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I saw this recently when my daughter started to show signs of teething and I wanted something that would help her. I had never previously seen these with my other two children so had only used the normal teethers with them.
This teether looked really different to anything I had seen before it was on sale in my local Tesco store. My daughter doesn't have a dummy so I wasn't sure if she would take to this or not but thought it was worth a try.
The teethers I bought came in packs of two, we chose the pink ones but they had other different colors. It cost £4.25 so not cheap but not too expensive either.
The teethers do really look like a dummy from the front except they don't have the usual hook on the front that the baby holds.
The teether is different from a dummy though because inside it is shaped like a semi circle. The part that the baby chews is made from soft flexible material with little bumps on it which is designed to help ease the teething pain when they chew it.
When I tried it with my daughter she really seemed to like it and chewed on it and it did seem to ease some of the teething pain. The only problem we did notice with it is that the part you put in your mouth is quite wide so she couldn't easily put it all in her mouth herself but she did happily hold it and just chew on one half of it.
The great thing about this is that you can apply some teething gel directly onto the teether so that when the baby chews it goes directly onto their gums so saves you having to fight with them to get your finger in their mouth to try and apply it.
Another good feature is that you can put the teether into the fridge so that it is nice and cool for when baby puts it onto her gums which again helps to numb some of the pain. The only thing I could see that could be a problem with this teether is if your baby is young when she teethes and is unable to put the teether in her mouth herself it may not work very well but other than that it's a great product.
My son started showing teething symptoms at around 4 months- he wanted to chew on anything, was dribbling lots more and had flushed cheeks. A tooth didnt actually appear until between 6-7 months strangely. Keen to relieve my baby of his whingyness and pain I tried a variety of things. Browsing the supermarket one day these gummy teethers caught my eye. They are very similar to a dummy but rather than having a teat (not sure if thats the right word but I cant think of the name) to suck on they have a plastic semi circle which imitates the shape of the babies gums. My son was an avid dummy sucker at the point so I of course picked them up.
Its suggested you could put these in the fridge (never put a teething aid in the freezer- it causes mouth burn!) or you could put teething gel on it. I tried it chilled, plain and with teething gel to no avail.
I genuinly thought it would work as my son loved his dummy and would often chew on it but he'd just spit it out. If i put teething gel on hed try and get off the teething gel (he seemed to love the taste) then he'd again spit it out.
By 6 months my son made a snap decision on Christmas eve that dummies were not for him, he threw the dummy out of his cot and replaced it with the corner of a blankie. From that day he never wanted his dummy he wanted his blankie and at 19 months I still cannot get him to part with the dreaded blankie (luckily his favourite one was sofa throw size so my Mum cut and hemmed it into 10 "travel blankies" so no "skanky blankie" problems!
Anyway as dummies were completly out the picture I didnt see any point in trying again with this.
Its a good idea and I know others who's little ones it has worked for. If your little one is really suffering and you want a variety of tools to deal with this then give it a go.
A quick google to search on the current price told me that they werent currently selling at supermarkets. You can however pick them up at lloyds pharmacy at £2.64 or toys r us for 4.99 (they come in a pack of two).
IF YOU THINK YOUR BABY IS TEETHING
Some babies cut teeth with little or no irritability, some don't get away so easily. Symptoms include:
Flushed cheeks (often just one cheek)
Increased chewing/gnawing (although dribbling and putting everything in their mouth is normal for babies!)
Other ways to soothe baby:
Teething gels (usually for babies 4+ months but consult tube)
Things to chew on: teething rings/ piece of apple or carrot (please supervise when baby has food)
Medicine e.g. calpol
Lots of cuddles!
This is a review of the teethers I bought made by Tommee Tippee. They are bought in packs of two and I bought these early on in anticipation of our baby's teething.
The look of these teethers really remind me of a gumshield, and they are really big compared to the size of a baby's mouth! They are made of tough chewy rubber and textured so that they can get some purchase on them.
Use with gel
The bumps on the chewy part allow teething gel to be applied too and help it to stay on board.
Get a grip
The other side of the teether is unlike a dummy in that it doesn't have a handle but it has a hole you can hook your finger in if you wanted to remove it from the baby's mouth.
