Reviews - Hair-pulling & Thumb-sucking

I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing product! My daughter is 2 years 4 months old and has twiddled her hair for as long as she has had hair long enough! This gradually turned into hair knotting and pulling and earlier this year we made the difficult decision to cut her hair off as it looked so terrible. Over the next few months her hair grew back beautifully however with length again came the hair pulling and I felt at the end of my tether when we had to cut out a large knot. Then I came across ScratchSleeves and having tried what seemed like everything else – taggie blankets, dolls with hair, hats, soft toys, reward charts, chocolate buttons, telling her off, ignoring it – I didn’t hesitate to order. After only 1 week the improvement is very noticeable and while I worried about tantrums over putting them on, we gave them to my daughter as a ‘present’ and she herself asks to have her ‘gloves’ put on! They don’t stop her from doing anything she would normally do – even playing on my husband’s iphone remains possible! They wash and tumble dry well however the second pair will prove invaluable for those occasions when there isn’t time to wait for the first pair to be clean and dry. My only regret is that I didn’t order these sooner! Thank you very much – I will be telling my health visitor about these so she can pass on to any other parents experiencing the same distressing problem.

Carla C (via email)

Just want to say a big thank you and to recommend ScratchSleeves to any parents trying to get their little ones to give up thumb sucking. Thanks to the ScratchSleeves we have had success without tears! It has taken longer than anticipated to break the habit but worth the wait and cosy this cold winter too …. bonus

Linda M (via Facebook)

My 2yr old has taken to pulling her hair when she goes down to sleep and now one side of her head has noticeably less hair now compared with the other side. I had her hair trimmed but pulling continued so we ordered some ScratchSleeves and so far, so good. Hair pulling has eased off. Thank you for the super speedy delivery.

Jane B (via Facebook)

Just wanted to send a quick email to say thank you for such quick service, my ScratchSleeves were waiting for me when I got home from work the very next day after ordering, very impressive!! We ordered them from a recommendation on our local mums website moormums. My 14 month daughter has a hair pulling habit we are now trying to break. Needless to say she wasn’t too impressed the first night but the softness and flexibility of the silk mitts means she can still play with her (and my) hair but can’t get the grip to actually tug it out.

Vicki N ( via email)

I just wanted to let you know how delighted we are with our scratch sleeves. My 4.5 yr old daughter has always twisted her hair around her fingers, but recently this has developed into pulling out the resulting knots, leaving bald patches on her beautiful golden head. She has tried hard to keep her hands out of her hair and we have attempted to help her by giving her other things to hold and play with, but until now, nothing worked. When her ScratchSleeves arrived, Lottie was delighted. They are incredibly soft and the pink trim was right up her street. She wears them when she watches TV and to sleep in. She loves them so much that she asks for them when she goes to bed. As they are soft and easy to get on and off, she can get out of them to go to the loo in the night, but she always pops them straight back on again before she goes to sleep. They have been a real hit and when I make her bed in the morning, it’s free of clumps of hair – fabulous! Thank you so much for your fantastic product.

Hilary G (via email)

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