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My boyfriends mum got this little teething toy for our son when he was around 6 months and those nasty teeth had started breaking through. We kept hold of those ones but she also kept a pair for at hers and my mum got a pair for when we came to hers! They werent his favourite toy by any means but when he went through the chewing stage these were often the toy he'd go for and they were attractively priced so we all had a set!
The toy contains three keys, all brightly coloured with different textures. The keys are made of plastic and filled with gel. You can put them in the fridge however I found my son preferred them either room temperature of slightly cold, had they been in the fridge for more than 20/30 mins he wouldnt want them in his mouth.
Icy bites suggests the freezer, I'd just like to mention here that you should not put teethers in the freezer. This can cause mouthburn. Most teethers do have this written on the label/instructions that come with them. I cant tell you if this did as it is a while ago which I bought it.
The keys themselves are quite wide, this means it would be pretty hard for baby to shove them too far back in his throat, causing him to gag.
The keys are easily cleaned, I do not have a dishwasher so not sure if they are safe but they are simple enough to clean by hand.
I have not seen this recently in my local Tesco (where I think they sold for around the £5 range. You can however pick them up on Amazon for £6.98. I still think this is decent value for how long they can be used (perhaps not for buying three pairs though). I no longer have my pair but my son who is now 2 occasionally uses them for imaginary play when visiting my Mum. I'd definitly buy them again if I was to have another baby.
I'm a sucker for buying my son little toys while doing my weekly shop! His dad is a mechanic and I'm a ex petrolhead (lol!) so when I seen this cute set of keys they had to be ours! At the time my son was only a few months old so I knew they would come in handy once his teeth started to make an appearance!
I love how they have different textures and colours on them. The rubber makes them easy to hold without the fear of them slipping out of you hand. They are quite chunky so you know there's no way your little one could put them too far inside their mouth.
The gel inside them goes really cold if you leave them in the fridge for a while which is a great relief for teething pain. I personally found even without being chilled that these worked brilliantly for my son.
These became one of my sons favorite toys when he was younger. They were a great size for keeping inside my changing bag for those moments when you need a distraction tool!
I never had a dishwasher so can't tell you if they are dishwasher safe but they are easy enough to clean by hand.
We've now owned these for over two years and they still look as good as new! They don't get chewed on now but are great for imaginative play.
I'm not sure now how much we paid for these but it would under five pounds and we've more than had our monies worth!!
I bought these keys for my daughter 5 years ago when she was teething and have just bought some for my baby now who is 5 months so is due to start teething at any time. I bought these from Tesco recently as I saw them on offer and remembered how good they had been last time I used them. Mine cost £3 but this is because they were in the special offer section. I think they are normally around £5.
The keys are specially designed for teething babies. They look like a normal set of keys they are on a ring and there are three of them. The ones I got are bright blue and spotty which my daughter seemed to be attracted to. They are the perfect size to fit in your baby's mouth.
Each of the three keys attached to the keyring is made from soft plastic and is filled with a gel. The thing that I liked about these Keys is that they can be put in the fridge or freezer so they are cold for babies little gums.
When I had the keys for my first daughter they were brilliant they are more or less indestructible, she never managed to break them and always liked playing with them for many months, I think she was attracted by the bright colors also the fact that they are a perfect size for little hands
I Found that my daughter played with these keys even when she wasn't teething so they are just a great toy for your baby to have. The keys also had little lumps on them which seemed to ease the teething pain when this did start.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone with a young baby.
We bought these keys for our first baby when she was teething. We were told they would help her whilst she was in teething pain. She didn't show much interest to them but we kept them anyway and we got them out again when our second baby was born, he too didn't show any interest in them!
They look like keys on a key ring as you get a big plastic ring which is blue with white spots and has an almost rubbery feel to it which I imagine feels nice on gums! It has three big plastic keys hanging off it. These are filled with a gel and if you put it in the fridge/freezer it chills them which helps to relieve teething pain.
Our first baby would hold them and shake them a bit like a rattle but she never really chewed on it. She didn't go through the stage where everything goes in her mouth and didn't suffer much when teething so they didn't get used much at all. With our son we got them out for him and he is a chewer, everything goes straight to his mouth and he likes a good gnaw but he wasn't very interested in these. He would pick them up and examine the colours but didn't really bother with chewing on them even when we had put them in the freezer for him. Again he liked to shake them so the keys would bang together and make a satisfying noise.
These are really nice and colourful so they are attractive for babies and should catch their attention. I have heard good things about them and seen our friends children clutching some and having a good chew on them but for our children they just didn't really have any part which is a shame.