The teether is classed as stage one but I found we used this more later on (ie. age one plus) as it was too big for her mouth earlier on.
I have tried to restrict use of dummy for bed time and tired and distressed times but I have never restricted the use of this teether and generally it sits in a bucket with her other toys and she can help herself to it when she needs to.
I tend to find that she will pick it up and give it an experimental chew then discard it as it doesn't really seem to do a lot for her. She certainly doesn't sit with the teether in as she might a dummy.
You can put this teether in the fridge to chill it and as mentioned earlier you can use it with teething gel. It is really easy to wash with the bottle washer brush and as we don't take it out and about it doesn't get flung on the floor very often as the dummys do.
This has not been as popular as I thought it might be when we first purchased the pack. For some reason, the first one was lost immediately although I suspect it is at the grandparents' house. She does have an occasional chew on it and still has a few teeth emerging but has been really good about the emerging teeth and not really made much complaint, never kept us up at night with it so far (so we are doing well at 16 months!) touch wood.
I should add that the two pack of these teeters was priced at just over £4. I think this is a similar price to 'premium' dummies so a fair price. Ours are pink but I am sure they are available in other colours. I think these are better than the teething rings you can get that are all hard plastic. We also used the water filled freezer teethers and she liked these to suck at during hot summer and holidays. If your child is suffering with teething I would recommend you to try these teethers as I am sure you will try anything if you think it will help your child get through this difficult stage. They are not the first choice for my daughter but it is something she picks up every now and again.
From the time my son was four months old he really suffered with teething. I have two other children who never seemed particularly bothered when they were teething, but my youngest child was so miserable and seemed to be in pain for a lot of the time. I was using teething gel on his gums and occasionally I would need to give him some Paracetamol, but sometimes even that didn't seem enough. A friend of mine had used the Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether on her daughter and although she hadn't got on with it brilliantly, I thought it was worth a shot.
I bought a pack of two of the Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether from Amazon for the price of £4.99. I didn't think that this seemed like a bad price - had they worked. My son did have a traditional dummy which he had at bed time, and I found that he often spent a lot of time biting down on the dummy itself and so I actually thought that this might be helpful to him. It looks a little like a dummy, but instead of having the bulbous soft part to suck on, there is a semi-circular ring that is made up of a soft, silicone-like material. In theory, this means that this can be put in your childs' mouth and can bite down and chew on the ring to relieve the pain associated with teething. They recommend that you also put teething gel on the ring for added benefit.
However, although this all seemed like a good idea in theory, in practice I just found that my son actually didn't like having this in his mouth. I would try to put it in like a dummy, but he would just pull a face and spit it out. I think had he actually bitten down on the ring then it would have helped, but unfortunately he wouldn't let it stay in his mouth long enough for it to be useful. I'm not sure whether it wasn't just a bit too big for his mouth.
The Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether can be sterilised in the same way as bottles are sterilised. I can't really tell you how long they last as, like I said, my son just wouldn't use it.
Overall, I just cannot recommend this product because my son wouldn't keep it in his mouth long enough for it to be beneficial.
When I became a parent to my twin boys, my friends with older children used to regularly use the phrase "oh just wait until they are teething" when I claimed my boys were generally quite content babies. Once my boys hit the 4/5 month stage and started showing signs of early teething I knew exactly what they meant or were implying; my life was not easy and the sounds of easily upset babies (with bright red cheeks) made my ears ring and my head ache. As a parent of two babies it was not a case of simply picking my little one up holding and comforting them. I needed something to distract/ soothe ease their teething pains which is why I purchased Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers as a way of managing this phase.
***Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers***
The Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers are basically a soother (dummy) which provides relief from teething. Rather than a traditional rounded teat to suck on the soother is attached to a ridged C- shaped piece of soft rubbery plastic. The outer side of the soother (dummy) has a ridged handle which can also be chewed on.
Tommee Tippee claim these are stage 1 teethers suitable for 0+ (which I consider as birth) and suitable and shaped for small mouths. Teething gel can be put on the teething aid and the teether can be put in the fridge.
The teethers can also be sterilised and are BPA free.
The Gummy Teethers come in a pack of two and are priced typically at £4.99 for a pack. Retailers such as Babies R Us, Boots, Mothercare, Asda and Tesco stock these. You can also purchase direct from Tommee Tippee using their online store. The packs come in two colours pink and purple and green and blue. As I had two boys I opted for the blue and green variation.
