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. Ellen Arnold

    I have to say I wasn’t sure anything was going to stop my kids from sucking their thumbs. Their (pediatric) dentist even told me not to bother with it these types of appliances or nail polishes or anything, that they will stop when they’re ready. Well I am so glad that I gave the tguard aero thumb a chance. Yes it is a bit pricey, but it works and the company will work with you if the size is wrong. Let me save you the trouble, just buy 2. My daughter (5) has only ever sucked her left thumb so I tried to get away with just buying 1 for her. Well she had no problem switching thumbs. Regardless it has been less than the 30 days and both her and my son (3) have completely stopped sucking their thumbs during the day. I don’t even have to put the appliances on them anymore during the day. I do still continue to use them at night because I can’t see if they are sucking at night in their sleep due to habit. I plan on using them at night for a while until I know for sure they aren’t sucking their thumbs.
    Long story short if you’re thinking about trying the aero thumb, just do it it’s worth the money.
    The appliances also never bothered either one of my children.
    Thank you tguard!

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  2. KA

    So thankful I found tguard for my twins. We went a few days after the 30days. My girls actually asked for it to be put back on each time we had to clean it. No more thumb sucking

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  3. Christie Friestad

    It works! After trying every hack and method for years to break my daughters all day thumb sucking habit, TGuard was the winner. We put one on both her hands because she WAS an ambidextrous thumb sucker. What I loved was that it didn’t hinder her normal activities, like coloring, swimming, or eating. It can get wet without needing to be “changed”. I’m telling my friends to use this product. It’s worth the investment.

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  4. Oyinkansola Olatunji

    This product worked for my 1 year old in just 20 days!!! When I say it’s fantastic. Believe me. First week he cried and broke out in hives as he was a prolific thumb suckered but boy did this work. Didn’t even finish the wristbands
    A I highly recommend

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  5. Melissa Ogden

    Best option available!!! Worth every penny. We tried the arm brace that doesn’t allow them to bend their arm all the way and it didn’t work (because they can still suck their thumb), we’ve tried coating his thumb with something sour, and even scolding him but nothing stuck… Until we tried the TGuard. Our son was persistent enough that 3 weeks wasn’t enough so we ended up leaving it on for over a month (we periodically took it off to thoroughly clean it and give him a chance but he proved several times that he wasn’t ready for it to be taken off). We have extra straps because we would keep one on for several days before cutting it off and changing it. Highly recommend! Our son was pushing his teeth out already and he was still 2 when first got it so hopefully any damage he caused won’t affect his permanent teeth too much.

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  6. Brooke Canchola

    The thumb guard works really well. The guard did cause a really bad burn/rash. We only got to use the guard for 11 days. It did stop her from sucking her thumb, but we had to stop using the product.

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    • TGuard Support

      We have since reached out to this customer to address the reason for the rash, which happened to be because the size was too small. We have since sent the customer a replacement appliance in the medium size, which is fitting better.

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  7. Steph

    This is expensive. We purchased 2 of these hoping to help. Our son is very smart and figured the weak points on these and worked at it. This is not worth trying because they only give you 30 days. We gave this 7 months and kept buying the bands as well. Long story short, we are out $160 and our son is still sucking his thumb. What a big disappointment!

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  8. Dhaval Patel

    My 3 years old one sucking her thumb since 9 months old! We purchased thumb gaurd for both hands to make sure that she would not start sucking her other thumb . She is fully out of this habit in 6 weeks. Thanks a lot.

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  9. Yerlie Zacharie

    My daughter is 2 years old and begin sucking her thumb at 11 months old. I tried everything for her to stop but they all were not successful. Once i saw the commercial for the Tguard i decided to give them a try. I told my daughter it is a finder toy. I must say after 22 days she stopped sucking her thumb. It works. I am very satisfied. She is now 3 months old and has not even tried to put her finger back in her mouth. If you are consistent with it they will stop. I highly recommend it.

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  10. Ivrielle Dworkis

    First, I’d like to give accolades to the customer service for the products. They are quick to respond, thoughtful, and extremely accommodating to requests.
    We used the older version of both the thumb guard and finger guard with our twins over 5 years ago and it was the ONLY thing that got them to stop sucking! Due to the success we had then, we’re using the upgraded Aero thumb guard with our now 2 year old. Looking forward to finally being done with thumbsucking! Thanks, T-Guard!

