Product Type: Nuby baby products
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Nuby Icybite Keys
Member Name: kellylouj
Nuby Icybite Keys
Advantages: Cooling, varied textures to offer relief.
Disadvantages: Bulky and heavy for smaller/younger teething infants.
When our son started teething we tried everything to try and ease his pain but found this product and the xplora teething toy were the best relief for him.
He received the teething keys as a gift at Christmas but it was only recently he really started showing an interest in them. They are BPA free and are in a clear plastic packet with information printed onto the attached cardboard.
The keys are held on a smooth blue ring which my son loves to gnaw on as it fits perfectly into his mouth and must reach the spots he needs whilst been able to clamp down onto it.
The icybite keys are nice and bright in blue, yellow and green and have plenty of ridges and grooves for baby to gnaw against and help soothe the painful gums.
For extra cooling I place them into the fridge and he just loves biting down on them as the gel inside the keys gets really cold and offers a great deal of relief to him.
When it comes to ease of use, considering that these can be used from 3+ months I have to say this is not really the case. We tried Alex with these at various stages when we thought he was teething, one of these was 3 months and he really struggled with them. They were a little too heavy for him to hold so we found we had to hold them for him and he could not get them comfortably into his mouth to bite down on them so we decided to put them away until a later stage.
It was only really when Alex was 6 months that he could really get some benefit from them as he could hold them all by himself and move them around in his mouth to get the desired effect as and when he wanted. Mainly biting down on the ring that contained the keys but on occasion we would see him biting down on the keys but they looked so large and bulky in his small mouth.
As Alex got older the keys seemed to move with him, making it easier for him to get relief from the product and we soon found we had to take them almost everywhere with us to ensure that if he was in pain whilst we were out we were able to help him.
Out of all of the teething toys on the market I have eventually found these to be fairly practical and Alex definately likes the colour of them and the fact that the ring is not too bulky for his small hands compated to the Tommee Tippee Explora Teether that he also has.
The keys can be found in Home Bargains from time to time as well as Morrisons, Asda, Boots and other large baby stores.
Summary: A must have teething toy that will benefit any infant from 6+ months