I firstly had recognised the signs of teething in my boys. As a new parent this was a challenge in itself as some of the signs of illness are the same signs of an ill baby and not just the obvious signs of teething which are excessive dribbling, red cheeks, red looking gums and gnawing on anything they could get their hands on. There are also signs such as my boys were showing a lack of interest in their bottles and puree (we had just started weaning at this point), they were randomly irritable and their sleep patterns were disturbed. So once I decided they were teething I opted for the Tommee Tippee Gummee Teethers.
When I took these out of the packet I was quite surprised that from the outer side these are very like a traditional soother (dummy). I firstly sterilisered these before putting in the fridge to cool. What I did notice is that the mouth piece has a plastic cap to put over in order to ensure it is clean when it is put inside your babies mouth. However this cover/ cap only fits over the mouthpiece not over the whole soother. This assumes that you baby is simply just going to gnaw on the mouthpiece which in theory is what you would assume a baby is going to do. However most parents will agree, children and babies are unpredictable and I found my boys gnawing on the handle (which is also made from a ridged material) and other sections of these teether not just the mouthpiece. Therefore the teether in my opinion would benefit from a complete cover to put over it when it is chilling in the fridge.
When I first gave these teethers to my boys at around 4 and a half months old I did feel that the c shaped mouth piece did look quite large and wide. I popped these in my boys mouths and within less than two minutes my boys had pulled these out of their mouth (and were chewing on the handle). Once the initial cool hit has gone (after around 5 minutes) and the teether had returned to a warmer temperature both my boys has disguarded these on the floor. On the second attempt of using these the following day one of my boys would not even allow me to pop the mouthpiece inside of his mouth. His brother who had accepted the teether at this point looked uncomfortable with the mouthpiece inside of his mouth as it just looked so wide. Although my boys were smaller than an average baby at 18 weeks old they were not tiny or the size of a newborn and Tommee Tippee do claim these are suitable from 0+ which I now feel is untrue.
My last attempt of using these teethers was when my boys were 7 months old when they had grown. At this point my boys still looked uncomfortable with the mouthpiece inside of their mouths. Even when used with teething gel once the teething gel had come off the gummy teether was disguarded. My boys seemed to have more interest in the traditional ring teethers which they could choose what part and when they put in their mouth (as opposed to having it in their mouth constantly) and I feel these stay a lot cooler for longer than the Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers.
At 4/5 months old my boys were using a soother (dummy) but looking back this was only occasionally and less frequently than the majority of babies I have experienced which I feel probably explained why my boys were not so keen on these. By 6 months old the boys no longer wanted a dummy therefore since then we have never used them. For babies that regularly have a dummy these may be more successful and desirable teething aids.
I do think that these are a good idea in theory to provide relief from teething pains especially for babies that like and use a regular soother . The price of the Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers in comparison to other teething aids such as teething rings are slightly more expensive at £4.99 for a pack of two but as most parents know this is a small price to pay if your child is content.
However my boys really did not like or find much relief from the Tommee Tippee Gummy Soothers and found more comfort in more traditional (and less expensive) teething rings and teething gels. Although in my opinion reasonably designed I think the design provide reason to why my boys did not like this product. I feel the teething section which fits inside of the babiy's mouth is too large especially for the mouths of smaller babies. Although Tommee Tippee state these can be used from birth my boys even at 6-7 months old (when probably the size of an average 3 month old baby) seemed to struggle fitting this section inside of their mouth. A product not for us but worth a try for desperate parents with teething babies.
When my son was in hospital he was feeding constantly and a nurse actually recommended to me that I used a dummy with him. Although this was not something I wanted to do my son took to a dummy straight away and so we went with that, and with time I was happy doing this as it was only ever in his mouth when he was going to sleep or particularly upset so not much time at all really.
My son started to show signs of teething at just twelve weeks old and so we began to look for something that would help ease his uncomfortable gums. We spotted the Tommee Tippee gummy teether on a shopping trip one day and they looked quite like a strange dummy. We thought that this might be something that would help my son and decided to pick a pack up. The teethers come in packs of two and cost around £4-£5 depending on where you buy them from. I cannot remember the exact price of ours at the time.