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  11. Lili Lee

    LO finally stopped sucking her thumb! It took us 45 days. We took off the guard at 30 days and caught her sucking her thumb at naptime the next day and quickly put it back on. It’s a week after the 45 day mark and she hasn’t sucked her thumb. Product itself is pricey but totally worth it. Quality is good, but if you ever have any issues, the customer service is excellent. Be sure to check your spam box if you email them and don’t seem to get a response. They actually went the extra mile and called me when I emailed a second time. A+ for service.

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  12. Louise Rosales

    I was excited about this product. But my 1 year old has been wearing it two days and I noticed the product cutting in to her skin. I use the tight setting at first but thought it would cut of circulation in her hand so I loosen it only to see her thumb was getting cut from the plastic. I ignored the babies behavior for two nights thinking she just wanted her thumb but she was probably trying to tell me it was uncomfortable and hurting. I think a slip for the thumb should also come with product for better comfort.

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    • TGuard Support

      Hi Louise,
      Please reach out to us: the device, when properly adjusted, should not cause any marks at all. If the device is cutting into the skin, it must be loosened. It is best to remove the device daily and inspect the skin yourself to see if there are any signs that the device is not adjusted well.
      We would be happy to troubleshoot this issue and extend your warranty.
      Kind regards,
      MED et al, Inc.

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  13. Virginia M

    The T-guard worked brilliantly for us. My 4 yo sucked both thumbs (so we bought two) and he fully kicked the habit within 30 days. He loved choosing the coloured ties each night. We did the full 30 nights and didn’t have any issues with durability of the guards. He only needed to do 3 or 4 days at the start with the guards on all the times but we continued to put them on at times when he was likely to fall asleep (like in the car) within the 30 days. We had tried band-aids and cloth wraps before this, and neither worked. The tguard helped kick the habit and heal the skin on his thumbs which had become almost raw from constant sucking. 100% recommend.

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  14. Liz Loring

    Mother of a 9 year old boy: Amazing! We noticed the day time habit had stopped after 1 week and the nighttime habit stopped after only 2 weeks. Its been about three weeks and for the past 3 nights we’ve allowed him to sleep without it and there is NO THUMB SUCKING! We’d been fighting this battle for so long and I was skeptical but I was wrong! I am so grateful for this product and my son is so proud of himself!

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  15. Tearris Washington

    My 20 month old had been sucking her thumb excessively since she was 4 months old. Thumb guard broke the habit within 3 week. I’m so happy that I found this product! Well worth the money!

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TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

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  1. Diane Neptune

    My almost 5 year old grandson has been sucking the 2 fingers next to his thumb on his left hand since early childhood. It had become an unconscious behavior which was very difficult to stop. His parents tried everything to discourage this but with no success.
    One day I saw an ad for the TGuard AeroFinger product and ordered it immediately. My grandson did not fight having it on and LOVED the chart where every day he was able to record his progress. The finger sucking stopped within the first days but he developed a new habit of chewing on the finger guard.
    David, our customer support person, worked with me to make sure the device was on properly and even sent us a replacement which was definitely needed. I am happy to say that our grandson finished his regimen and no longer sucks or chews his fingers. We are thrilled and so is he. 😍
    I HIGHLY recommend this product and encourage parents to talk to the support team if you are having any issues. They are amazing to work with. 🙌🙌

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  2. joyceline E

    My daughter was the one seen in ultrasound sucking her fingers. She is 4 years old now and I felt it was time to stop the finger sucking. She sucks her index fingers and middle finger together and starting to have an overbite now. My daughter was the kid that sucks her fingers about 20 hours a day throughout the day. I was skeptical about the TGuard and bought the TGuard and after 3 weeks of consistency, I have to say she has stopped sucking her fingers. Have to give rewards and let the child pick their band colors and get the siblings involved as well. I work overnight so my oldest daughter helped too. Everyone in the house was telling her how good she is doing and clapping and hi fives and dollar tree treats lol.

