Stop Thumb Sucking

Nipit Hand Stopper $37

Nipit Hand Stopper

  • Effectiveness
  • Comfort
  • Price
  • Ease of Use
  • 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 3), one color option.


The Nipit Hand Stopper is for children ages 3-9, 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 3 – 9

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 instructions, 1 tips guide, and 50 easylocks.

logo thumbs up


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 babies or extra large children (over 9), one color option.


Review Date
Reviewed Item
Nipit Hand Stopper
Author Rating

Leave a Comment

Website Security Test