“ Brand: Chicco / Type: Teething Ring „
I was bought this as a present when I had my baby boy and boy was it a life-saver at times!
The Chicco Giraffe teething rattle is nice and brightly coloured being mainly yellow with bright blue spots on. It has a smiling face which my little boy loved and used to giggle at. I have since seen the rattle on sale in many shops such as Boots and at only £2.99 it really is a bargain!
The body of the giraffe is the handle and it isn't too thick and the hole is nice and big so it makes it nice and easy for their little hands to hold onto it. The actual head of the giraffe turns and as it does it clicks. This was another feature my little boy loved and for months all we would hear would be the clicking giraffes head! When shook the teeth also rattles and this is good as it also gives something to distract your baby from the pain of there teeth.
The plastic is quite hard and so it really does give your baby something to gnaw on while in pain. Not only this but as there teeth come through it stands up to the biting their little teeth have as some of the other softer plastic ones split which wasn't great!
Now my boy is 2 he no longer needs this teether although he does like to sometimes rattle it and so it has been passed onto my 8 month old daughter who also loved this. She is teething at the moment and so it comes out everywhere with us as it really does help sooth her whether it's shaking it around so it rattles or by chewing the giraffes head.
I would highly recommend this.
Before Christmas last year I was looking around the usual bargain stores and found this in Home Bargains for £1.99, having a baby that was going to be 3 months at Christmas I thought this would be ideal gift. The rattle is available to buy for around £5 - £6 in the usual places such as Mothercare or online.
The rattle is suitable from 3 month although I can't see what damage it could do to a younger baby and think the age guideline is really only as this is when they will be able to try and grasp the rattle. The rattle is bright yellow and made of soft rubber at the bottom and hard plastic at the head, the head of the giraffe has a clear face with big eyes and a large mouth open in a big grin showing a little red tongue inside. Around the giraffes neck here is a cricle of red plastic which can be moved round and then there is the giraffe's body which is actually open as this is where the baby can hold onto the rattle. There are some blue spots on the bottom half for detailing and then two rubbery feet at the bottom.
Yje rattle came on a cardboard backing sheet with a plastic covering over it at the front so you simply had to rip or cut the packet to release the rattle and then dispose of the packet. The rattle is a decent size to make it easy for little hands to deal with, the head moves round full circle and makes a clicking noise as it does and then the rattle makes a bog standard rattle sound when shook. The bottom half is made of rubber to give teething babies some relief which I think is a lovely little extra for the price you are paying.
My daughter loves this rattle and has played with it from the time she got it and is still playing with it now at 10 months old, she love chomping on it so think it must be easing her gums poor little things hasn't got any teeth yet and her sister also enjoys rattling it for her and making her giggle. I think this is a lovely rattle, it looks like a really cheeky character and is attractive to baby, I would buy this for a gift for anyone with a young baby and it is really worth the money especially at the price I paid.
And yet another teething ring review from me!
Although my daughter was not a massive complainer with her teething I still felt she needed something to chew on just in case and she occassionally did though it was only occassionally.
This time it is the Chicco Giraffe teething rattle. I had seen this rattle about in a good few shops and came to the conclusion that it must be a good selling line for so many stores to stock it. Plus my daughter really liked the design and gave a big gummy smile when she saw it which sealed the deal. The rattle cost £2.99 from Boots and it was states suitable from 3-24 months.
The giraffe is bright yellow with blue spots on it. It has a very friendly looking face and was quite cute. The body of the giraffe is the handle for the teether. The head of the giraffe turns and makes a clicking noise which my daughter was forever doing. It did get a little bit annoying at times as it is quite a loud click. When turning the head of the giraffe your baby will notice that the head is also a rattle which I think is a good idea as these two things keep your child distracted and keeps their mind off of their teeth.
The rattle is made from really hard plastic so if your baby attempts to chuck this at you I would advise ducking! If this cracks you in the head it will really hurt! My husband learned this lesson very well.
My daughter used to use the bottom of the teether to chew on and the giraffe's head. My daughter used to hold it really tight as she gnawed away on it like a little drooling puppy! The teether was really easy for her to hold and grip.
Once my daughter had finished the harder part of teething she still used to twist the head of the giraffe. She eventually turned it into a little football clacker for when Manchester United were playing like a right proper little hooligan!
She did genuine love this teether though and there were countless times she would fall asleep gripping on to it like she was cuddling it.
When I was pregnant I often picked up many big brand products at discounted prices and the Chicco Teething rattle was one of those buys that I kept seeing but wasn't sure if it was something the baby would need but when he arrived and we knew teething would be not too far away I decided to purchase this at just £1.49 from my local Home Bargains.
As this was my first baby I was oblivious to what I would need and just bought what I thought would be an ideal purchase. As we were having a boy we had decided on a Jungle theme so the fact that this was a Giraffe was ideal.
Teething I knew was going to be one of the testing times of parenthood and thought as this was also a rattle it may help in distracting him as the head of the giraffe could be turned 360 degrees and the rattle was contained within the head of the giraffe so it was likely to keep him occupied.
The Teething rattle is suitable from ages 3 months and upwards which in my opinion to give it to a baby younger than that would be somewhat mad as it is fairly robust and the plastic could hurt you or the baby if some light force was used.
The rattle is yellow with blue spots and the ring around the giraffes neck is pink admittedly I did not notice this when I purchased it and have since seen this available with purple and red rings around the rattle. It keeps him entertained with the rattle sound and I do believe it distracts him from the pain as he is really intrigued by the rattling noise and the clicking as the head turns.
My son particuarly likes that bottom of the rattle to chew on as well as the top of the giraffes head! It is easy to grip to the sides and also he holds it by the giraffes head.
This is one of the best bargain purchases I have made as wherever he goes so does this, he loves the bright colours and combined with the rattle noise and clicking he is forever playing with it.
I've never seen the point of reading the packaging on children's toys. Most of them are obvious, the rest I think half the fun is finding out how they work. The problem is that sometimes you miss the basics.
In this case I didn't even realise that this toy rattle was also a teething ring, I just bought it because it was an attractive rattle. My ignorance hasn't stopped my son using it for its proper purpose. Whenever he's holding it in his hand he's got part of it stuck in his mouth. It's easy to grip on the side but not at the bottom, which is something my son always struggles to do, because the giraffes feet are quite chunky and hard to hold in a small hand. It's made of very hard plastic and can hurt quite a lot if he's shaking it and catches himself or you with it. I think my son is quite attracted to it as it's very colourful with a happy face. Whenever he grabs for it he's got a huge smile on his face. The rattling sound isn't too loud and doesn't intrude on anything else.
I bought this for £1.50 at our local discount shop. I think that even at the £3 or £4 that it generally costs that it's good value for money, it's attractive and durable and will probably stand up to almost anything.
When my son first started teething it was my partners and my mission to get and get something that would help. We have nearly every teether that we could find. This was one of the best ones we found as not only a teether its also a rattle which helped keep our sons mind of his teeth. The Giraffes head also turned round that too also helped take his mind off his teeth and loved owrking out how it worked. It is a very hard teether. My little one loved rattling it but often bashed himself in the face with it. Which was no so nice. As the teether is hard it was great on his teeth. This is easy for the little ones to hold. When his teeth are really bad he has it in his hand all day, which is great. Its a great size to throw in the changing bag and takes up hardly any space.