Product Type: Tommee Tippee baby products
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Gummy teether- Great concept but my son wasnt playing along.
Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether
Member Name: catrocks03
Tommee Tippee Gummy Teether
Advantages: Good concept, gum like ring makes it ideal to chew on and apply gel to, similar design to a dummy
Disadvantages: My son didnt take to it
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!
Summary: Worth a try if your child has is a dummy lover, unfortunatly this product just wasnt for my boy.
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