For more than 20 years, MED et al, Inc. has been working closely with pediatric dentists and pediatricians to develop an effective device to stop thumb and finger sucking. Over that time, we’ve created a product that is endorsed not only by parents, but by dentists as well. We hope that these unsolicited reviews will illustrate this fact.

For more reviews, click on the “reviews” tab, on each product page. Shown below are 15 of the latest reviews for our top selling products, TGuard AeroThumb (to stop thumb sucking) and TGuard AeroFinger (to stop finger sucking).

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TGuard AeroThumb Reviews

  1. SHoran

    So awesome! My dentist recommended it for my 3 year old because her thumb sucking habit was too constant and it worked immediately! She just stopped putting her thumb in her mouth. So shocked! Definitely a life saver, thank you so much for this invention!

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  2. Emily Smith

    We had a wonderful experience with the Tguard. We talked it up for a few weeks and had family and friends send cards of encouragement. By the time we started the guard, my 5 year old daughter was cautiously optimistic. She loved the colored bracelets and found the guard comfortable enough. She was able to play and color and participate in all of her normal activities. In just 4 days we were able to remove the guard during the day! Now she only uses it at night and I feel confident we’ll be over the habit soon!

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  3. cinda whiteside

    It worked!! We had to use the thumb guard for a little longer then recommended but it broke the habit!! Thank you

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  4. ABIOSE M.O HAARA

    It worked well! We had it on for 28 days though, just to be sure it stuck. After the first two weeks, she seemed to still want to thumb suck.
    It was hard because no one in our area seems to do this or even know of it, felt a bit cruel. But we took it off on her first birthday and we didn’t regret the purchase!
    I’m a family Dr myself and I know the kinds of complications that can be caused by thumb sucking, dermatitis and teeth problems. To replace the soothing thumb sucking gives, we gave her extra extra special love!!
    Great product!

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  5. Michael A

    This product worked 100% My child was about 2 years 9 months when we decided to use the TGuard. She had thumb sucking habit for more than 6 months and so we decided the habit had to be stopped. Our pediatrician recommended this product and we thought we’ll give it a try, we were not sure if it will work. The quality of the product is pretty good. We followed the instructions of continuing for 30 days daily and to give the child an incentive (like a candy or something) to wear the TGuard. The first 3 days, our child was not happy about wearing it and tried to remove it but she was unable to remove it. Later on, she got used to it. So, my recommendation is to give it a try, Yes, it is expensive but totally worth it, if it works. Make sure to do for 30 days completely. We needed to be patient but in the end it worked out.

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  6. Lucy Bunn

    After eight years of trying absolutely everything with nothing working, this broke the thumb sucking habit within the 30 days. I left it on at night for a further 15 days because it’s more subconscious, but not sure whether that was actually needed. When it was a risk purchase i.e. not knowing whether it would work it felt like a lot of money, but knowing now that it works it seems cheap and I’d spend the money again and again. Would highly recommend.

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  7. Sandy Cannon

    We’ve been trying for a year to break our daughter’s thumb sucking habitat with some success and a lot of rebounding. It has been two months since we stopped using the TGuard for the recommended 30 days and she still has not once sucked her thumb! Worth every penny. We’re looking to get the finger guard for our son since he sucks his two middle fingers.

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  8. Stacey Monaco

    I am absolutely amazed by this product! I wish I had skipped all the other attempts at breaking my son’s thumb sucking habit and just used this. I would highly recommend this to anyone that is trying to break a thumb sucking habit.

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  9. Jessica Joyner

    Finally did the trick! The lock band is crucial because during the night, thumb sucking is subconscious and inevitable. The sticker chart is a nice challenge and adds a visual guide to our sons success. He no longer sucks his thumb and his dental hygiene has improved due to less germs being in his mouth!! Thank you so much!

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  10. Alyssa Green

    It worked great! My almost 3-year-old seemed to loose the desire to suck her thumb very quickly! We couldn’t be happier. It was hard the first few days when she was trying to fall asleep for nap or bedtime but it wasn’t too long until she found a new way to cope (snuggling a new stuffed animal). The star chart worked great as well.

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  11. Andrea Leota

    This 100% worked getting my daughter to break the habit of ducking her thumb. And she was relentless with the sucking!! All hours of the day and night. Both thumbs. All the time. Wearing these devices and washing them everyday was a chore and my daughter was a little embarrassed at first to wear them at school. But once she got over that, we got into a groove of wearing them. The star chart was awesome and we let her pick out a little toy every 7 days. We threw her a party at the end of 40 days to celebrate her breaking the habit. It worked like a charm. Highly recommend! The key is just to stick with it!

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  12. Deborah Bankston

    Excellent product! My grandson was a terrible thumb sucker and hair twirler at the same time. He was over it in a week! I would highly recommend this product. I was amazed that it worked on him and how quickly.

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  13. Laura V

    Successful about the result!! At the middle of our time with it it got a little broken on a side but kept working and I can recommend it to anyone, really breaks the habit, GREAT PRODUCT.

