INTRODUCING HANDAID, THE #1 STOP THUMB SUCKING PRODUCT IN THE WORLD.
The Handaid is for parents who are truly serious about helping their child stop thumb sucking.
Our Patented Behavioral Aversion Strip keeps the thumb out of the mouth
Made in the U.S.
For ages 6 months to Adult
The Handaid is custom-made to fit to the exact size of your child's hand
Patented childproof /child-safe closure
Fits comfortably without causing any pain or irritation
Allows full use and motion of hand
OVER 99% SUCCESS RATE; NO OTHER PRODUCT CAN MAKE THAT CLAIM
What is Handaid?
Like most successful ideas, Handaid was born out of necessity. We realized that our 3 year old son was
not going to stop his thumb sucking habit on his own. After trying the basic drugstore products (nail
polish, hot sauce etc.) we went to the internet for help. We tried several products and received the
same results. It was time to find a solution that was tailor made to our son’s habit. His mother was
instrumental when it came to making the first Handaid. She did not want our son Mike to experience
any pain or discomfort and she was concerned about how any device would interfere with the use
of his hand at this age. I was confident that I could make a device that would work. The challenge
was concentrating on the 2 key issues that his mom had… make it painless and don’t let it impede
the use of the hand. The first Handaid worked so well for our son that we found ourselves making it
for other families that were experiencing the same problems with one of their children. After several
modifications with the strap, the closure, even the color of the fabric, the Handaid is now the best
thumb and finger sucking product on the market due to a custom made approach to this difficult
problem. It has a success rate of over 99%; no other product can say that.
At what age should my child stop thumb sucking?
The short answer is “as soon as possible”. 15 to 30 months is the easiest time for the child and
the parent. At this age, most children have a very short attention span and they will give up the
thumb or finger sucking habit without too much resistance and won’t go back to it. As they get
older, they grow attachments to habits easier because they are better able to
compartmentalize their reasons for doing it. Understand that what I have said up until now
refers only to damage that can be caused to the child’s teeth. From birth thru age 4 there are
many other dangers that thumb sucking can cause. Displacement of the tongue can cause
breathing restrictions. Many children hold their thumb in their mouth with their tongue causing
a “strengthening” of the muscles in the tongue. This is known in medical terms as a tongue
thrust. This tongue thrust may cause problems with your child’s speech. They can develop
problems pronouncing words containing the letters D, T and L. Children that thumb suck are
more susceptible to colds, flu’s and many other diseases simply by putting a tainted thumb in
their mouth. In short, there is no safe age to allow any child the habit of thumb or finger
sucking. Ages 4 thru 6 are the worst years for your child to be thumb sucking because the
permanent teeth are arriving. The end result can be devastating to the alignment of those
permanent teeth. After age 6, the focus evolves from an emphasis on physical problems to
emotional problems. The child is now in school and quickly realizes that they are the minority
when it comes to their habit. They can become somewhat inward and reclusive because of the
teasing from other children. They continue their habit only when they are alone or feel they are
not being watched. They will pick spots where they can be by themselves. The parent has little
knowledge of this because when the child is home they are in their sanctuary where mom and
dad always pretend that it is ok to thumb suck. By this age, the child now has doubts as to
whether it is ok to thumb suck. Even the parents are starting to wonder how to stop thumb
sucking and giving signs to their child that it may no longer be ok to continue doing something
that was always ok to do before. The child grows even more dependent on thumb sucking to
the extent that it has now gone from a habit to an addiction. As they get older, most children
actually want to stop but can’t do it by themselves. Nothing good can come from this habit and
it is my advice that you stop your child’s habit as soon as possible.
STOP THE HABIT; NOT THE HABIT.
The best way to cure your child’s habit is to incorporate a plan that focuses on the immediate
problem only without causing another problem. Thumb sucking remedies are worthless if
they interfere with the normal use of their thumb and even worse, their hand. Tie your child’s
hand behind their back and then tell them to go on with their normal day. The child is going
to let you know immediately that they can’t use their hand and will continue to scream this
information at you until you untie it. Well, this is what happens when you put most thumb or
finger sucking devices on your child’s hand. Yes, they can’t suck their thumb. But, the bigger
distraction is that they can’t use their thumb. The HANDAID covers only the bottom two thirds
of the thumb. The top third is uncovered so your child can hold a pencil, a spoon, type on
the computer or use a cell phone. The only thing they can’t do is suck their thumb. Your child
adapts to the custom fit quickly and the only time that they know that it is there is when they
try to thumb suck. This is just one of HANDAID’S unique features which helps put you on the
fast track to a thumb or finger sucking cure.
CONSULTING A PROFESSIONAL
When you search the internet for “how to stop sucking your thumb”, you find many directions
that you can go for advice. Keep in mind that Orthodontists and Pediatric Dentists are
somewhat at a disadvantage because their expertice is with the permanent teeth not the baby
teeth. They can offer you many solutions and dental products which will stop these habits. But
all of them need to be installed in the mouth and attached/wired to”permanent” teeth. Your
3 year old child still has most of their baby teeth. And, 3 years is the age when most parents
start searching for solutions on how to stop thumb sucking. Your child’s pediatrician would be
a better source of information for parents with children under the ages of 6.