As I mentioned the teethers look much like a strange dummy. They have the normal looking front of a dummy with a little ring that you can hold it with and things but then the main part of the teether is basically shaped like a semi circle "gum"and is made up of clear flexible material. The idea of this particular teether is that it can fit along your baby's gums and they can have a good chew and it will offer relief for them.
What is a good feature of this teether is that you can put on a little teething gel directly to the "gum" part and then when your baby chews it they are also getting relief from the teething gel too. The teethers can be sterilised by all means and they are also suitable for putting in the fridge to get nice and cool. Another good point about them coming in packs of two is that once one is dropped or dirtied you will always have another one ready to go in the fridge.
It all sounds like a great idea really doesn't it? In reality for us the product just didn't work. As my son was used to having a normal dummy he just used to spit this teether out of his mouth. I think he must have thought we were trying to con him with something or other as he really hated it! He would scream and spit it out and generally get quite upset. We decided to leave the teethers for a little while and tried them with him again a couple of months later but again it was just spat out as if it was generally unpleasant! He was quite happy to chew on other more usual teethers so I think his issue was simply with the design of this product.
I think the idea of this product is quite a good one, but for us it just didn't work sadly.
Thank you for reading my review
I was recommended this gummy dummy when my first child was about 4 months old and teething quite badly. The health visitor had heard good things about it from other parents and so i was quite happy to try it.
It looks fairly similar to a dummy. The Middle section is quite a rigid plastic, and the bits either side are a soft rubber which can be chewed.
One side the rubber is shaped like the babies gum line. This is the side i liked best and would recommend myself. It has an indent running along both sides. If you put some teething gel onto this groove and then put it in your babies mouth, then the teething gel gets applied very quickly and hygienically to the babies sore gum. I know a quick rub with a finger works ok, but i would find my baby would clamp down on that finger and give it a good chomp and it was hard to get my finger back again, so this was ideal.
The second side is textured with raised bumps and ridges to massage your babies gums.
My experience of this teether:
My first child was a dummy user, so he quite liked the action of chewing and sucking away at this teether. It was a bit frustrating for him though as by this age, a dummy could stay in for a while, but this would instantly pop out. A dummy is shaped at the middle to be comfortable around the mouth, but this is a reversible product so the comfort level around the mouthpiece was not the same. He would use it for a short while if i held it in place for him, but he would rather have one of the other teething toys that were cold.
My second child didn't have a dummy as his brother always pinched it. He was not used to the sucking action on a dummy, so this teether did not appeal at all to him. He also got his first front teeth a couple of months earlier than my first child, so where it was easy to get the teething gel on the gums with this the first time, it didn't work long this time as it didn't reach the bits of gum near the existing teeth.
So overall, if i were to have another baby, i might try this product again, but only if my child were a dummy user already, as it was too frustrating otherwise.
My daughter never had a dummy when she was born. When she started teething though, she wanted something to chew on a lot. She wasn't keen on a lot of the teethers we had but she did like the very soft ones. I bought these for her when she was about 4 months old.
These gummy teethers come in a pack of two and each one came with it's own storage pot which helps keep them clean when you're out and about. Each one has a rubber handle with a solid plastic bit that sits outside the mouth. The actual teether is shaped so it goes round the gum line easily. You can then put teething gel on them which makes it easier to apply.
My daughter didn't really use these as they were intended as she generally chose to chew on the handle instead. Even when I put gel on them and put it in her mouth, she would just turn it around.
I paid between £4 and £5 for these and would not bother again. They did nothing for my daughter and were a waste of money for me. My friend's son used them though and found them really useful so I think it is down to individual babies as to what they want.
My daughter was bought lots of different teethers when she was teething. It is one of the things that comes with having a big family - you get lots of the same thing. She ended up with an absolute hoard of teethers and over half of them were never opened or used.
She was given this Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether but her's was in pink. I have seen them in shops in lots of different colours including blue and green. I have seen they cost £2.99 a pack and a pack consists of two.
The Gummy teether is shaped to fit into small mouths and is designed to fit inbetween the top and bottom gums. It has to be chilled in the fridge for the cooling effect and if you wish you can apply teething gel to it to try and help your baby further. The Gummy Teether has a little handle for your baby to hold as well as being able to attach it to a safety clip for dummies so your baby doesn't lose it.