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  14. Anna

    Worked perfectly for my five and a half year old with a lot less fuss and tears than I had hoped. Comfortable and well designed. Only wish I had used it sooner.

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  15. Alissa Johnson

    This was simple and effective and after one chart and 45 days of using the thumb guard, my 7.5 year old has broke the habit successfully. Thank you!!

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TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

4.8
Based on 48 reviews
  1. Rachel Conley

    My 4.5 year old has sucked her fingers all her life, night and day. During Covid, that became a serious health issue. I’ve been trying to break her habit for well over a year. After trying every other suggested trick, I bought these, very pricy when you live in Canada. We are 6 weeks into our journey and here are my thoughts:
    1) product works but kids are smart and can escape them (I had to tape them onto her hands so she couldn’t skip her fingers out).
    2) the thin wrist bands for securing the guards cut into my kids’ wrists and required padding under to avoid sores. Also rubs between fingers and creates sores so bandaids were needed there
    3) kids are resilient. Mine has had no trouble living life normally with these guards on both hands 24/7.
    This has been the only product/method with ANY success for us. Now my daughter takes them off during the day (while supervised) and then wears them at night. It’s been a life saver, but not easy. Will be worth it in the end.

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  2. Konstantina K

    It helped my 4 year old daughter break the habit!I am really happy! Although it’s not a cheap product I totally recommend it!

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  3. Ann Johnson

    This was just what my son needed to kick the habit! He was wanting to and was ready to quit, but it was so tough for him to stop. He would end up with his fingers in mouth during sleep, and he had trouble not falling back into the habit when mindlessly watching tv or riding in the car, etc. After one week, he felt he’d stopped, but we kept it on another month before declaring him free of the habit. Wonderful product, thank you!

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  4. Miriam Vasko

    This product was a lifesaver for us! It helped my son break his finger sucking habit at the age of 3 years. He has sucked his index and middle finger since the age of 2 months. In 30 days the habit was broken and we are so thankful for this device!

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  5. Erica

    We weren’t sure how to break our 8.5 year old of her finger sucking habit but it was so clear the habit had changed the shape of her mouth and teeth we needed to do something. A friend told us about the finger guard about 6 weeks ago and we ordered it immediately. Our daughter promptly named it the “Invisihand”! It was very rough for the first 3 nights. She couldn’t fall asleep and had to sleep in our living room instead of her bed. But after the first 3 nights she was able to fall asleep in her bed (stays up later to read to get sleepy) and we haven’t had an issue since. We decided to continue using it because she has had the habit for so many years and we want to ensure she won’t go back to sucking her fingers. We even forgot to put it on one night and she did not put her fingers in her mouth! We are so happy with this product from the comfortable design, ease of ordering, quick shipping and mostly the success we’ve had. Thank you!

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  6. Kayla

    We are very thankful for this product that was recommended by our pediatrician. It worked for our toddler! It was tough at first but it really did break the habit.

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  7. Jose Prado

    my 2 year old son used the tguard for 4 weeks and it was enough to stop sucking his fingers!!! Recommended 100%

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  8. Sandra Rodriguez

    My 3 year old stopped! I’m so happy. I told her she had to stop in order to go to school (preschool). She was so happy about but didn’t do anything. When we got the TGuard she was very excited, loved the color belts and the stickers. She only wore it for less than a week and promised not to suck any more. I was skeptical but she really did. She used to suck her 2 (middle and ring) fingers all the time, and she really stopped. I’m so proud. She didn’t need much use of it but getting it make her realize that she needed to stop. Another success story! Thank you TGuard!

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  9. Carrisa

    This worked better than anything else we tried to get my daughter to stop sucking her fingers. Overall it took around 3-4 months. She kicked the daytime habit sooner but it was harder for her to stop at night in her sleep. The only thing I didn’t like was that the wrist bands cut into her hand at night. We fixed this by using tied ribbons instead. She was disciplined enough not to untie them. Overall I am glad we bought this, it was the only thing that finally broke her habit.

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  10. Laura

    My almost 3 year old has been sucking her index and middle fingers since she was an infant and now causing her front teeth to move forward. I didn’t want her to have jaw or bite problems later on so I gave the Aerofinger a try. The first night she wore it she instantly switched to her other hand. I had no other choice but to purchase a second Aerofinger. I am so glad I took the chance on these because 30 days later my daughter no longer sucks her fingers! I am so beyond relieved. If you are on the fence about these just take the plunge, you won’t regret it.

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  11. Heather Morgan

    Our 7 year old daughter has sucked her index and middle fingers on her right hand since birth. She would suck at stressful times during the daytime and every night when falling asleep and periodically throughout the night. Her last visit to the dentist gave us the impetus we needed to stop this destructive jaw and teeth habit. We put the TGuard on her faithfully every night and kept using it for 60 days just to be sure because it had been such an ingrained habit. It worked!!!!! We are thrilled!!!

