the finger, thumb or dummy sucking habit.

 

Thumbs Away - Orofacial  Myology
5.0
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Kiren Khera
Kiren Khera
2020-01-24T11:27:07+0000
My 6-year-old son started sucking his thumb as a baby! He was a chronic thumb sucker, day and night, at school,... everywhere ! I tried everything but couldn’t get him to stop! Kate was so amazing , a miracle worker ! My son looked forward to his appointments as Kate was so approachable and so understanding! After completing the four-month thumbs away program my son has completely kicked his thumb sucking habit !! He is now a more engaged and generally happier boy l!!I would 100% recommend Kate and Thumbs Away!!read more
Sarah Graham
Sarah Graham
2019-11-15T22:47:50+0000
Kate’s program is one of the best things I have ever done for my children and I can’t recommend her highly enough!!... They were both finger suckers and not only have they now completely stopped, their teeth are looking so much better. Kate is brilliant with kids and we were so lucky to have found her 🙂read more
Bec Karpati
Bec Karpati
2019-09-20T11:05:09+0000
So proud of my little monster...after a consult with the very knowledgeable Kate from Thumbs Away we have said goodbye... to Soph's dummy. Time to get these teeth and jaw back in order. Kate has also given us some fun little exercises to get Soph's lips and jaws functioning correctly. Highly recommend Kate to anyone wanting to help their children get rid of the dummy or stop thumb sucking!read more
Rebecca Vitale
Rebecca Vitale
2019-09-07T01:23:18+0000
I thought I would never get my 7 year old to stop, we had tried everything, but one week after first meeting Kate she... did and we have never looked back!! Almost three months in and we are done with the thumb sucking. Everyone who sees her now, teachers, relatives and friends can’t believe how easy it was for a child who was so heavily reliant on it for everything! The best part was it was no tears, no crying and no screaming just a calm and easy way to stop. I just wish I had found Kate a few years earlier 🙂read more
Jody Louise
Jody Louise
2019-05-29T11:28:03+0000
Best thing l have done so far this year. No more yelling, no more tears, no more negotiations, no more stress.Kate... made the whole process so easy and fun .. and got through to my daughter when l couldn’t.No more thumb sucking !!!!!!! YAYread more
Uyen Simonis
Uyen Simonis
2019-05-14T08:50:37+0000
I am so pleased with the results. Within a few weeks my girls have completely stopped sucking their thumbs. My youngest... was sucking her thumb throughout the day and I was surprised at how she stopped cold turkey. We had tried band aids, nail polish, the lot. Kate made it fun for the girls and they religious put on their reminders every night even without me prompting them. I would highly recommend Kate!read more
Kim Beer
Kim Beer
2019-03-24T08:04:57+0000
Had our first appointment and I was blown away by the knowledge and Kate’s ability to convey the information in a... child friendly way. Would highly recommend! We had previously tried EVERYTHING!read more

Thumbs Away

(03)9787 0600

1307 Nepean Highway, Mt Eliza