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My young son was bought the Tommie Tippee Teether as a present when he was a couple of months old and was just starting to play, or should I say mess with things. The Teether is priced at around £4.99 and can be purchased from most supermarkets etc. Although a teether the item is also a moving puzzle that twists and turns creating shapes for little minds. The teether puzzle is made of strong plastic in a variety of colours including orange, blue, and clear plastic. Inside some of the sections are small balls that causes the item to rattle when moved. The curves also have a range of different textures, which include, smooth areas, curves with ridges and bumps. The teether is very tactile and colourful so great for little ones to play with. The different textures help develop children's sensory abilities and the movement of the the item helps develop fine motor skills. As a teether in itself the Tommie Tippee is great for little hands to hold and little gums to gnash on with the different textures helping relieve pain on teething gums. At the bargain price of £4.99 you can't go wrong for this item as a entertaining toy and teether. Its nice and small so easy to chuck in your change bag if you are going out and will keep them happy in their pushchair, at home or out and about.
My Mum bought this teether for my son when he was about 4 months old. I was with her when she bought it and I agreed it looked fun and easy to hold. It does many things, it has rubbery rings which are the main teething bits and a few plastic hoops which can be moved all around it and they rattle when it is shaken. It has see-through parts which are knobbly and have small balls inside that also rattle around. It is made up from 6 'u' shaped plastic parts which are all permanently attached to each other but they swivel around allowing you to change the shape of the toy while you play with it. It is brightly coloured and it a great size for a babies hand to hold, it is light and looks very appealing. It has a wide variety of textures and features that your baby will love to explore and it is not just a teether, it is a toy too. My son however never really liked it. I don't know why because in my view it ticks all the boxes, it does so much but he never really played with it for more than a couple of minutes at a time. I always try and buy things that are good value for money, and as this had many features I thought it would be a good buy. I kept it and have now given it to my 4 month old daughter, at first she didn't seem that interested in it either, but today she did sit and play/chew on it for quite a long time, so it may become a favourite toy yet. I think that this was about £5 in Boots when it was purchased, I think this is a little high but then that is probably because it hasn't had much use. In my opinion I still think it is a good toy, and I am sure hundreds of babies will love it. So I give it 4 stars because it does several things, and it is quite a different style of teether/toy which is why I thought it was a good buy.
This Tommee Tippee toothing toy is fantastic, I have to admit while my little one enjoys it I also find it very fun and diverting. It is basically a plastic teething device which can also be used as a toy for kids between 9 months to 2 years on long journies or whilst sat in the high chair. Available from Amazon for £4.99 it is low price and high value keeping little one entertained with its flexibility, allowing the child to manipulate it into varying shapes. This is a BPA toothing ring which rattles and has beads in it, it is easy to bend and move this strange contraption into different shapes, which keeps a little one entertained for long periods, it is attached at all ends so you have no worries about pieces of the toy going missing. I have spoken to other parents who worry that the device could cause choking if it were to crack and the beads were to escape, but this is hard wearing and I think the worries are too much here on things that could happen in a worst case scenario, rather than what will realistically happen. The item is reasonably heavy at around 100g, it is wonderfully colourful and has lovely little grips for baby to hold and chew, it has transparent areas with beads, rings and makes lovely noises as a rattle or soothes as a toothing device. We have had excellent value from this toy, it continues to amuse our little one, it continues to amuse me too and it has proven very soothing during the difficult teething period. A fun, puzzling contraption which looks great, is fun to play with, is decent value and yet allows children freedom to express themselves. A keeper in my book, doesn't take up much space in the teething box especially if flattened down. A definite 4 out of 5 toy!
