At first the product did not seem to be working because my 4 year old, when he tried very very hard, could get the tip of this thumb into his mouth. Only when he strains very much could he just get the tip in. But by day two of wearing it day and night, he did not try anymore. About 5 days into the program we took it off for a while and he wasn’t even interested in his thumb at all! As he grew tired at the end of the day the habit would come back, and we had to put it on again. He wore it for another week in the evenings and night, and then was done with it.
Our lesson: don’t give up. Keep going even if you aren’t sure it is working.
What I really liked most about this product is that he had full use of this hands. He was not impaired while wearing it, and he actually asked to wear it.
The Parent Guide really helped. Read it! He liked using the stickers and chart and it did motivate him. He has put thumb sucking behind him and is now so much more interested in other things.