Stop Thumb Sucking

Nipit Hand Stopper $37

Nipit Hand Stopper

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  • Design Style
PROS: 100% effective when worn, ULTRA soft and comfortable, stays on and keeps hands free, washable.

CONS: Not suitable for babies (kids under 2), one color option.


The Nipit Hand Stopper is for children ages 2-7, and fits elbow circumferences measuring 5″-9″ (14-22 cm). Nipit is the best product to stop thumb sucking because of its innovative design which prevents elbow from bending past 90 degrees and literally stops the thumb from even reaching the mouth. Unlike other devices, Nipit leaves the hands and fingers totally free for play, stays on, and was designed for comfort. It is designed and made by a USA company and found at

thumbsuckerNipit is recommended as the best thumb sucking product because it is truly 100% effective at stopping thumb sucking – by design. Instead of your child having to wear a device on her hand, she wears Nipit around her arm. There are a few benefits to this design that no other anti-thumbsucking product can claim.

Ages 2 – 7

First and most importantly, it includes a “stopper” that is positioned on the inside crook of the elbow. When the hand reaches for the face the stopper is engaged and applies firm pressure to the forearm and upper arm at the same time. There is a cushion pad sewn into the inside so that the stopper won’t hurt. And when the hand gets right up to the face the Nipit totally stops the hand. Imagine laying a deck of cards flat on the inside crease of your elbow and trying to close your arm, it works somewhat like that. The two velcro straps, and adjustable stopper allows you to make adjustments so it perfectly fits your child.

Another unique benefit to this design is that it keeps your child’s hands free, unobstructed. Unlike the T-Guard or hand gloves, Nipit allows your child to use their hands freely to play. It is also designed to be worn under their clothes so they don’t have to suffer any embarrassment, which helps motivate them. The design of Nipit is “superhero” cool, sporting bright red and blue like Superman or Superwoman, that both boys and girls like.

Nipit is washable, but not machine dry-able. The good news is that it is hygenic. And unlike the TGuard or Dr. Thumb, it will not collect slobber, germs and dirt that end up getting sucked on. Nipit is, in our opinion, the best thumb sucking product. Visit the home comparison page to review the best stop thumb sucking products.

  • 100% will stop thumbsucking
  • Comfortable, hands-free design
  • Optional “easylock” for parents
  • not for infants/babies
  • one color option

The Nipit thumb stopper elbow sleeve is fully adjustable and very comfortable, and is the only stop thumb sucking product that works 100% by design – and, it sports child friendly colors. It works well for the motivated child and also for the most stubborn child. When parents research how to stop thumb sucking they find products that should work, but they don’t expect The Unexpected Problem: kids don’t want to stop! Well, not all, but some. It includes an optional “easylock system” and 50 disposable “easylocks.” The easylocks are just zip-ties, and if you need to you can use them to secure the velcro straps in place which prevents the Nipit from being removed. Brilliant! You probably won’t need this feature more than once or twice.

For a long time dentists have recommended using the ACE bandage wrapped around the elbow as an elbow sleeve to help thumbsuckers. The problem with that is that it is difficult to get the bandage on right and kids easily take it off. Nipit is essentially just an improvement on that time-tested, dentist recommended method. This is why dentists recommend Nipit.

Dentists and pediatricians recommend that children stop finger sucking and thumbsucking as early as age 2. However, once the adult teeth come in around 5-6 years old it becomes extremely important to stop.

Inside the box you get 1 Nipit hand stopper to stop thumbsucking, 1 Parent Success Guide, Success Chart + 48 Stickers, and 20 easylocks.

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Nipit stops the thumb from reaching the mouth by limiting the elbow from bending past 90 degrees, and is therefore 100% effective, and the optional childproof easylock system lets parent be in total control.
Effective, adjustable, comfortable, washable, can be discreetly worn under clothes, superhero colors.
Does not fit small babies (under 2) or extra large children (over 7), one color option.


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  1. Bought my nipit on Amazon for $37 + shipping. Works great. I did a lot of research before buying and chose nipit. My 5 year old daughter stopped thumb sucking in 5 days. The first two nights she had a hard time falling alseep. But she kept wearing nipit because she wanted to quit and saw herself that it was working. I gave her lots of encouragement and praise.