Oscar didn't get his first tooth until a few days before his first birthday, but he seemed to be having teething pain from about six months. We used many different teething rings, gels, powders etc. I was given this Nuby Teether in a hamper when I left work to start maternity leave, so I'm not sure how much it cost then (2 years ago!), but just had a quick look on Boots website and it costs £3.75.
It consists of a hard plastic ring with the Nuby logo and 3 keys with textured rubber sections. The keys are water filled, and when stored in the fridge, can be very soothing on sore gums! The ring itself is the perfect shape for a young baby to hold, and it is not too heavy.
Oscar used this a lot when teething, and it seemed to really help him, even when not kept in the fridge. The water itself was soothing enough.
It was easy to keep clean, I just gave it a wipe over after each use and a good wash every night when Oscar was asleep. If you are really germ conscious you could soak it in Miltons I suppose, but do not put it in a steriliser! A friend of mine did and the whole thing melted, leaving her kitchen smelling of burnt plastic for weeks!
All in all, a lovely teether from Nuby at an affordable price! This gets 5 stars from Oscar!!
When my baby son started teething a couple of months ago, we bought him the Tommee Tippee Icy Bite Keys from Tesco for around £5. He was about three months old then, so didn't get full use of this, as it is quite heavy and you need a degree of accuracy in being able to put it in your mouth, but now he is five months old and his hand-to-eye coordination has much improved, he is using the keys every day.
They look bright and pretty and are designed to resemble adult keys on a keyring, so your child has a mini version of something their parents own too. The keyring here is bright blue with white spots on and it is hard, so chewing on the ring can bring comfort to teething babies too. The three keys have slightly differently shaped tops with the familiar key bit in yellow, blue and green with the top sections in orange, red and purple, so you can also use these to introduce the colours to your baby. The keys are filled with a soft squidgy gel which gets cool when left in the fridge. The top bits of the keys are hard with textured bits, so there are plenty of different things for the baby to explore and put in its mouth.
The ring has Nuby on it, but it is a Tommee Tippee product. Both brands have a good reputation, so I was happy to buy this after reading the packaging for its safety specifications. It has all the required safety marks and does not contain any PVC or BPA. It is important to note that this cannot be put in the freezer though, only the fridge. It is suitable for babies from three months onwards. It is currently priced at £5.25 on Amazon UK but the cheapest place to buy it seems to be from the Pharmacy First website who are selling it for only £2.69.
The gel in the keys is supposed to stay cooler for longer than using water filled teethers, but personally, I haven't found this particularly true. You still need to put it back in the fridge every couple of hours if you want it cool. My son has found the keys useful for his teething, especially now he can hold these himself and work out how to put the keys in his mouth and chew on all the various bits and textures. He can often be found chewing on the keys and dribbling everywhere, so he seems to know what to do and presumably it helps the pain he suffers from teething (along with applications of Bonjela!).
Toys that are designed for teething often only have a limited use, but the Tommee Tippee Icy Bite Keys have more about them, as they are brightly coloured and well designed. I am sure they can be used as a toy long after the teething has eased. After all, which child doesn't want to emulate their parents, so I am sure they will be happy to have their own set of mini keys? So while these aren't perfect, they are well worth the money and a good product to buy for your little one while they are teething.
I have two daughters, one is 5 in a few weeks and one is 19 months old, both of my girls have had a set of these keys and I think they are brilliant. The keys are made by Nuby which is a pretty big name in baby accessories, you can buy them all over such as Tesco, Asda and Boots and they cost about £5 when I bought them although these actually seem to have gone down a littl4e and can be bought for £4.09 from Boots currently.
The keys came packaged in a plastic fronted package with cardboard on the back the kind where you have to destroy the packaging to get them out so you are unable to see what the toy is about before purchase and it can be quite difficult to make a hole in the cardboard back to rip the package open from.
The keys are on a keyring like normal keys would be, the keyring is bright blue rubber with white spots on so this is ideal for your baby to chomp on whilst teething afterall this is a toy for teething babies. The keyring has a red and white oval with Nuby written in it showing who it is made by, there are three keys attached to the keyring each one is a piece of plastic with the ends of the keys being soft plastic filled with purice gel which can be chilled. There is a red and blue plastic top with a blue bottom, a red and yellow plastic top with a yellow bottom and pruple and green plastic top with a green bottom. I like that the colours are all bold and bright.