I've tried quite a few teethers with my daughter as she started teething at only 8 weeks old and it's lasted since then (she's 2 now), some haven't been very good, but one she's really enjoyed using is the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether, because it's not just like a standard 'boring' teether (ie, something you chew that doesn't do much else), it's a toy as well. I bought the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether in Morrisons for £4 which I think is a good price as it's actually quite large and looks fun. It comes in a package which comprises a flat cardboard back and a plastic clear bubble front, both are recyclable. The teether itself is multi coloured and suitable for both girls and boys and in a twisted design (the twists move), with various soft and bumpy sections to chew on, with some sections which have beads inside and shake, and some which have hoops over them which move up and down. For a baby, there is a lot going on with the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether which means they're happy to hold it, shake it, move it about and generally explore it as well as give it a good old chew as well, which babies tend to do whether they've been handed a teether or not (many times, I've found my daughter chewing a shoe, a book, or a DVD case, so the fact she took to the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether so well was a great relief to me!) For a while it was her favourite 'toy' and she never let it go when she was teething badly. It's fully waterproof and you can wash it (I wouldn't recommend putting it in the dishwasher) under a running tap and you can also cold sterilise it if you wish (especially if your child teethes as young as mine did). Overall for the money and the entertainment value the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether is a great buy and I wish I'd bought it first because it became a firm favourite both as a nice comfortable teether with different textures, and as a little toy as well. You can even take it in the bath! It would make a nice little addition to a baby gift for a new parent, and it's practical, too. Overall I highly recommend it, and will be buying another in the future.
I'm going to be totally honest here.. I had no idea this toy was a teether until about 5 minutes ago while I saw it on the dooyoo review list!! My mum gave us this toy when tyler was about 5 months. She had taken the packaging off and hadnt told me it was a teether. It certaintly doesnt look like one in my opinon. She gave it to us with a couple of other little toys if I remember correctly. Its a little hard to describe this toy if you cant see the pictures. Its a few semi circles connected together, you can manipulate its shape slightly, it has rings on, raised texture in some areas and beads in so it rattles if you shake it. My son used to love this rattle- I call it that because that is what I see it as! He liked to shake it to make a noise and as he got older loved manipulating the links slightly. As he got older he sometimes tried to put his hands in the nappy area during his changes (which one resulted in a horrible pooey hand) so to keep his hands busy I'd usually give him this. It was a great small toy to pop in the changing bag and every now and again it comes back out just to be held during nappy time. My son very rarely put this in his mouth. Like any young baby he did of course put things in his mouth but he had favourites and this wasnt on of them. I dont know why- maybe the shape just didnt appeal to him- his fists or teething keys were what interested him though. I can't reccomend this toy for teething more for the obvious reason I never would of known it was a teether had I not seen it on here named as a "puzzle teether" and my son certaintly never used this as such. I would however reccomend it as a small toy. Its great for keeping little hands busy especially during a nappy change and can keep your little one quiet while they fiddle with it. It could also easily be attached with a velcro strap to a buggy. You can purchase this toy (or should I say teether!) for 4.99 on Amazon. Im unsure how to rate this...for teething purposes it doesnt rate highly for me but as a toy my son loves it. And he still fiddles with it now as I've said so it has longetivity there. I'm going to give it a generous 3 stars.
We have two daughters Sophie who is 5 and Emily who is one, neither child has ever had major issues with teething just a couple of days here and there but with our first child we were at the ready and bought lots of different teethers for her. I cannot remember what this costs at the time but do remember that we bought it from Asda and I know both Asda and Tesco sell it now. For the purposes of this review I have looked up the item and it currently sells at £4 or in Asda they are on offer at 2 for £6. The teether is made by Tommee Tippee who is a well know and trusted brand in the baby world. The teether came packaged with a plastic surround on the front and then backed onto a bit of cardboard. The teether is not like most you can buy this is a very brightly coloured series of semi circles of plastic with rubber bits which all connect together and can be twisted all different ways into many different shapes but never comes apart. I have a friend whose son has Asperges syndrome and he has something very similar to try and keep his hands busy. There are six semi circles that make up the teether, three of the semi circles have rubber bits on the plastic which is for your child to chew on to relieve the pain of teething. The other shapes are see through and a couple are ridged rather than being smooth and then there are coloured balls inside which rattle when the teether is moved. The teether also has three rings of plastic loose over the shapes so as your baby moves the semi circles the rings move up and down and the two lots of plastic rattle against each other. The teether is suitable from birth however Sophie was a few months old when we bought her it, she seems attracted by all the colours and when we used a piece of Velcro and attached it over her car seat or buggy she would spend ages just staring at it. When we were at home we would put it in her hands for her whilst she sat in her bouncer and she would put it in her mouth of course that was probably more because that's what babies do than her actually knowing what to do with it. Once Sophie was a little older she found it funny to hold it and shake it quite violently for a baby I might add which of course will have created a blur of colour for her as well as providing the noise of all the rattling bits. She never really seemed to chew on this when she was teething so as a teether I don't think this provided any help for her at all but of course I cannot really say that as I don't know what she felt but she did love it as a toy. The older Sophie got the more interested she seemed in twisting and turning the teether although sometimes she did get a little annoyed with it when she would try and pull it apart which of course wouldn't work. I think this is a good toy if not teether and for £4 Sophie had a lot of interest in it and enjoyed playing with it from about 3 months up until about 10 months when she started to crawl around she seemed to lose interest. I think this is a good value product and would recommend it.
