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

4.6
Based on 166 reviews
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  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. 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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  14. 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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  15. Kelly Mileski

    After trying multiple other tactics to break my sons thumb sucking habit, his dentist recommended the T-guard. And it worked!! After about 1 week he was no longer sucking his thumb during the day and after about 3 weeks he wasn’t sucking his thumb day or night!

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TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

4.8
Based on 48 reviews
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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Ca

    Habit was broken in about 7 days! Highly recommend!

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  20. 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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  21. Ashley Rhorer

    I was not convinced this product would work, as my 5 year old daughter had such a severe dependency on sucking her finger. Morning, noon and night, it was a constant I thought we would NEVER break. I was so frustrated I was not convinced any product would work, but we gave this a go. We committed to 60 days of wearing the device, vs. the 45 they recommend just to be extra sure the habit was old news. She is now habit-free for 4 months with no signs of interest in her old habit whatsoever. I am so happy, if you feel like no other options will work… you’ve found the right product!

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  22. Evelyn Mba

    First week of TGUARD AeroThumb wasn’t easy but we got through it for 2 and half months, for my 4 years old, we completed the first packet, and he stopped sucking for 2 weeks, but went back to sucking again, we reordered the strap and used it for about 2 weeks and he finally quit. So it worked but you have to be consistent with it.

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  23. Leah Bolander

    It really works. We had excellent luck with both the AeroThumb and AeroFinger working on both of my kids. In Nov 2021 we decided it was time for our 5 year old and 2.5 year old to kick their finger and thumb sucking habits so we wouldn’t have any issues in the future. We tackled both at the same time and did it together. As a family talked about it for a bit getting the kids used to the idea of a tool that would help remind them they were big kids and that got them into the mind set of wanting to stop. After the products arrived my kids were actually so excited to get started (we didn’t have any real push back – crazy), we followed the plan timeline, used the chart and stickers, worked with the kids to come up with a fun incentive for each child if they successfully completed the program. And I’m happy to report that both kids no longer have thumb and finger sucking habits. The kids got to the point where they wore them at nap and bedtime only because they broke the need. Honestly, it was almost too easy! We haven’t had any regression issues 8 months later. As parents we are thrilled. The concept and idea didn’t go over well with opinions of others like daycare and family who wanted to see them give it up on their own terms, but if we hadn’t stood our ground I know we’d still be trying to break the habit. My kids are healthier now because we aren’t putting germy hands in our mouth at all hours of the day and our dentist has been so surprised we were able to stop in 30-45 days. Highly recommend.

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  24. Harry Daley

    Similar to other reviewers, I was sure my son would never stop sucking his fingers. From 2 months until 3.5 years old practically every picture we have of him he had his two middle fingers in his mouth. We had made some minor progress through the day before the t-gaurd but not much and he still kept them in all night. We stumbled across the aero-finger and pulled the trigger looking for any last hope we could break the habit. We followed the directions and the sticker based tracking system (with the promise of a paw patrol fire truck after 40 nights) and within the first 10 days he had the habit broke. We kept it going until the end nonetheless and at about day 20 he had a funny moment where he couldn’t even remember which hand or fingers he used to suck. It has been 8 months without using the aero-finger and he hasn’t had his hands anywhere near his mouth..
    A life saver that I would 100% recommend.

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  25. Julie Delorme

    Je le recommande totalement! Ça fonctionné à 100%
    Ma fille de 4 ans mettait ses 3 doigts dans sa bouche pour se réconforter très très souvent. Elle voulait arrêter mais disait ne pas savoir comment, c’était plus fort qu’elle. Puis, durant les vacances de Noël, nous avons mis le tguard, au début les 3-4 premiers jours, c’était comme un sevrage, c’était difficile, elle pleurait mais après c’est devenu correct et sans gêne. Nous l’avons mis sans arrêt, jour et nuit, durant 3 semaines environ (le temps des vacances) et puis je ne l’ai plus jamais revue mettre ses 3 doigts dans sa bouche. Cela, fait 7 mois maintenant qu’elle n’a plus cette mauvaise habitude. Le produit est résistant, et au début il demande un peu de temps pour trouvé le bon ajustement mais , par la suite cela se fait rapidement.

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