  2. I loved this hand stopper product. It is so cute and also functional. Lots of uses for this in addition to stopping thumb sucking. I have two kids, 4 and 9. The eldest really watned to know how to stop thumb sucking because of pressure from his friend. We tried a bad tasting nail polish called mavala stop and it just did not work. Then we got nipit and immediately it was clear that he would quit and he was so excited knowing that he would be successful. So now my 4 year old is using nipit to help her stop twirling her hair!

  3. This article and many other on your blog are very interesting.
    Thanks for the recommendations. I started out on the cheap side and went with a nail polish like mavala stop, cheaper than hoof stop the bite even, i think paid about $2. That was a total waste, mostly of my time. Now I’m going to try “the best”.

  4. Amazing product! What a great idea!

  5. I purchased this nipit hand stopper for my nephew. I never in a million years would have thought that he would stop sucking his thumb within one week he stopped. Thank you so much for your amazing idea. he has stopped sucking his thumb and the dentist is very pleased with his teeth. Not to mention now I’m the favorite aunt 🙂

  6. I bought nipit on Amazon a week ago to stop finger sucking with my three year old. It is a little big for her but it totally works. She actually seems to like wearing it. And although she can it is pretty awkward (might be because she’s only just turned three years old), so I have to take it off to feed her. Its a really good product and definitely stops finger sucking, and way better than anything else I found. And for the price it is a great deal.

  7. Please I need 2 nipit handstopper for my twins. I am living in South Africa. Can you please send me 2 of it to South Africa I will pay inadvance.
    Please let me know via email. talnelson@
    Talitha Nelson

    • South Africa! I don’t know if Nipit will ship their thumb sucking product that far but you can certainly ask them. Here is the link Good luck

  8. Hi
    Thanks for great idea,
    Just for my 2 years old baby who is very very skinny and small, I can’t use it?
    So what can I do?

    • Hi Hadis. Two years old is pretty small, but Nipit will work because it simply goes around the arm and prevents the arm from bending. It will appear somewhat big but should fit. Nipit says it is for ages starting at two. You are smart to attack the thumb sucking problems this early, the younger the better. At age two your child won’t be able to remove it so it will just work.

  9. We bought Nipit the Hand Stopper on over Thanksgiving, after trying two other methods. Nipit is the best that I’ve tried and it has been on month and it seems to have worked – it took three weeks. BUT you have to learn how to get it positioned right. If it isn’t on right it does not work well, when it is worn correctly it does. Just takes some learning. I first unsuccessfully tried the bitter nail polish Mavala Stop, which just did not work at night when the problem is at its worst. Then I spent a few bucks more on the thumbuster guard, but that was just easily removed. And at night my son actually sucked right through it until it was saturated. On the other hand Nipit hand stopper did work to quit the thumb sucking habit because it worked during the day and night. During the day you may need to readjust periodically, especially if your child unconsciously (or consciously) squirms around. Giving it four stars instead of five because it took me a while to figure out how tight to make it and get it aligned just right.

  10. My 11 year old is fighting this sucking battle . Amazon shows they are currently not selling this product. Where else can I get it?

  11. Does anyone know wher I can get one. Amazon says out of stock. I tried emailing the company but their email is not working. I have a firt grade son who always has his thumb in his mouth. He stopped for about 6 months but when school started he started up again. He wants to stop but can’t. Kids tease him about it. He asks everyday for a week now of I got him one yet. I have tried everythin else.

  12. Hi, the Amazon Nipit store appear to be in-and-out of inventory. This is probably because they are made in a home-business. I just checked and they appear to be back in stock as of today, although they increased the price by $6. You’ll find the link above takes you right to their Amazon store.
    Your story is common, and your child is at the right age to quit. Usually peer pressure helps motivate kids to want to quit, and motivation is KEY! Tell him he is a super-hero when wearing it!

  13. Please, I need this so bad. The product is not available anymore on Amazon. How can I get one, I don’t care if it’s used. My 2 yrs old has a wound on his thumb from suckling it and he’s still sucking even with the wound.

  14. Any ideas where I can buy this product? It seems to be out of stock on amazon. I have tried two other types of thumb guards on my five year old and she manages to squeeze her thumb out so this was our last hope!

  15. Looks like the Amazon store started carrying the Nipit Hand Stopper again. The company made improvements and now includes a Parent Success Guide and motivational Stickers. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to straight to the Amazon store.

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