The keys are very durable and neither of my daughters managed to damage them in any way, the keys are nice and bright to attract your child and they are easy to hold for younger babies. The teether is suitable from 3 months old and has different little nobbly bits on the bottom of the key pieces so that when your child chews on them the bits ease their gums. The keys are filled with purice gel which when placed in the fridge is apparenbtly supposed to stay cool for longer than water filled teether which to be honest I have never compared them but the teether did stay cool for a long time qand my children would get bored of chewing them before they warmed up.
Both my daughters loved this teether and even when they weren't teething they would often play with it, I think this teether is great and did certainly have a cooling effect on my daughters gums and I do believe they did help to give both my daughters some relief from teething which is the idea of the toy so I was pleased with the way it worked. Luckily both my children now have the majority of their teeth and no longer need a teether so this has now made it's way to my younger cousin who is getting plenty of use from it too. At 3 months old neither of my daughters could manage to hold these and get them in their mouths but if they were sat in their bouncers and we placed them on their chests and put a key in their mouths they managed to use them fine and then as they got older they were able to use them by themselves.
I think this is a good teething aid with the added enjoyment of being a toy and the price is pretty decent too.
When it comes to a baby teething anything that they can get their gums around and really bite into is great. I also like it when the teether also doubles up as a cute toy and these keys from Tommee Tippee do just the trick. Tommee Tippee is a name I really trust as they make such a wide range of baby products, from bottles, weaning accessories and toys.
I had these keys for my little girl who is now two and will be using them for my little boy of three weeks too. I think it goes to show how good the quality is of Tommee Tippee products that I can still use this as a teether two years after I first bought it. I purchased them from Boots and I think it cost me in the £5 region which is a good price in my opinion.
The keys come as a set of three and hang on a plastic ring. What's nice is that you can hang this ring over your buggy or car seat so the keys can be used as a toy as well as a teether. I like to hold onto the ring and jingle them in front of the babies as this catches their eye and hopefully their imagination. The keys are made of plastic. The top part is quite solid and then the bottom key portion is softer as this is filled with gel. The outside of the key i textured. It has lots of little plastic dots on it which give the teether something for gums to feel and this will soothe, massage and stimulate their tender gums. I now my little girl always liked biting on these when she had bad teeth and it seemed to provide some relief.
The gel inside the keys is made with special ingredients so that it actually stays cooler than tethers filled with just water. In order to cool down these keys you just pop them in the fridge, I tended to put them in there overnight so they were ready for the next day. Then when you take them out they really are rather cool and must provide another nice sensation on red raw gums.
The keys are made with nice bright colours to really catch their eye. One key is blue and red, one is yellow and orange and one is green and purple. The keys are also said to improve hand eye coordination as well when a baby plays with them. I think my one complaint with them would be that they are rather large so if your child has quite a small mouth like my little girl did it may be hard to fit the whole key in the mouth and have a really good chew but she was able to chew on the tips and found this ok.
The keys are suitable from 3 months and are BPA free so you can feel safe giving this to your child.
These cost around the £5.00 mark in Boots, the one my daughter has was a gift when she was born.
It is a solid rubber ring that has three plastic rings on it, each coloured differently. There is a green one blue one and yellow one, they each have a hard plastic bit on top of key which has different textures rubbery shapes on it. I particularly like the green key as you can see in the picture it has a bumpy effect on it and I feel that would benefit a baby needing that something helpful on gums.
Each main key part is also of bumpy textures and the inside of each one also contains some gel, the reason for the gel is that this teether can be cooled to give even more relief of teething pain to baby.
Now on the packaging that came with it I read that it must be washed before use but nothing else really that was of use in English anyway. Now as it says icy bite I presumed it was to be put into the freezer which is what I done. It made the gel inside go really cold but not frozen. Now I still am not really sure if this is meant to be frozen or just popped into the fridge which I've noticed other people have done. It did stay cold for a while but not as long as I thought it would. On a hot summers day (no fear of that in England lol) it would warm up even faster.
My daughter likes playing with this but I feel it doesn't really act well as a teether more a toy. It is for use from 4 months plus and their co-ordination is not great then and they need it to get the icy part of key into their mouths. It may just be my daughter but have noticed the ring and top of keys spend more time in her mouth then the cold parts.
Would I recommend this? well not really if you are wanting it to be a fantastic product. Looking at previous reviews of this I feel I'm not alone in thinking this. You can't beat your own keys to keep a baby happy lol...
I bought these keys for my baby before he was even born as they were on offer for about £2 and I thought they would be good for teething.
