Stop Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking nail polish DOES NOT WORK

Anti-Nail Biting Polish DOES NOT WORK for thumb suckers.  It is designed for daytime nail biters.

Thumb sucking nail polish was developed for nails, not thumbs.  And works best on adults, as a reminder only. However, with a child, after the initial taste shock wears off they quickly get used to it.

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The most popular brands of stop finger nail biting polish include Mavala Stop, Thum and Hoof Stop the Bite. In addition to being available for purchase online, they can be bought an local stores like Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and so on. They are cheap, so you won’t waste much money trying any of them to stop thumb sucking. However, beware, each time your child is unsuccessful, the less willing they will be to try something different. So we strongly recommend you do you research first to successfully stop thumbsuckers!

The fingernail biting nail polish, regardless of brand, do work – but just not for kids. If an adult who subconsciously puts their fingers or thumb into their mouth, and has the willpower and self motivation to stop, can have great success.

Remember, these products were developed to stop nail biting, which is a day-time habit, not thumb sucking.

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Here are Amazon.com reviews of Mavala Stop, the most popular anti-nail biting nail polish available.

Selected reviews by Thumb Suckers, not Nail Biters:

“Mavala Stop does not work for thumb sucking because the battle is lost at night when sleeping, and that’s the most important. However the product does work in preventing the nail biting from occurring due to the nasty taste not coming off for a few days but what it doesn’t tell you is after it is applied to your nails it gets in the way of eating and preparing food for dinner. The taste of this product gets into the food when prepared and it’s horrific. The stuff rubs off if you have an itch by your mouth and scratch then you get it in your mouth. If you have an itch or something bothering your eye, it gets in your eye. I had to use nail polish remover to get the stuff off so I can cook dinner. This stuff does break the habit but gets in the way of everyday life.” – two stars

“My friend used Mavala Stop anti-nail biting polish for her 10 year old who was always biting his nails while doing homework, and she said it work great! So I tried it on my 7 year old daughter for thumb sucking. I was told that this would help but sadly it did not work. It may not be the products fault that this didn’t work cuz my daughter is known to suck that thumb with great desire. I will try some physical device now.” – one star

“Didn’t do a thing for my thumb sucker. She didn’t even notice it. I added like 3 coats and my daughter still bite her nails and suck her thumb.” – one star

But some children do have success – the motivated ones:thumbs up

“I used Hoof Stop The Bite for two week on my child. It really tastes horrible! That’s why my thumb sucking daughter does not even THINK about sucking her thumb. Now I must admit, she is ready to stop because her older brother makes fun of her. She sucked her thumb even with it the first day because she was still so addicted to the habit. But the second day she wore tired of the bad taste, and she told me how much she wanted to stop! My daughter no longer sucks her thumb, no more worries for me! We used it for about 4 to 5 days straight and it’s not a problem anymore. FINALLY!” – five stars

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