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  12. Hayley Bell

    We had tried everything else and the TGuard was the only thing that worked. The first few days were a little rough and we had to take some breaks while we were playing but he was very happy to put it back on and was very proud that he wasn’t sucking anymore. We did it fairly consistently for 2 weeks and then for 2 weeks just at night time and he hasn’t sucked since.

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  13. Petja Angelova

    Our daughter starting sucking her first two fingers on both hands at 4.5 months. Few months later she started sucking her two fingers only on her left hand. I found this product online and I am so glad I read all the reviews. The one review that really inspired me was of a 17 month old boy who broke the habit in a week. So we decided to purchase the TGuard and start the process at 15 months right after she stopped nursing. I did follow other parents’ recommendations to start the process on a Friday night and also used some band aid under each bracelets to protect her skin. She stopped sucking her fingers after the first couple of days. However, we decided to keep the product for the recommended 30 days (24 hours a day; only took it off to wash it). And it WORKED! We are so glad we purchased the TGuard, and that we didn’t wait longer to start using the product, or that we didn’t wait for her to outgrow this habit on her own (after the damage is done). I wish pediatricians were more willing to suggest products like this one to parents’ whose children suck their fingers. Do not hesitate to buy it. The earlier you start the process the better and quicker is to break this habit. Thank you TGuard!

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  14. Christina McKenzie

    We had a wonderful experience and outcome with the tguard finger splint. My 2 year old wore it for 30 days as recommended by the company. He is almost 3 now and hasn’t sucked his fingers since the end of the 30 days. Definitely highly recommended!

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  15. Matt T

    Worked to break the habit, everything else we had tried failed. The sticker chart provides a visual representation of progress and helps encourage the kiddo. Wish we had done this sooner.

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  16. Miriam Ford

    Baby came out of the womb sucking her two middle fingers. Brought the t-gaurd and she was able to break the habit in a little over the span of three weeks at the age of 10 months!!! So glad it worked!

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  17. Jenny Fowler

    The AeroFinger worked better than I would have ever imagined. My 4-yr old wasn’t happy the first night she wore it, but after that it became part of our nighttime routine with no complaints. I noticed that her finger-sucking habit stopped after wearing the AeroFinger for less than one week, although she had gotten so used to her “finger practice” that we wore it for the full 30 days. I highly recommend this to anyone who is frustrated with this habit when bribes and yucky nail polish don’t seem to work.

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  18. Patricia leite da Silva lima

    Eu fiz o pedido, e efetuei o pagamento. Porém não recebir o meu produto ?

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  19. J Nwosu

    A simple, straightforward solution. My 5-year old loved the sticker chart and looked forward to a reward at the end of the process. I appreciated the wise advice about also removing the favorite stuffy that was linked to the sucking habit – this was the trickiest part but incredibly helpful for breaking the habit.

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  20. Kristen Caperna

    This product was amazing. We tried everything to kick the habit from veins to nagging to bad tasting polish. This worked in the first week. We kept it for naps and sleep for the full 30 days but really after the first few days our son realized he could calm himself in other ways and didn’t need to suck his fingers. I would recommend it to anyone needing help breaking their child of the finger sucking habit.

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  21. Courtney McComb

    I was very concerned that the TGuard wouldn’t work, but I am beyond thankful that I’m able to say that it worked beautifully! Our 7yo daughter has Down Syndrome and has sucked both sets of her pointer finger and middle fingers since birth. I had to purchase 2 sets since she favored both hands. She absolutely hated wearing them at first, but we kept them on her 24/7 except to change/clean/dry them at night. She eventually started biting the tips of the guard off, so I had to cut off the loose pieces. But after 4-5 weeks of keeping to this schedule, we began keeping them off during the day and didn’t find her putting her fingers in her mouth!! We kept them on her at night for a few more weeks (bc she soothed herself at night with them), but she did so well we took the off at night too! She has since tried a few times in the last few months to put fingers in, but we just remind her no fingers and she is quick to take them out and leave them out! Thank you TGuard for creating a wonderful product! We definitely refer friends to you when they need help breaking the finger sucking habit!

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  22. Stephanie J. Edgar

    Following the directions and being consistent was key! This was the only thing that helped break our daughter’s finger sucking habit!

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  23. Eileen Innocent

    The concept is good, the device was not uncomfortable for my 2 year old, it came with a cute little chart and reward stickers. However, im not sure how a child would wear this for a month which is what the instructions are (30 day minimum) and its too expensive . I say that because your child will likely need to wear TWO. My child easily figured out she could just pop the other finger from her opposite hand in her mouth.

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  24. Ca

    Habit was broken in about 7 days! Highly recommend!

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  25. Heather Smith

    My daughter was so resistant, and had her fingers in her mouth constantly. I was hopeful but skeptical that any device would work for her very constant habit. It took a month, but it worked! She’s been broken of the habit for 4 months now and I’m so grateful.

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