These keys are very cute looking and are lovely and bright so will attract a baby's attention. The colours are red, blue, yellow, green and purple so they are suitable for both boys and girls.They are nice because although they are plastic they are a soft plastic so they are perfect for teething and they don't feel rough at all. There are three keys on the ring and they each have a gel inside them. The ring is a good size and is easy for a baby to grab. You can either use them as they are or put them in the fridge to make them nice and cold so they feel nice on your baby's gums. These keys feel like a good quality product that will last and seem very well made and well thought out.
I have to say though that although they are probably good for some babies my son has not really used them. My son has never been terribly upset when teething and although he has played with these a few times he has never been bothered about chewing on them so I didn't need to buy them. I think it is best to wait and see how your baby handles teething before buying these keys because you may not need them.
When our son is teething he tends to bite and chew anything but I thought that he would prefer these keys as they were cold. As I would only give calpol if it's very bad and he is inconsolable.
I saw this product what looked like a rattle with 3 keys on it in yellow, green and blue each key has 3 different textures on them with spots and lines and are on a plastic key ring. The keys feel like a soft jelly kind of material and are filled with a form of gel that says it stays cool longer than water like a food cool bag would.
I like that you can put them in the fridge and they do stay cold for a while about an hour or maybe longer until they have cooled down and I like it that they are a toy as well as a teether so they can play with it as well although it's a toy that he grew out of quickly and now almost 1 he doesn't bother with it any more and when I did give this toy to him he did use it occasionally but he still picked up anything to chew on.
It is good if he was in the pushchair or car and I used to give him this and he was happy with it but now he chucks it around everywhere with his toys.
I feel that I could have bought a more interesting rattle for him to have for the same price that held his interest for longer but I do think it is very clever making it cold and it is easy for them to hold. This teether was about £4.50 from boots when we bought it. Its odd that they are called icy bite keys you put them in the fridge not freezer.
We were bought these teethers by a friend when my daughter was born. These keys are a classic choice of teether so was not surprised to receive them!
The icy bite keys are a set of three teethers shaped like keys on a blue hard rubber ring. The keys have hard plastic tops and then soft rubber ends. Each key is a different colour- blue, yellow or green. The keys can be put into the fridge to cool them down. But do make sure you don't put them into a steriliser as they can split.
My daughter was never really interested in these teethers. We tried putting them in the fridge for her but she just ignored them. We also attached them to her buggy for her to use while we were out but she generally ate the books we attached instead. Now that she's older, she does like chewing on the blue ring that they are attached to, but she never used the keys.
I would not bother buying these keys for my daughter again, but I think she may be an exception. She wasn't keen on a lot of teethers and definitely prefers chewing books to chewing teethers. They may work well for some, but not for this fussy girl.
I bought the Tommee Tippee Icy Bite Keys for my son when he began teething; I can't remember why I chose this one in particular, although it was probably a combination of style and price.
You can buy Icy bite keys from many places including Boots, where I bought mine. They tend to cost £2.49-£3.99, depending on where you buy.
The teether is basically a set of chunky plastic keys on a large, also plastic, ring. The ends of the keys are the teething part (although any area can be chewed without trouble).
These parts contain purICE gel, which is supposed to stay cooler longer than your average water filled teethers.
Since this is the only one I've owned, I can't say for sure whether this is true although they do stay cool for quite a long time, so I would tend to agree with them on this one.
Bailey seemed to like throwing the keys around, banging and rattling them, and while they did ease his teething pains to a certain extent, it was clear that they didn't always help.
I think that he found it quite difficult to get them to exactly where the pain was. I ended up rummaging through the huge box full of baby things I'd bought when I was pregnant for something else that might help.
The closest thing was a pack of Avent dummies; B had never used dummies before and I didn't really want to get him hooked on one but I thought that, having no prior knowledge of them, he would treat them as a teether.
Luckily he did; he found them easy and comfortable to hold, he also seemed to be able to get them exactly where he wanted them and his pain was almost always soothed by them.
He also used them when in pain, but threw them out otherwise so he didn't become dependent on them.
We kept Icy Bites as a toy as Bailey quite liked playing with them; we gave up on them as a teething aid though.
My final thoughts?
It is quite a nice teether; it stays cool for ages and is fun for baby to use, unfortunately it isn't too effective, probably as the keys are an odd shape.
They are probably worth a try though as, if nothing else, they'll make a great toy!
My daughter was never overly fussed about teethers. She would use them occasionally when she was teething but she much preferred to play with them than actually use them for the purpose they were meant for! And with 2 grandmothers, a great-grandad, Mummy, Daddy, a great Uncle, an Aunt and Uncle she ended up being a walking advert for all the different types of teether you can buy! So if you see a few teether reviews you will know why!
