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. 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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  2. Mallory Roberts

    Our son was so excited to use this to break his thumb sucking habit and he was so proud of himself when it worked! We had such a great experience with TGuard and I would recommend it to anyone looking for help with this particular habit!

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  3. Audrey M

    I was skeptical that the TGuard would work, but my older 2-year-old is no longer sucking his thumb after using the device for about a month. He loved the sticker chart and would remind us and his teacher to put on his TGuard at nap and bedtime. I’m impressed and I would recommend this system to anyone struggling with weaning thumb sucking.

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  4. Brook Lundy

    It actually worked. After 30 days, my son stopped.

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  5. CFA

    3 weeks (2 weeks just at nap/night) and a STRONG habit was gone for good. THANK YOU!

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  6. Tabitha Sparrow

    Y’all are heaven sent, my baby stop in 2 weeks I’m so happy and so is she.

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  7. Craig Hawkins

    This product does exactly what it says it will do! My 2-year-old was sucking his thumb in the car, when watching Bluey, and at night before going to sleep. Basically, when he was not physically engaging with something, the thumb would drift into his mouth. Luckily, he is very active, so he wasn’t sucking it much. Still, we wanted to get ahead of the issue before any damage occurred. After about 35 days (5 weeks) of using the AeroThumb, we officially ended our journey to see if it worked. He has now gone 4 weeks without sucking his thumb!
    A few of things I learned:
    –Make sure you order a second set of the wrist bands when you order the original product. You will need them, and you will save yourself shipping costs.
    –Go ahead and order another one of the red locks. We never had to use the backup, but they are not expensive. If the original one breaks, you’ll want to have one on hand.
    –The black snap worked better for us when we threaded the wristband to snap on the top of the wrist instead of underneath. When we snapped it underneath, it rubbed a small place in our son’s hand.*
    *We tried making it one hole looser, and he popped the thumb out. So the tightness was correct. The rubbing was probably due to his wrist size being small and how active he is.
    In short, buy it! It works! Make sure you think about the extras (red lock and additional wrist bands).

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  8. Rebecca Riekert

    My 10 year old has been wanting to stop sucking her thumb in the night and we were at a loss with how to help her when she sleeps. The t-guard was easy to implement and took only a couple days of tough sleep before it became routine to put the guards on and sleep easy. Much more effective than a sock that pulls right off or nasty nail polish that left my child crying and feeling badly. 30 days passed without tears or complaint! I highly recommend this product (2 actually), the cost is worth it and if there is a relapse we know it wasn’t too painful to try again.

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  9. Jena Throne

    Worked great! Within 2 weeks the habit was gone. We kept it on for the full recommended time. Over a year later and the thumb hasn’t gone back in her mouth even once

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  10. Marci Adilman

    I am a speech-language pathologist and know how detrimental non-nutritive sucking can be past 12 months. All of the dental and medical associations say you have longer but at 12 months, a baby needs to have a proper tongue resting position to continue forming the wide palate necessary for ideal breathing. My little guy was pushing 14 months and sucking away. It broke my heart putting this on but after two difficult days/nights, he grew less and less reliant on his thumb for comfort. He wore this all day and, because he’s still so little and couldn’t remove them, had covering pajamas at night. He did get some blistering where the device rubbed, but after about two weeks he wasn’t going for his thumb at all anymore. After three weeks, we stopped using it altogether and just used the PJs at night. By day 30, we used nothing. It’s been a few days past the 30 mark and there is no sign of him going back to thumb sucking. He recently had the biggest tantrum I’ve seen yet when I threw away an apple core (he really wanted to keep eating, stem, seeds, and all). He screamed and cried for about 40 minutes and never noticed his thumb. We did substitute a lovie and/or stuffed animal for comfort at sleep times. I’d recommend this product to anyone concerned about sucking patterns.

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  11. SS

    My 3 year old had been thumb-sucking since 2 weeks old, and broke the habit after about 4 weeks of consistent use. It was a tough transition, but worth it! Highly recommend.

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  12. Dani Marino

    amazing, I did not think anything could work on my 9 year old. this did it 100%

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  13. Natalie P

    Our 7 year old daughter was ready and motivated to stop. When the TGuard arrived in the mail, she wanted to put it on right away, even thought she had been sick the night before. For her, its presence was a reminder of our goal, and helped her not to suck as she was going to sleep. She did chew on the tip so that rough edges came out, which we had to clip and the file down. We also struggled with irritated skin and had to stop it at night and replace with a knit glove in the middle and near the end. So if you are considering, be very aware of the skin condition, and replace the wrist strap often and let it dry well between putting the guard back on. The only other downside to this adventure is that now she bites her nails instead of sucking her thumb.

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  14. Jessica

    Did the job didn’t take too long to break the thumb sucking habit ??

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  15. Flavia

    I would have never imagined to leave such a positive review! In about two months we totally stopped the thumb sucking habit of our son, 2 years and 10 months old. He used to suck his thumb very often throughout the day and especially when going to bed or in uncomfortablesituations. The little stars stickers that come with the aeroguard made it a fun activity for him to see his daily progress and be rewarded, and without even noticing it he lost the habit. I really loved it because it removes all the potential psychological consequences of parents always removing the finger from the mouth or talking about it, instead it becomes something that the child naturally stops doing. Could not recommend it more! I am so glad I ordered it from the US to be shipped all the way to Thailand!Thank you!

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TGuard AeroFinger Reviews

4.8
Based on 48 reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Tiffany Leboeuf

    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.

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  7. Phoebe Vaughan

    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!

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  8. Chara Kiachopoulou

    in two weeks my daughter stopped sucking her finger! I’m very happy?Thank you!

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  9. Mary Clayton

    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!

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  10. Tracey

    It worked! My daughter went from thumb to fingers. I did the full course of treatment and it broke the habit.

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  11. AFoulerReviewer

    We tried stinky bitter nail paint and socks before successfully breaking the 2-finger sucking habit with AeroFinger.

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  12. Terry B.

    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.

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  13. Kerian McFarlane

    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.??

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  14. Caren Jack

    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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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