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.
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TGuard AeroFinger Reviews
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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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.
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.
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!
Following the directions and being consistent was key! This was the only thing that helped break our daughter’s finger sucking habit!
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.
Habit was broken in about 7 days! Highly recommend!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worked for my daughter. Took about 3 weeks of consistent use to be effective. Would like more wristbands included. We did not have her wear it to school as it was her writing hand.
This was the only guard that my three year old could not remove or destroy. He loved the star chart that was included and we had a lot of fun in the process of wearing this making it a game to find which fingers go inside. His habit was gone in about three months of wearing this every time he slept. I highly recommend this product!
in two weeks my daughter stopped sucking her finger! I’m very happy?Thank you!
My daughter sucked 2 fingers on each hand interchangeably for 4 years. We tried painting yucky stuff on her fingers, cloth mitts supposedly designed for finger sucking, and all sorts of reward systems. Nothing worked at all, so we were skeptical of the Tguard. The first few nights were rough, but within a week she was not trying to get them off and was excited to put a sticker on her chart every morning. After 2 weeks we started napping without the guards so I could monitor her, and she did not suck her fingers at all. We left them on at night for another 2 weeks just to ensure the habit was broken and have never had the issue again. This product worked great for us!
It worked! My daughter went from thumb to fingers. I did the full course of treatment and it broke the habit.
We tried stinky bitter nail paint and socks before successfully breaking the 2-finger sucking habit with AeroFinger.
My son gave up the pacifier for his two fingers very early. Every emotion elicited finger sucking. Sleep was only achieved with finger sucking. I was out of options but somehow found this product. My son didn’t even make it through the entire plan. In less than 3 weeks he was done finger sucking. We were also lucky that masks were required at school so that also helped keep the fingers away. I highly recommend this item, it actually works.
This definitely got the job of no finger sucking done…I would definitely recommend this to any parent struggling with trying to get kids to stop sucking their fingers. My son stopped sucking his finger within 2 months, if so long, but it was a little over a month but less than 2 months to be exact. It was recommended by his dentist and it definitely got the job done.??
This product looks silly and seems like a hoax when looking at the product and reading about it, but it was the best thing we could ever have done for our child and his thumbsucking habit. My son used to suck his finger and then moved to his thumb and would switch between his two thumbs. He was 4 years old and thumb sucked every minute he could, even subconsciously while sleeping. We had enough of it because it is not socially accepted and his teeth were getting ruined. We had tried all the methods you read about to stop thumb sucking (hot sauce, sour, soap, gum, etc) and none of them worked until we used this product. We were amazed at how well it worked and have recommended and would recommend it to anyone that is suffering the same problem.
My daughter wore this for 3 days straight and was completely broken from the habit. Every child is different, of course, and she was ready to quit also. My daughter is 9 and has been thumb free for a couple months now! Highly recommend.
My daughter had been sucking her thumb from birth until 6 yrs of age. Neither our pediatrician or dentist offered any real solutions for us to try. We were just told “It’s a very hard habit to break”. No amount of reasoning, positive feedback, or negative feedback could help her break the thumb-sucking habit. We could see her thumb sucking altering her palate so I found t-guard and decided we really couldn’t lose. I bought 2, since she would suck right and left thumbs. We set up the motivational chart for her. Within 2 weeks she stopped sucking her thumb. She stopped wearing the guards the 3rd week of treatment. Shes now 3 months out from treatment and hasn’t returned to thumb-sucking. We were very consistent with the plan especially the first few weeks. I was very pleased with this products and how it worked to help our daughter. Sad it took us so long to find this. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who struggles with helping their child break the thumb-sucking habit!
We used the AeroThumb for our daughter because her thumb sucking was being to affect her front teeth. I explained to her the purpose of it and showed her pictures of what could happen if she kept sucking her thumb. She was all on board and understood that this was a positive tool to help her! The star chart helped a lot. She stopped sucking her thumb within only a few days but we continued to use the chart to the end to ensure the habit was broken. The guard itself is a small part of the total package. The habit is broken through positive reinforcement, all of which is explained in the enclosed materials.
Aerothumb helped our toddler (2.5 yrs) to overcome the thumb sucking problem after 30 days continuous usage. Color bands motivated our baby to select a color each day and wear it without any fuss.
This worked like a charm. Our dentist recommended it and we began using it at night only. My 8yo has finally broken the habit!
Absolutely incredible product. Our nearly 3 year old daughter sucked her thumb about 70% of the day before using the T-Guard and literally hasn’t put it anywhere near her mouth since completing the 30 days wearing it. We recommend the product to everyone and cannot rate it highly enough. The guard is soft and flexible, making it very comfortable to wear, plus the brightly coloured straps made the process that bit more exciting for our little one.
These worked so well , would recommend to anyone !!
Broke the habit for our willful 5 year old! Wish we’d tried it sooner.
It’s work great
Great product. It did take more than 30 days (90 days), but we have finally kicked the habit!!!
I used the T Guard with my 4.5-year-old and 2.5-year-old at the same time and I think that their mutual support helped each other. They used to suck their thumbs out of boredom, when afraid, when upset, when tired, when watching TV, and definitely all night. All the time! They wore the T Guards about 35 days with dollar-store prizes they could draw from a bag at the end of each week, which they loved.
I do have to mention that while the product is great, the process is very challenging. My kids didn’t have great alternatives for calming down and especially for falling asleep. It was goodbye to naptime for both of them, and my daughter actually woke up with nightmares for about 3 nights. Forget about going on any overnight trips; during Week 2 of T Guard my son had the worst night of sleep since he was a newborn with being in a new place without his thumb.
About two months have passed, and they both do not suck their thumbs during the day! I have caught my 5-year-old biting on her thumb nail during TV time occasionally and I have noticed my 3-year-old sucking when he falls asleep in the car, so I assume he might suck it at night sometimes (haven’t caught it in action yet) and am considering doing another round of just nighttime T Guard.
Overall, I am pleased with the experience and I’m going to do it again with our third baby, who is also a thumb sucker, when she is a little older. Right now she’s too cute and her thumb is too darn useful!
-No nagging; the T Guard stops them from sucking for you!
-Easy to use
-Flexible, good quality
-The sticker chart is useful
-Gets stinky after a week or so no matter how much soap you use
-Caused a little rubbing and rash on my son’s hand
-Would have appreciated a little training brochure on how to help your kid find other methods to self-soothe or at least some warning that this was going to rock their little worlds!
This product worked exactly as directed! Miracle!
The tguard aero thumb helped my daughter kick the habit just in time for starting Pre-k. Before this she constantly sucked her thumb when sleeping and relaxing. We had tried multiple other things that didn’t help at all so we were so happy to have this option!
We contacted the company with our concerns that our daughter was able to slip her thumb out. We were given advise such as “use a popsicle stick” But she still figured out how to remove her thumb. We even hid the scissors from her so she couldn’t cut off the guard when we weren’t looking. However, she still found a way to remove it and “hid” it in the garbage. We again reached out to the company but were told we needed to return the product to get a refund. Well, it was in the garbage so we couldn’t return it. I was disappointed that the “money back guarantee” was not honored. We otherwise liked the product and wanted to give it another chance with a different size but weren’t willing to spend another $50 on something she might throw in the trash once again. Very disappointed.
Our 9-year old stuck diligently to the program for 30 days and no longer sucks his thumb! We are thrilled that this was the answer after so many failed attempts. Highly recommend!