Product Type: Tommee Tippee baby products
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Chomp chomp dribble chew chew...spit out...repeat process ad infinitum!
Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers
Member Name: col81
Tommee Tippee Gummy Teethers
Advantages: Designed to help apply teething gel, soft silicone material.
Disadvantages: Can be a little big for younger babies' mouths. Can only be cold water sterilised.
My little one showed signs of teething when he was just 8 weeks old. Cue me trying to find whatever I could to satisfy his need to chomp on everything in sight. He doesn't have a dummy so that wasn't an option but I'd seen these teethers in the supermarket so bought a pack of two blue ones. One a slightly paler blue than the other. These teethers are designed so that baby can chomp on the curved part whilst keeping it in their mouth a bit like a dummy. The part which goes in baby's mouth has embossed lines and circles on it to help relieve pressure on sore gums. They are also designed so that teething gel can be applied to the teether to help it get to the right places on baby's sore gums.
Each of the two teethers is differently marked so as to target different parts of the gum as different teeth show signs of coming through. I was very keen to get going with the teethers but had to sterilise them first. They must only be cold water sterilised so out came the Milton tablets and after 15 minutes we were ready to roll. These teethers are meant for children 3 months and over so as my son was only 8 weeks, I found that his mouth was a little small for the teether. I held it while he had a little chomp on it and eventually, he took it into his mouth. I was expecting him to be able to hold it in his mouth and have a good old chomp on the teether but instead, he pushed it around with his tongue and eventually spat it out. This carried on until I held it for him to chew on and he seemed to gain satisfaction from doing this. It may be because he's not used to having a dummy that he was unable to keep it in his mouth or perhaps it was too big for his mouth.
The teether is made out of silicone making it nice and soft for baby to chew upon. They do seem a good way to apply teething gel if you don't want to apply it with a clean finger. I did find that my son quite liked just licking the gel off the teether at times so using the teethers as an applicator also has its downsides!
I paid just under £5 for the pair of teethers which seems a reasonable price for the pair. However, we haven't used them as much lately simply due to him not being able to hold it in his mouth himself or pop it back in once it's dropped out of his mouth. So far, no teeth have popped through but when the time comes and he is cutting teeth, we will use these again and his mouth will be bigger to enable him to keep the teethers in his mouth more effectively. At the moment, they are sitting in the cupboard, waiting for the teething process to begin in earnest!
Summary: Will be more use when baby's mouth is a little bigger.
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