We received the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether as a gift before my son was born. It was soon forgotten about until my son got to about three months and became more interested in holding things. He was quite late for teething with his first tooth appearing at eight months so we didn't use it as a teether until then. - The Puzzle Teether - This is made up of six semi circles all connected together to made a wiggly loop. Three of the semi circles are hard solid plastic with rubber rings around them that are ideal for chewing on. The other three semi circles are partly coloured and partly transparent, hollow plastic. These contain small coloured balls which rattle around. On the outside of this wiggly loop there are three plastic rings which can be moved around the toy and also make a nice rattling noise. The toy is made of nice contrasting colours: blue, green, purple, pink, orange, black and white. The wiggly loop can be twisted and turned in a few ways to make different shapes. - Playing/Chewing - This quickly became a popular toy as it was easy to grab hold of, makes a nice loud rattling noise when shaken, there is lots to look at what with the different colours and beads, and lots to fiddle with such as the rubber rings and the moveable plastic rings. Then came the fascination with the way it twists and turns into different shapes. The result was a quietly entertained baby and a very happy mummy! I found this to be the perfect toy for keeping in the changing bag and bringing out when we were out and about. So my son happily held, shook, sucked and dropped this on the floor from around three months of age but by about six months he was no longer interested in it so it was relegated to the toy box in favour of more exciting toys. At eight months he transformed into a teething monster with all the associated traits: he wouldn't eat or sleep, his cheeks were red, he dribbled like a tap had been turned on, constantly had his fists in his mouth and he was unbelievably grumpy. So I dug out the Puzzle Teether hoping it would soothe his pain. However, he wasn't interested. He didn't attempt to put it in his mouth and he wouldn't let me do this either. This was the same reaction with all our teethers and he simply seemed to prefer chewing on his fists. Overall I think this is a lovely looking, stimulating, entertaining toy so it didn't really bother me that we didn't get to use it as a teether. - Cleaning - I'm not sure if this toy is suitable for microwave sterilisation and I haven't tried this myself. I have cleaned it with a Dettol wipe and this seemed to work sufficiently. - Age Range - This is meant to be suitable from birth. While there is no reason why it couldn't be given to a newborn, I don't think most babies would be interested until they were around two months old. - Price and Availability - The standard price for this seems to be around £5.50 but I have seen it a little cheaper. It is available in Boots and larger supermarkets. I think this is a reasonable price to pay for a toy/teether of this size. - Would I Recommend? - I would definitely recommend the teether puzzle as a toy as it seemed to really entertain my son. I can't really comment on how well it works as a teether as we didn't really use it for this purpose. Overall a good buy.
We were in the baby isle at tesco and my daughter who was about 6 months at the time spotted the tommee tippee puzzle teether and was determined to try and get it. we did get it for her even though she wasn't teething at the time but she did start teething soon after. It is the best teether we got for her. Her nan got a couple of teethers for her place for my daughter but none were as good. This teether is brilliant as its just the right size for little hands. She could bite anywhere on the teether and (im assuming) that it was very effective in relieving her pain as we didn't have much of a problem with her during this stage. Also it has a lot of colours and textures and makes a nice rattling sound that distracted her from the pain so that was very handy. Id say this is a must have for those tricky months of baby teething. It also acts as a rattle so thats a bonus. But i would say it might be a bit big for anyone under 6 months. I would reccommend this product to a friend as it has worked very well for my daughter.
