Handaid Frequently Asked Questions
THERE ARE OTHER DEVICES ON THE MARKET THAT COST LESS. WHY SHOULD I BUY THE HANDAID?
The HandAid is for parents who are serious about getting their child to stop the dependency to thumb and finger sucking.
HandAid is not a toy that looks cute on their thumb/fingers and it is not mass-manufactured in China from harmful plastics. Each HandAid is individually custom-made for each child so that it fits comfortably and is less distracting to them. This custom fit helps ensure their success. Also, your child loses considerable use of their hand with most of the other devices that are on the market. The HandAid does not in any way impede the use of your child's hand, making it far less distracting and therefore helpful in achieving their success. The HandAid has a proven 99% success rate...with a full money back guarantee!*
*Based on sales versus refunds. Data available upon request.
DO I TAKE THE HANDAID OFF MY CHILD WHEN HE GOES TO SCHOOL OR DAYCARE?
No! The HandAid will not work if you are going to only use it occasionally. The HandAid stays on your child's hand 24/7 until your child has lost their dependency on thumb/finger sucking.
We have a variety of color tones that we choose from to blend in with your Child's skin. This makes it less obvious than other devices.
EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE TRIED IN THE PAST HAS NOT WORKED BECAUSE MY CHILD WAS ABLE TO REMOVE IT. HOW DOES THE HANDAID STAY ON?
The HandAid has a patented child-proof closure system which the child cannot open without adult assistance.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY CHILD STARTS TO SUCK THEIR OTHER THUMB OR FINGERS?
Sucking their other thumb or fingers is not what your child wants to do. Usually they will get tired of having to do this. If they do continue to suck their other thumb, each order has two (2) HandAids and one can be placed on each hand. In the event that your child starts to suck their fingers after starting with the Thumb HandAid, we offer the Combination HandAid. Discounts offered.
IS THE HANDAID SAFE FOR MY CHILD?
Most thumb/finger sucking devices are made from a vinyl plastic which is uncomfortable in the mouth. With the latest information about the harmful toxins given off by these plastics, why would you want to expose your child to these dangers?
Other devices work in the mouth exposing your child to harmful bacteria and germs.
The HandAid is not designed to be uncomfortable in the mouth. It is designed to keep the entire hand away from the mouth. This is why it is totally safe for your child. Other devices, which allow the thumb/fingers to be placed in the mouth expose your child to potentially harmful germs and viruses.
HOW LONG DOES MY CHILD HAVE TO WEAR THE HANDAID?
We have found that the longer your child has been thumb/finger sucking, the longer it takes to break the habit. The HandAid is worn for a minimum of 3 weeks (24/7), and then one additional week during sleeptime only.
IT'S ONLY BEEN A WEEK AND MY SON SEEMS TO HAVE LOST INTEREST IN HIS THUMB. SHOULD I TAKE IT OFF?
DO NOT BE FOOLED BY EARLY SUCCESS. The HandAid works; that is why we are the #1 thumb sucking deterrent in the world. Follow our guidance of wearing the HandAid for a minimum of 3 weeks to ensure your child never goes back to the habit.
MY CHILD IS ALREADY 8 YRS. OLD AND I CAN'T GET HIM TO STOP SUCKING HIS THUMB. THE ORTHODONTIST SAYS THAT HE NOW HAS CONSTRICTIVE BREATHING CAUSED FROM A TONGUE THRUST SITUATION FROM THE THUMB SUCKING. CAN THE HANDAID HELP MY CHILD?
Yes. Because of the damage caused by a thumb sucking dependency, a good orthodontist may be required to undo that damage. Before the orthodontist can help your son, he first needs to stop your son's thumb sucking habit.