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

1-15 of 27 reviews
  1. It really did get him to stop sucking his left thumb. Now, a month later, he has regressed and is sucking his right thumb

  2. This has been a great product, however we are back to wearing them all the time after a relaps and we need more straps then come with the kit. I wish there was a way to reuse the straps and not have to cut them every time.The straps that come with it aren’t practical for all the preschool painting projects and handwashing he does.

  3. It worked to break the thumb sucking habit for my daughter. The only thing I wish was that it was more affordable. I’d recommend if you really want to break the thumb sucking habit.

  4. It did work although we needed to purchase one for the other hand and use a glove underneath both devices. Our little contortionist could get his thumb out otherwise.

  5. These worked great for our son. It took longer than the suggested time because my son was able to figure out how to slip his thumb out. Once we put 2 bands on, the second around through the thumb, he was able to stop. It’s been a few months now and no turning back!

  6. Worked as intended! I just wish it was easier to wash it while it’s on, without using one of the (extremely rationed, in my opinion, for the price of the kit!) bracelets. I was so nervous that we’d run out of bracelets that I had to try to wash underneath the guard, which thankfully didn’t cause any blisters, but there should be more than 30 bracelets included, especially for toddler sizes! Hard to let them eat independently when you can’t go through a few a day to wash in between meals.

  7. My seven year old really hated wearing these, but was excited for the help to stop sucking her thumbs. After about 2 weeks she was able to stop wearing them during the day. My 4-star review is because we weren’t able to put these on her tight enough to stop of from removing them, without being painful. They really weren’t a wonderful fit, but since she was fairly on board, it was okay.

  8. Hi t-guard worked well for us. Really appreciated. I would give it a 5 stars rating if it were a little bit cheaper. Other than that, it worked beautifuly and my daughter almost instantly stopped sucking her thumb.

  9. This really helped my 5 year old nearly stop thumb sucking. We wore it for longer than 30 days initially and then noticed she sucked her thumb when she was really tired. Now she wears the brace (without the ties) as a regular thing. We will try every few months to see if the habit has stopped. It’s definitely helped SO much.

  10. Put a guard on one thumb, and he sucked the other one at night. Bought another guard, and he sucked his fingers. We ended up having to buy full gloves for nighttime with the guards on top. During the day, he only wore one guard on his main sucking thumb. He broke the habit in about 30 days.

  11. This thing works if you use it consistently. We used it only overnight for about a month.

  12. We gave the guard an extra 4 weeks, 8 weeks in total, and it has broken the habit.

  13. This worked beautifully for my two and a half year old. Four months later he still wears it at night during allergy season when he sometimes still seeks extra comfort but the habit was totally broken during the day after about six weeks. The only reason for four stars instead of five is that it does a limit hand movement quite a bit. My son adjusted by using two fingers to pick things up instead of his thumb. After we quit daytime use, he started using his right hand normally again.

  14. overall pleased. she no longer sucks her thumb during the day and rarely at night. One negative is my child was able to slip her thumb out of the guard. guard was properly placed and tighten but she was able to sneak her thumb out towards end of her use with it

  15. This product worked. It took longer than expected, but it worked. Our daughter is almost three years old, and was a MAJOR thumb addict. Friends of ours used the bitter tasting nail polish with mixed results, and we heard a lot of horror stories of kids having meltdowns over it. What we did, which I super recommend, was we showed her pictures of the Tguard and talked to her about it and got her excited about it, so when we finally got it and put it on her, she felt proud of it because it made her feel like a big girl. She never once complained about it, though I will say the first few days without thumb sucking were quite hard for her emotionally, and car rides especially became very… stressful.
    Giving 4 stars instead of 5 for a few reasons:
    1.) It took two months for her to finally kick the habit. Fortunately, after week one she was totally fine wearing it, and didn’t seem to mind or even notice.
    2.) Though she wasn’t able to take the Tguard off entirely, she was indeed able to get her thumb out of it, even if it was on quite snugly, and she would suck her thumb at night and nap-time. She was very sneaky about it, and we didn’t know she was doing this for about two weeks. It put her hand in an awkward position, so I think she eventually gave up on it since it wasn’t comfortable to suck her thumb that way, and also once we realized she was doing this, we put the bitter polish on her thumb as a further deterrent.
    3.) The band and the Tguard rubbed her skin and gave her a couple blisters, and so we had to use bandages on them for about a week until those went away, and then we loosened up the Tguard quite a bit. She eventually developed some calluses in those spots and didn’t have anymore issues.
    4.) The colors of the bands aren’t great. The green is actually pretty ugly, and our daughter wouldn’t even wear the those ones. Also, there are two shades of pink – like a magenta and a lighter pink. I think they should have more options for color palates – primary colors would be way cuter, and there could be other options like a pink & earth tone palate. We don’t care at all about adhering to the gender binary color norms, but for folks that do, I would imagine that having two pink tones for a boy might be frustrating. Extra bands are pretty expensive, and sometimes you need to use more than one in a day if you need to clean off something sticky or you clipped the wrong hole and made it too loose or tight… not to mention that she wouldn’t even wear the green ones… AND we had to go for a whole extra month, so we had to order two more packs of bands to get through it.
    Ultimately, despite these drawbacks, I can’t imagine anything that could have worked better than the Tguard. Even our pediatrician noted it approvingly when we went took our daughter in for a checkup. I’ve already recommended it to a friend who’s trying to navigate his toddler’s thumb-sucking as well.


TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

4.8
Based on 128 reviews
1-8 of 8 reviews
  1. It definitely worked for my little girl. She sucked on her index and middle finger backwards so we had to do something so her fingers would stop growing curved. It took her a little over a month to fully get over it, but it definitely worked for her. She hasn’t wanted to suck her fingers anymore since then.

  2. We used the thumb guards first and that was successful but then our daughter started sucking her fingers so we got the finger guards but that was also successful! It’s been months now and we haven’t had any more issues! I am so grateful! Thank you! The only thing is, at first she was able to slide her thumbs/fingers out so it was hard to find the right tightness because it was too tight but not tight enough so that was a challenge. But overall this was a fantastic product and I highly recommend it!

  3. After 6 years this broke the habit in about 40 days. Only wearing it at night. It’s worth it for sure. It was safe and easy to use. The draw backs are the wrist bands do not come with enough to really support the length of breaking the habit when the child needs to wear two bands because they can pull their fingers out with just one. The bands through Tguard are very expensive but you can buy cheaper bulk versions just as safe elsewhere. Well worth all of it – nothing else worked and I wish I had started with this and broken it earlier.

  4. My 6 year old sucked two of her fingers, she wanted to stop but we couldn’t find a solution. After less than the 45 days she had completely stopped. Two complaints, 1 the bands gave her a bit of a rash, but if we didn’t put them on tightly, she could slip the t guard off of her fingers, so we dealt with it. Second complaint, she started chewing on the plastic, even breaking off pieces of it, not sure if there was any way to stop it.

  5. The T guard surely change the game in my child’s thumb sucking. It greatly reduced his sucking and he has eventually stopped the habit.
    While the bracelet were colorful, he soon learnt how to manoeuvre it but nonetheless the T guard was wonderful and broke the habit.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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