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  3. Luiza S Khan

    My child was 2.5 and chronically sucking fingers on both hands which was affecting her speech as well as her tooth development. After using this product for 5 weeks her finger sucking is completely gone and she completely stopped putting toys in her mouth. We used one device on each hand and she was able to perform most tasks with minimal complications with the exception of eating. We had to help her with that for a few weeks but it was definitely worth it. She is speaking much better and her teeth appear much straighter than before treatment. She never had too much of a problem with the devices other than her hand was a little small and even the smallest device would sometimes be dislodged. Other than a few times of having to re-apply the device during the day we had no issues. She enjoyed picking out her band colors each night and never complained about it. She did complain when we stopped the treatment as to why we were no longer putting bands on her because it had become such an important part of her day. It is definitely worth the money and we were so glad that it only took a few weeks to break a habit that was so ingrained. It has been a month now without them and she has not tried once to put her fingers back in her mouth.

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  4. Taylor M Hayes

    My Daughter only had to use this for 2 weeks and she hasn’t sucked her fingers since. We got this about a month ago so I definitely say this works. We tried hot sauce, tape, a winter glove, the polish that tastes gross etc. I mean anything we tried didn’t work. Shes 5 years old and has done it since birth. Thank you!!!!

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  5. Sheena T

    My son was a thumb sucker and my daughter was a finger sucker. I started Tguard classic for my son when he was 2 years and 8 months. The first time I put the Tguard on my son he removed it in 2 minutes and gave me the most evil laugh with his hands on the hip. I gave him a break and tried again after a month. He did not suck for a while but started thumbsucking again. I talked to him and showed him pictures of beautiful teeth and tried to convince him to wear Tguard again. Finally he gave in. He did not thumb suck for a whole year and started slowly when he started first grade but I talking to him again and he stopped it forever. He is 9 years old now and has not sucked his thumb ever since.
    My daughter was sucking her finger ever since she was born. I started using Aerofinger at 2 years . I tried the same method that i did with my son but she was very strong willed and hard to break. Honestly by that time I lost all my energy fighting with my son that i was a little easy on her. I tried again when she was three but there was no results. I thought she might stop when she starts school but she never did as she saw other children thumb sucking in her class. I tried Aero finger again when she turned six and she was ready to quit in 2 weeks but I was scared she would not be able to resist the temptation so I kept the Aero finger for a month until she finished the rewards chart. Also I had applied Mavala stop on her fingers and over the aero finger while she napped. Since then it has been a few months and she has never finger sucked. We threw her a small party and gave her favorite toy. I wish I had been aggressive with her like my son. Her finger sucking has caused a slight jaw deformation.

    Thank you T guard for the wonderful products without which it would have been impossible to stop the habit. I shared our success story with our pediatrician and dentist.

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  6. Artyom

    Thanks. For 3 weeks, my daughter completely quit the habit of sucking her thumb. In Russia, I did not find analogues. A very worthy effect in just 3 weeks.

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  7. S.

    My daughter was diagnosed with leukemia 1 week after her second Birthday. With the low immunity, any small opening of the skin can become a big infection. The finger sucking habit became an issue when she repeatedly had to be put on antibiotics because of those little wounds in her fingers. We are so pleased with the Aerofinger, she is off the antibiotics now! I just wish the bracelets were less expensive. She uses many per day as we have to wash her hands very well to prevent infection. The recommendation to wash hands while wearing the device doesn’t work in her special case. Make those bracelets cheaper! Too many medical bills to pay here!

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  8. Joe

    My 2.5 year old boy used it. The first night was so heart breaking watching my boy hating the guard. But after 3 days, he was ok with it. It’s really up to the parents to stick with the plan! Our boy worn this for 2 weeks straight, and the figure sucking habit was completely gone. He is 4 now, and he doesn’t even remember once upon a time he used to suck his fingers all day.

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  9. Megan Fruchte

    Great product! My 22 month old was sucking his index and middle finger constantly. He threw fits the first day we put this on but was compliant after that. He wore it about 22 hrs a day for 7 days and does not even act like he remembers how to suck his fingers anymore. I highly recommend!

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