“ Brand: Safety 1st / Health Aid: Teething Rings & Gels „
Safety 1st isn't a brand I was too familiar with but I found the Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teether in Boots, so I decided to take a chance on it. I have since seen Safety 1st items in Asda and Argos, so it does seem to be a popular emerging brand. The Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teether is pretty much that - a set of teethers designed to look like a foot and a hand, which gives plenty of lumps and bumps (fingers and toes, that is!) to chew on for the teething child. I'd previously tried a teething dummy which just wasn't effective at all, and it was my husband who suggested these teethers as something substantial and chunky to chew on for our explorative little girl who didn't cry terribly with the teething pains, but was constantly gnawing on things. As far as I can see with a bit of internet research the Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teether set varies in price, however we paid £3.49 at Boots, and for two teethers we thought this a fair price. It also comes in a variety of colours, ours must be a girls' set, as the hand is a light (transparent) pink and the foot is a light purple / lilac. The teethers are water filled, which means they can be popped in the fridge, but they cannot be steam sterilised (though they can be washed normally, and, for very young babies, chemically sterilised with Milton-type sterilising liquid or tablets). As my daughter was over six months I chose not to sterilise (since she was already chewing everything around the house I figured I'd be fighting a losing battle, and at least she was building up an immunity early!) I did wash them daily before use, however. The Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teethers have a hole in the middle meaning they are easy for small hands to grip and get a good 'mouth footing' (if that's an understandable phrase!?) for the teeth grating and side chewing that babies like to do to relieve the pain and itching of teething. My daughter had these teethers and also a puzzle teether and she liked both, I found that when she was really suffering however she prefered the Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teethers because we could always keep one of them in the fridge so it was nice and cold and soothing for her worst teething periods. Also the feet and the fingers could be suckled on as many very tiny babies like to do (my daughter started to teethe at 8 weeks). Overall I highly recommend the Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teether, if like me you have never heard of the brand before take it from me they are well made and do exactly what you want them to do - soothe your child when they are upset with the pain of teething! In fact really as there are two of them in the set you may not need to buy another teether as there is always a spare, one in the fridge, or one to give whilst you clean the other. Very versatile and very reassuring. I can't give Safety 1st Fingers & Toes Teethers any less than 5 stars out of 5 because they at times have been a godsend!
I came across these teethers on the safety first website just before my daughter started teething and they were £2.99 for a pack of two teethers designed in the shape of a foot and a hand. I thought they were a little bit different and that they would be a good idea for my daughter once teething started. The foot teether is bright orange with a little hole for your baby to hold it from and the hand is a bright blue splayed out hand which also has a hole to hold it from. One of the things I noticed right away with these teethers is that the whole teether is made from a soft plastic which i filled with water. Usually with teethers it is only a small part that is the water filled area so I was quite pleased with the idea of these teethers as my daughter could chew anywhere on them and once they were chilled in the fridge the whole thing would be cool. Like most teethers the idea of putting them in the fridge to chill is so that when your baby is chewing on them, the coolness of the waer filled plastic numbs and soothes painful teething gums. My daughter really liked these teethers and she could often be found chewing the hand one in particular. She used to find it really easy to get her mouth around the fingers and just chew on them. I did find though that after a while she seemed to think it was okay to suck and chew her own fingers and this only came about after she started using this teether so I changed it for a different one! The teether definately works and my daughter always seemed happy chewing it though I do think it gives babies ideas about other things to chew!
A few months ago I started looking after an 8 month old baby for work so I went on the hunt for some fun but cheap teethers. I found these on the Safety 1st website and they were on offer for £2.99 so I ordered them. It is a pack of 2 teethers, one is in the shape of a foot and the other is a hand. They are quite large in size, about 3-4 inches in length and are nice and chunky, ideal for the baby to get a good grip of them. They are made from a soft plastic which is filled with water. the idea is put them in the fridge to cool them before giving them to the baby or you can just use them as they are. They will soothe the babies gums and give them something safe to chew on. The foot is a bold orange colour- she always makes a beeline for this one due to the brightness, it is soon discarded though as I think she finds it quite tricky to get a good grip on it due to the length. The hand is a dark blue colour and this one is much easier for her to hold. The fingers are all individual so she prefers to chew on these. There are holes in the middle of the foot and the hand for getting a good grip. These teethers are fine, they aren't the best ones I have ever seen but as a plain teether they do the job well. They are interesting shapes and grab the babies attention due to the colours. They get a lot of use out of them and are easy to clean. I just wash them by hand and leave them to dry. For the price I paid you can't go wrong with these!
These soft and munchy teethers let babies nibble on fingers and toes other than their own!