The little bit which goes into your child's mouth is so that your child can chew down on it to help relieve the pain and tension teething cost. I tried these with my little girl and she looked at me as though I was trying to put poison in her mouth. She instantly spat it out even when it appeared her teeth were really causing some pain. One time when I tried to convince her that this was a good idea and got it out she actually cried at the sight of it!
If I am honest I don't think these teethers are that great. I think babies want something to chew on not something that looks like a mouth guard for a boxing match. I think that these are just really uncomfortable in a babies mouth when they are teething and cause them more distress.
I can't recommend these I am afraid though just because they didn't work for us doesn't mean they won't work for you.
The little packs of Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers come in sets of two, each of which comprise of two different colours that you can choose from. The ones we tried were in blue and green, but I have also seen them in pink and mauve too.
The packs are very simple and have a clear plastic front which allows you see what you are getting before you buy the product. I feel this is good as it gives you some of idea of the suitability of the product.
In terms of cost you can expect to pay £3 to £4.50 per pack depending on where you buy from. Recently these and other soother/ teether products were reduced to just £1.50 per pack in a major chemist chain store, which was a real bargain price and worth looking out for.
The thing we found with the product, was that the materials used were of good quality. It offered plenty of flexibility yet was firm enough to keep its shape when used. You can also put the teether into the fridge to cool it before use which is a great idea.
The majority of the teether is made of clear material. The bits the baby bites down on have been made with the idea of applying teething gel onto the surface, so that you get a simple and easy 2 in 1 effect when using the product. I feel that this is a rather handy way to apply teething gel, although it doesn't reach all areas fully when applied this way.
The top of the gummy teether has a small loop which your baby can hold onto and you could attach a ribbon to this and then loop it on to the side of your babys cardi, to stop them losing it or dropping it on the floor if wanted.
Obviously if you do choose to do this, its not wise to leave your baby unattended when using the teether, but attaching the teether in this way is handy for when you are out and about with your baby in a push chair or buggy.
The actual bit that goes into the babys mouth is firm yet pliable, and the two side pieces mean that the teether kind of slots into a babys mouth and stays put easily once the baby gets used to the feel of the teether and bites onto it.
Getting your baby to accept the teether can be hit and miss as we found. We didn't use this soother on a regular basis, although we tried it on and off, so the feel of this teether was something that our baby wasn't too keen on.
Even so I do feel that even if you only use the teether as a means to apply a teething gel to your childs gums it does have its uses.
Teethers on the whole are a hit and miss affair. Its takes time to find the right one to suit your child. I rather like the larger gel based teethers that babies can have a good old bite down on, or the chunky soft plastic sorts, that babies can spend ages biting on and playing with, as this takes their minds off of the pain of teething.
I do feel this teether has its benefits, as its a very simple way of getting teething gel onto your babys gums. In terms of rating the product its not a cure all and our child didn't like it as much as other products we tried, but would use it for long enough for us to apply some gel. With all this in mind, I feel this is a 3 star product.
==Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether==
For the price of a little over £5 you can pick up a pack of these gummy teethers from Tommee Tippee and you can choose from are one of two sets of colours. We chose the more boy related colours of green and blue with the majority of the Teether being a clear rubbery type of material.
The Gummy Teethers are basically meant to work as a dummy would but enable the child to chew down on the Gummy part much more than on a dummy and thus effectively reducing the tension of teething. The shape of the mouth piece is recommended as a good place to layer a bit of teething gel too also aiding to reduce the pain of teething. Not only this but they can be chilled in the fridge to then cool down hot little gums when placed in the mouth. All this I thought sounded like a good idea. WRONG.
It was a clear waste of £5 as although they may sound good and look good too, in practise they were useless. I tried them out with Jack on more than a dozen occasions but he really was not having any of it even when he was quite clearly suffering from teeth pain. He always had a dummy which he loved (thank goodness for the dummy fairies!) but he didnt' like this one little bit.
