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The First Years Rattle Shake

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Brand: The First Years / Health Aid: Teething Rings & Gels

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      21.08.2010 18:02
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      My daughter ended up with a few different teething rings. What with Mummy & Daddy buying them, she also had my Mum and my mother-in-law buying them too. My mother-in-law bought this First Years Rattle Shake Snake for her as she thought it would be a fun teether for her.

      The teether is shaped like a little snake. It has a solid green head with a friendly, happy face on it. The eyes are part of the head so there is no worries about them coming off when your child is using it though the head isn't the bit that is supposed to go in their mouths. The middle part of the snake is made of clear rubber and you can see little multicoloured balls inside this part. They make a rattling noise and the twirl around the ridged and twisted rubber. The middle part is sort of twisted. When you finally get to the end of the snake, there is a purple rubber end. This is the bit for your child to chew on. It is filled with water and is quite squidgy and easily squeezable.

      To make it cold for teething you simply pop it in the fridge like you do with all teethers.

      I personally didn't like this teether much as I felt the teething end was a bit weak and I was always worried that if my daughter chewed it she would go straight through it. My daughter didn't overly like it either as a teether and she preferred to use it as just a rattle. She enjoyed it much more as a toy than a teether. And she managed to call it "iggles" which is think she meant wriggles!

      This teether cost my mother-in-law £3.99 from Mothercare which I think was pretty expensive. I don't think much of the quality of this product as a teether. It just didn't seem to have the durability of a teether to me. It is much more suited to be just used as a rattle. Not recommended by me I'm afraid.

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      25.07.2010 09:03
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      I bought this First Years teether for one of the children that I look after. She was always trying to chew on things so when I saw this I thought it would be perfect.

      It is a teether that is the shape of a snake ( or worm). It is about 6 inches long and 2.5 inches wide and it is a nice size for children to grip on.

      The snake has a green head with eyes and a smile, this is made of a solid plastic. The tail is soft and can be used for chewing on. It has small grips on it to help prevent it slipping out of little hands. It is filled with water so is very and squidgy.

      The middle of the snake is transparent. It is again made from rubber and is ridged and twisted. There are lots of little multicoloured balls inside which rattle and roll when you move the snake.

      This teether is a popular toy with the baby. She loves the noises that the balls make and loves to watch them fall up and down. She is forever chewing on the tail and especially likes it when it has been put in the fridge to cool it down.

      This teether can be used in the dishwasher but I always just handwash ours.

      There are no small parts on this so it can be used for babies from any age. The only problem I had was that the head of the snake was not soft enough for her to chew on as well.

      Overall it was a good buy, I found it in Mothercare and it only cost £3.99, although this was in the sale.

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  • Product Details

    Great for noisy teethers! This toy combines great design with a soft teethable tail and fun cascading sound. It's even dishwasher safe!