The Tommee Tippee Icy Bit keys was one teether she received out of many. The teether was brightly coloured with a hardish ring holding 3 different coloured keys - yellow, blue and green. It gave the impression of being like a set of car keys. Each key on the ring was a different shape too - one jey was rounded, one was a triangle shape and one was a square shape so it was also quite an educational teether!
It is the actual keys which hold the teether part of the the teething keys. Each end of the key (the key part) is the teether which is easy for a child to put in their mouth and chew on. There are also different textures on the key which your child will notice when chewing. The textured surfaces are supposed to stimulate and sooth the sore gums.
The keys are meant to go into the fridge before being given to your child so that the end they chew on is nice and cold and will relieve painful and burning gums. Theese teethers are meant to stay colder for longer because instead of being water filled they are filled with purICE gel.
My daughter tried this teether twice and cried really hard when she did. From the way she acted I assumed that it was because the textured bits on the teether actually caused her more pain in her gums than it did stimulate. In the end she just started playing with the keys instead of actually using them for the purpose they were made for.
I am not sure how much these teethers cost but from our experience I wouldn't recommend them. They are well made and strong enough to be teethers but my daughter absolutely hated them for that purpose. Although I think the textured teether is a good idea on paper it does cause more pain in real life so not the greatest idea when in practise.
I give this product 3 DooYoo stars.
Summer's nursery has a huge clear toy box that contains a whole load of rubbish. Teething was a huge problem for Summer. However, if you read my review on Calgel, you'll find we found the solution sooner or later. These keys were a toy that lay amongst Summer's pile of rubbish. I'll admit, in her younger years, she would cry and I would shake these keys above my head. Well, I didn't think they were Keys at the time. My fiance and I had a little laugh to ourselves one time he was up, Summer began to cry furiously and and I shouted "go get the little cactus toy" haha! You know, if you have this product yourself, you'll notice that the green one looks awful like a cactus upside down. I went through the whole of Summer's time with us thinking tat they were a yellow, blue and green cactus inside a plant box. You'll think I'm crazy, but if you have it, go look at the green one, tip it upside down and you'll see what I mean! It actually took a Google search for my boyfriend to convince me there's no such thing as yellow and blue cactus! I'm such a dosey.... Anyhow, that's not important but an interesting story that relates to the product haha.
But yeah, Summer quite liked having the "cactus" jingled above her head. I saw Summer on an occasion or two sticking it in her mouth, then throwing it away. I never thought anything of it. It then wasn't until my friend came up who has a son and said
"oh, seems that everyone with a baby in the house has that teething toy!!".
"Eh, teething toy? "
"What, did you think they were just random keys hahaha?"
"Well no, I thought they were cactus, but that's a different story"
So, it was then I noticed that they were teething toys. I have no idea how they got in the box, and I don't remember buying them. They must have been a present, or my sister-in-law must have popped them in. It was then I started trying them out as teething toys. So, let's get to the product.
These toys are incredibly lightweight. It has a hook which is the diameter of an 8 year olds arm. (Yeah, I have tested this myself). It is blue in colour with white polka dots. It then had three keys attached which are shaped awful like cactus. The top of the keys (or plant pots) are hard plastic. The three colours are orange red and purple. The actual key parts are a bendy but not squishy rubbery-plastic. It has little dots on it (which could very easily be little pricks on a cactus, you know!). The hard part of the keys have two very very soft and squishy rubber bits at the side. Which, in all honesty, I don't know the function of.
How did it work?
Well, put it this way. Summer didn't even know it was a teething toy, and neither did we. After we found out what it was, we tried to get her to bite but. However, she was having none of it! She just threw it out of her mouth. When the got older, she was able to hit me with it. Good on her, what sort of baby wants a cactus cactus cactusss in her mouth! Yes, I'm such a blooming rebel, I called it a cactus. Why? Because I like it, ok? It now gathers dust.
Well since I didn't actually buy it, I shouldn't know the price. However, since I'm such a good Dooyooer, I'll fetch the price for you which is £5. To be hoenst, when my wisdom teeth pull through, I quite like the feeling of pressing something hard against it. However, it makes the pain worse for me so I image it would make the baby's pain worse.
The cool textured surfaces on the IcyBite keys sooth and stimulate sore gums safely. With a specially designed ring that's easy for baby to hold.Filled with purICE gel for chilling in the fridge, which allows the teether to stay cooler for longer than waterfilled teethers.