The shape of the Gummy Teether was so different froom that of the usual thing he placed in his mouth that he probably thought I was winding him up! Because he was so reluctant to put the Gummy teether in his mouth, getting the Bonjella on the gummy teether then into his mouth was near on impossible because all the playing around he did with it before he would put it in his mouth would rub any trace of this off anyway.
There really is nothing more to say because the gummy teethers are a simple and straight forward idea that unfortunately just didn't work for us. The £5 odd that I spent on the item was yet another wasted bluey!
I wont give them anything more than a 1 out of 5 star rating plainly because they didn't work for us but thinking about it the idea isn't that great! Those post pregnancy hormones thinking they were! Ha!
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
Tommee Tippee Explora - Gummy Teethers
**WHAT ARE THEY**
These gummy teethers are like a dummy however they do not have a teat instead a special shaped gummy park which will help soothe your child's gums.
It is ideally shaped so you can apply teething gel to it before you give it to your child so you don't have to put your fingers in their mouth.
To help your child's gums you can cool down these gummies in the fridge. You get two gummies in a pack so one can be in the fridge while you are using the other. They can be used from birth onwards.
They come in a see through plastic covering so you can see the gummies inside. On the back of this plastic there is cardboard which tells you about the product. The front of the cardboard is blue and has the Tommee Tippee logo in white at the top. It lets you know you can use it from 0+ months so basically from newborn.
The left hand side has a picture of a gummy and the left has a picture of a cartoon tooth with a message saying 'helping make teething baby happy'. It also informs you at the bottom that they are BPA free.
The back of the cardboard gives you some information on the gummy teether and other Tommee Tippee teething products. You will find contact details for Tommee Tippee here also.
The gummy looks like a big dummy but instead of a teat there is a gummy part in the shape of a 'c', this is basically the shape of my daughters gums. It says gummy of this part as it is engraved into what feels like soft jelly/gum like plastic which is clear in colour. This gummy part has lumps and bumps I suppose to massage the baby's gums.
I bought this when my daughter was four weeks old as she had started teething and I have to admit it wouldn't fully fit into her mouth as she was so tiny however she did like chomping on the corner of the gummy part.
There is also a gummy handle which is a nice shape and size for tiny hands. This is good for when your child gets older and can hold it by themselves as it means they can chew and chomp the handle as well.
There is a see through plastic cover which you can put over the top to keep the mouth part clean. This makes it easier to take away on the go with you. The part which looks like a dummy is hard plastic and has two holes. One on either side for your child to be able to breathe easier. This is purple in colour on one gummy and the other is pink in colour.
**HOW TO USE**
For younger babies you hold the gummy in their mouth and let them chomp away. If you want you can cool it beforehand in the fridge to help soothe their sore gums. Make sure you have sterilised it first with younger babies before each use. If need be your child can chew on a corner if it doesn't fit into their mouth properly.
Older babies can hold it themselves and will chew on the handle as well. Whenever they have sore gums give them this so they can chomp and chew on either of the gummy parts. Never let your child near the cap to put over the gummy as they could suffocate if they put it over their nose.
To clean you wash with warm soapy water and rinse in clean water. If you want you can use the dishwasher. Don't use any solvents or harsh chemicals when cleaning them. Make sure to inspect the teether then make sure it is not weakened or damaged in any way as it may be harmful to your child. Inspect it each time before you give it to your child.
If water has entered the gummy teat then you need to squeeze it out. If you need to sterilise it you can do so with any form of sterilisation.
The good thing about this product is that it cant be swallowed because of the way it is made. So don't panic if your child tries to swallow it because it has came apart in your child's mouth. Just remove it straight away as gently as possible so to not hurt your child.
I like this product and so does my daughter (she is 3 months). We have been using this since she was 4 weeks old and she loves to chomp and chew the gummy when her gums are sore.
When she was 4 weeks old it was too big to put all in her wee mouth but she would chomp on the edge and sometimes sucked it like it was a dummy. Now she is older it fits fully into her mouth and she still chews and chomps away. It really does seem to settle her when her gums are sore.
When I take it out of the fridge she is not sure of the coldness to start off with (as she is with anything cold) and she screws her face up but once she gets over the coldness she loves it.
She is not old enough yet to put it into her mouth herself but she can hold onto the handle after I have put it into her mouth. I find it is great at calming her down ad helping her gums at the same time.