My nephew (12 years old) who is smitten with my little boy went into town one weekend and with his pocket money brought Charlie the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether, I must admit I was impressed with his choice and touched at the thought. I love Tommee Tippee so was really chuffed at his choice. When I asked him out of all the things why he brought that one he said because it was a "dual gadget!!" (I had to laugh at this comment) He went on to explain it was great for when he's teething and a little toy. He also stated it was the most colourful one in Boots. He brought this toy from boots which set him back £4.85. The idea behind this toy is to help relieve the pain of teething and take there mind off it by playing with it. At only 4 months old my little one is just starting to teeth so has not started chewing on it yet but he loves holding it and shaking it to make a rattling noise. The shape of it makes it easy to hold. The teether toy is made from smooth plastic with different textures. There are 3 rings which can be moved round the toy. Inside the tubing are small beads that when shook rattle around a make a noise. It is a very eye-catching collection of colours green, blue, purple and orange. Which was one of the main reason's for my nephew purchasing. This is another great product by Tommee Tippee, good value and multi purpose. I would recommend this to any parents with children of about 2 months +.
When my son entered the 'putting everything that I can reach into my mouth' phase I thought it was probably time to buy one or two things designed specifically for that purpose. Tommee Tippee is a brand that I have come to know and trust having bought a variety of their products for my baby, so I decided to look at their range of teethers. The puzzle teether appealed to me as it wasn't simply one of your classic teethers - it was more like a toy. The teether is a hard plastic material and made up of several tube links that can be bent into different shapes, although it remains as one single loop (quite difficult to describe but the dooyoo picture should help somewhat!). The teether is also brightly coloured which is another big positive for me as it is stimulating for baby to look at. The tube is quite thin so it fits snugly in baby's hand and helps improve manipulative skills whilst remaining non-frustrating to baby. It is not so thin, however, that I would have any worries as to the safety of it (snapping, bending etc) and it is very resilient to smashing (this has been tested on several occasions in our house!). There are also rubber circles on the outside of the plastic in some areas and rings around the tube that can be moved up and down. This means that there are different textures for baby to explore and an activity or two to master - forming different shapes and moving the rings up and down. Within the tubes there are also some coloured balls which, along with the plastic ring, means that there is a noise when shaken so it also makes a good rattle too. The movement of these balls also captivates baby. I bought the teether for around £4 in Wilkinsons but have seen it also in various shops such as mothercare, boots and babies r us. It is also available online. For the price, I think it is a nice product and a good alternative to other teethers available. However, it would not be as soothing to a baby suffering teething pain as a water-filled teether, for example, which are specific to the relief of teething pain. The teether is really easy to clean as it has no awkward grooves etc for dirt and germs to hide in. It can simply be wiped over with an antibacterial wipe or cloth. I would recommend this for babies once they are able to pick things up in their hands, my son enjoys playing with this very much.
The Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether is something that we bought as a combined teether, toy and rattle for our child. Its a very interesting and exciting looking teether toy that is one of the more unique teethers we have tried. If you haven't seen this its worth checking out. We were lucky enough to have paid just £2.40 ish for the teether, which we later found out was rather cheap for the product. At the price we paid we felt that we got very good value for money as this can cost up to £4 or so. ********************************************************** Our child rather enjoyed exploring the teether toy and although we did wonder how well it would work as the time of purchase, it proved to be something that was very versatile. Not only can a child have a good old chew down on it, but it can be used as a rattle or a very puzzling puzzle toy. The Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether comprises of a series of interlinked semi circles that can move and be moved to make the teether into a variety of shapes. Each semi circular piece of the teether is able to be moved. This twisty and turny feature is something that can be an interesting addition to what would otherwise be a very colourful but static product if the pieces didn't move as they do. ********************************************************** There are lots of lovely zingy and bright colours used on the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether. One part of the teether has black and white stripes, then there are mixes of lime and electric blue, which really stand out, orange and purple feature strongly too. There are also clear fronted sections. Our child found the combination of colours fascinating and the fact that there are also lots of textures, ridges and bumps and a series of 3 movable rings, which can move around the whole thing often ending up in all sorts of places on the teether, makes this even more fun. ********************************************************** One thing our child liked was the noise the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether could make if shaken. It has a series of small coloured beads set into the clear fronted sections of the teether and these make a rattle when moved or shaken. Our child liked to rattle and bang the teether so that it made plenty of nice sounds to enjoy. The Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether may look like rather an oddity, but our child seemed to really like it. Often with teether toys, they would end up thrown down after a while, but this one was something that held our childs attention for far longer. ********************************************************** The shapes and textures of the teether made for some very nice chewing surfaces and lots of times the teether seemed to be a very soothing thing for our child to chew and gum. Although we did think it may be a little hard in texture our child didn't seem to find that a problem at all. I would certainly say that its something that is worth checking out, as we found our child used it in a variety of ways, some of which were entertaining and some which were soothing. The teether seems well made and can easily be washed and cleaned and sterilised if need be. ********************************************************** To rate the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether, I feel it ought to get 4 stars, as it really does have lots to offer and is something very different to many other teether toys you can buy. The way the teether twists and turns to make new shapes, combined with all the bright colours, interesting shapes, textures and noise making capability give it the edge over many teether products. We bought ours at a bargain price, but even at the higher price of around £4 or so, the teether is still good value.
