MOTIVATION IS KEY. This is a concept you will find repeated throughout this website. If your child is not motivated to quit, and you as the parent are not motivated to encourage and reward your child, even develop a program with your child, then there really isn’t any product that will work. As with any life change, breaking a habit is difficult. Especially the thumb sucking habit. The most popular question is how to stop thumb sucking, and the answer is twofold. First, buy the right device for your child that you and them can rely on either as a reminder, or as strong reinforcement; and secondly, create a program with rewards and motivate your child. When you buy a Thumb Buster you get a free calendar and stickers included, so that you and your child can track progress and see results.
If you decide to buy the Thumbusters direct from the manufacturer, and you purchase two, then free shipping is included. Otherwise, Amazon is a great resource.
Here are some select review quotes about Thumbuster at Amazon.com, which gives an average three out of five star rating:
“My 7 year old has had such a hard time breaking the habit. We’ve tried the nail polishes and expensive thumb guards. The nail polish is really for nail biting because it doesn’t work at night, and the thumb guard worked for a while but it wasn’t comfortable enough for her to keep on. We’ve had Thumbusters for about six weeks now and she has not reverted. I like Thumbusters because it’s easy to wash and quick to put on and off. She wore them 24/7 for the first 4 weeks and now only wears it in the evenings. The spandex material pilling now but the thumb buster still works so I’m happy with the purchase and she is proud of herself for stopping thumb sucking. Be advised though, this product will only be effective if your child wants to stop because it is so easily removed.” – four star review
“These Thumbusters are made of stretchable fabric with Velcro that attaches both sides at the wrist. Once your child tries to take it off, the Velcro gets stuck on the fabric and you have to gently try to pull them apart. Even an adult can’t avoid the Velcro getting stuck on the fabric why taking the thumbuster off the child’s hand. You end up with is a fuzzy looking Thumbbuster after about one day’s use. If you are serious about stopping thumb sucking then buy a more robust product.” – one star review
In summary, if you are looking for a nice product that will act a reminder then the Thumb Buster may be a good choice for you. However, if your child has a problem with sucking thumb at night, or is stubborn and really does it a lot, then you should look for a more robust product. Visit this website’s homepage to see and review the best products to stop thumb sucking.
OUR FINAL CONCLUSION
- Thumbusters is not recommended for children who have a hard time quitting thumb sucking, but if your child just needs a reminder and you have a tight budget then this may be for you.
- Inexpensive, colorful, comfortable and washable.
- Kids suck through it, collects slobber and germs, and the material falls apart quickly.