When I have to apply teething gel to my daughters gums I put it on the gummy and then onto her gums to it means I don't have to put my hands into her mouth. I like the way you can do this as I feel it is more hygienic.
It is a worthwhile product especially if your child likes a dummy. It is small and easy to carry around with you when you are on the go. For the 2 gummies it cost me £4.00 from Amazon but sometimes you can get them on offer in Asda. For this price you get both gummies and I think it is good value for young babies with sore gums.
Teething is a nightmare for many parents. Those teeth seem to be taking their time to come through - going up and down causing grief for your baby and making you feel helpless as a parent!
There are many products on the market to assist with this but many teething rings are too big to go in the mouths of younger babies.
what is this product?
A teething aid which is based on a dummy so will fit all babies mouths.
What is it made of?
It is made of baby safe rubber so that it is perfect for going in babies mouths!
Where do I get one?
Boots sell them in packets of 2 for around £4.50 - Amazon are often cheaper!
How do I use them?
Just put them in your babies mouth and allow them to have a good chomp on this product! If your baby doesnt normally take a dummy like mine then you may need to actually hold it in for them. After a few weeks of use Brad (my baby) can now play with his himself and put it in and out of his mouth, so it is going to teach him valuable motivation skills too.
My top tip
I put this in the fridge to make it cool so that when Brad's gums are sore it is extra soothing. I also cover it in teething gel when he is sore and then put it in his mouth. This is a really efficient way of getting the gel onto his gums without having to stick your fingers in his mouth. If I do that when he is grumpy with his teeth then he seems to really settle down.
Keeping it clean
Obviously it is really hard to keep babies things clean as they are dropped on the floor frequently and go everywhere but I just run this under the tap and sometimes stick it in the dishwasher or steriliser. I think that the packet suggests that you sterilise it every time it is used but that is just not possible with a baby. Common sense should prevail as always!
This is a great shaped teether and seems to really work, especially with teething gel. It is portable and easy to keep clean and Brad loves his!
Possibly a bit expensive and always lands the wrong way up when it is dropped by the lovely baby!
Would I recommend?
Yes - this is a really good toy. Worth a try for helping baby with sore teeth!
I bought the Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether for my first child a little over two years ago. It came in a pack of two. They were designed with an oval shaped middle panel; on either side of this is a rubber teether, of different shapes and sizes. Each two pack features two different colours and different designs as well.
I like most Tommee Tippee products; they're a well established company and produce good quality, value for money items. When I saw these in the shop I decided to buy them immediately. I thought they were such a good idea but sadly they are not. My eldest son rejected them every time I tried to get him to use them but he wouldn't use a dummy and probably wasn't used to keeping something in his mouth. I tried putting teething gel on them and he would just suck the gel off the teether then drop it and wander off. I think half of the teether was too big for his mouth, I certainly felt uncomfortable with it in my mouth, well you've got to try everything you give your children otherwise how will you know? My second child enjoys using his dummy a lot but he wouldn't use these either, again if given it with teething gel on he would suck it off then discard the teether. They've both enjoyed various teethers but these particular ones are just on the side gathering dust.
I have found these to be a complete waste of time and money, although that wouldn't necessarily be the same for everyone.
Jessie started teething much earlier than my other two children did, by the time she was 3 months old she was displaying all the signs of teething but was still pretty much a baby, I first brought the standard water filled teethers as I had with my other two to find that she wasn't keen on them at all as they were very large and she wasn't yet able to hold them for her self.
I spotted these in our local Lloyds chemist in a two pack for £5.15, they are available in a pink and purple or a green and blue, we obviously opted for the pink and purple pack.
You can use these as they are or you can put them in the fridge to cool them down which is what I found got the best results for soothing Jessie sore gums.
These teethers were absolutely fantastic for Jessie as they were small enough to fit in her mouth at such a young age when no other teethers were small enough, Jessie was already used to a dummy so was a bit surprised when we first gave her this as it wasn't the same as her normal dummy due to the teat being a c shape to fit around her gums but she soon took to them and they have been really good at easing her teething pain right up until now and she is now 8 months old, we will continue to use these until teething is over.
Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether can be chilled in the fridge to cool and soothe hot little gums. It is ideally shaped for little mouths and can also be used to apply teething gel.