Five month old Freddy has really been suffering with teething this week. As he's normally such a happy little chap, it's been hard to watch him crying and chomping down on anything and everything he can get his chubby hands on. One of his favourite toys that's helping him through this difficult period is the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether, a multi-purpose toy that not only provides him something to chew on, but also provides him with lots of visual, auditory and tactile stimulation. I must admit, I didn't actually buy this for it's qualities as a teether, but because it was such an interesting and 'different' toy that was (supposedly) suitable from birth. The teether itself is made up of six interlocking semi-circles, three of which are made from hollow, hard semi-transparent plastic, while the other three are made of opaque plastic with rings of rubber for baby to chew on. Each segment is decorated with a different colour, with one in particular featuring the high contrast black and white, which is so good at attracting even a very young baby's attention. The transparent sections also contain small balls that make a very satisfying rattle when shaken and there are three plastic rings that can be moved around the teether, or simply chomped on. But the best feature is the way all the different sections rotate and move meaning it can be twisted into all sorts of shapes, it's very similar to something I was given to keep my hands occupied when trying to give up smoking and I can attest that it's very addictive. I'm not 100% sure whether this can be cold-water sterilised, but I wouldn't advise using any method involving heat or steam as the plastic will melt (take my word for it, Freddy is on his second one). On removing the teether from the packet, I simply rinsed it with freshly boiled water, allowed it to cool and then handed it to Freddy. But there again he is at an age where if I were to sterilise everything that went in his mouth, the steriliser would be on all day. If you are worried about germs then a wipe down with sterilising solution shouldn't do it any harm. And on to the important part, Freddy's opinion. I know he's too young to tell me exactly what he thinks, but he's quite capable of demonstrating his likes and dislikes. Although the puzzle teether is advertised as being suitable from birth, Freddy really wasn't interested in it until he was about four months old. It is really far too big and heavy for younger babies, and even though I held it for him, Freddy has always preferred toys he can interact with himself. Once he got to four months, Freddy found it quite easy to grab hold of, the segments are a perfect diameter for little hands, but it was still a little heavy for him to spend any time exploring the different textures. At five months, however, Freddy is really starting to love this toy. He finds it easy pick up or take out of my hands, and loves banging it on the tray of his bumbo. He also loves shaking it to making it rattle, twiddling the rings and watching the balls move. As with everything else this also goes in his mouth to be chomped on, although it took him a little while to work out which were the best bits to chew on and how to get them in his mouth (they have a habit of moving just before he gets it in his mouth) the rubberised segments are just the right size for him to have a good chomp. While the puzzle teether is in no way Freddy's favourite toy, it is one that he plays with daily and at times it can be quite difficult to get off him. So all-in-all I would say that Freddy's opinion of this toy is that it's fun and soothes his little gums. My own opinion is not much different, the Puzzle Teether is a toy that stimulates Freddy in a number of ways. He gets visual, auditory and tactile stimulation while his need to chew is also satisfied. The teether also encourages and rewards hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motors skills helping Freddy develop all important skills. All this at a remarkably low price, I originally bought this for about £4 as a special offer, but it's available from Boots at £4.75. So the Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether gets a healthy four stars out of five from both Freddy and myself, losing that star due to the fact that it's advertised as being suitable from birth, but I would really say that a more accurate lower age range would be 4-6months, (depending on the baby's developmental stage).
I was sent this by Tommee Tippee customer services after I had a problem with one of their products. As my daughter was teething at the time it was sent I thought I may as well give it to her seeing as it was the most intriguing teether I have ever seen! The Tommee Tippee Puzzle teether is shaped like a giant "S" shape which can be twisted and and turned into different shapes so this doubles up as a little toy as well as a teether. There are 3 different coloured sections which are green, blue and orange and each section as a little wrap around bumps which are for chewing. There are also two plastic see through tubes which have those rattle like balls in so this teether can make alot of noise too. I was pleased with the design of this teether. I thought there was a fair bit for a teething baby to do and to take their mind off of the horrible burning pain in their gums. It is a teether which makes your child use their brain and work out how to twist the teether into different shapes. The teether is a good size for a baby to hold and play with. It is very well made and I never worried about anything coming off of it whilst it was being used. Sadly, my daughter used this as a toy rather than a teether. In fairness to her, I wouldn't have thought it was a teether either if I hadn't read the packaging. It does just look more like a toy. This is a different style of teether as it doesn't have the cooling aid most teethers have and I think that is what probably confused my daughter most as she was used to teethers having the water filled section to chew on. I am glad that Tommee Tippee sent this to us as my daughter had a great deal of fun using it but I have to say that it is more a toy than a teether.
I bought this item whilst out supermarket shopping as it looked like a brightly coloured rattle (blue, green, purple and pink) suitable from birth. On closer inspection, I noticed that it was a teether so thought it would be worth the £3.99 to try it. The teether itself is made of hard plastic and shaped like a continuous crawling caterpillar joined together. Wrapped round it's body are some plastic rings and the body has different sections of rubber bumps, that I guess helps with the teething process. The body of this item is made of solid colours and see-through plastic. In the see-through plastic parts of this toy there are some small plastic balls that my Daughter was very fascinated with looking at. I took it out of the packaging so that my Daughter could play with it on the way round the store. She was automatically able to hold it by putting her hand straight through, like it was a bracelet. Her fingers then grasped it to keep it in place so she was able to shake it like a rattle and then attempted to put it in her mouth. My Daughter showed a lot of interest in putting it in her mouth and looked carefully at the way it twisted and turned into different shapes (open and closed) and she was able to move the rings. She liked to move it around so that she can watch the little balls moving around. For some time, she did use this item to chew on whilst teething, that is of course until she hurt herself. She bit hard onto it with a new tooth that had just come through and it must have hurt because she has not really shown much interest in chewing on it as enthusiastically. I have other teethers that are soft with gel inside that I can keep in the fridge until she needs to use one. She seems to prefer these ones to chew on now! In summary, I think it is a lovely toy but not sure whether I would recommend it for babies during the teething process. However, I guess it depends how hard your baby bites as my Daughter bites very hard. I do not regret purchasing this item as she still plays with it now aged 8 months as a rattle.
My son Brad has been suffering with the dribbling, sore gums and teething pains since he was about 14 weeks old and still at 7 months has one and a half teeth! The problem is with many traditional teething rings is that they are too big for little hands and mouths so really don't work. Enter the Puzzle Teether! This is a toy and teether combined into one special product. It is available from Boots or Amazon for anything between £2.50 (I got mine for this in the Boots sale) - £5.00. Although this is quite a lot for a small toy it has many uses. What is it made of? I was a bit surprised that this is made of quite hard plastic so it really doesnt have the "give" of many other teething toys. This would probably be my one critisicm of this toy as it is hard. So hard in fact that my lovely son managed to give himself a bruise on his head by hitting himself with this toy really hard. He as also bruised my shins by hitting me with it, but I bruise very easily! That said and the slightly worrying bruising issue out of the way this is actually a really good toy. Why should I use it? First it is not that wide so will fit into the smallest hands and mouths. It is brightly coloured with orange, blue, yellow and clear sections so is visually appealing to babies. It has different textures for them to explore a twisty bit and bits with rings for added exploration opportunities! It has rings which can be moved around the toy and grabbed onto in their own right. It is also jointed so you can twist it into several shapes. Does my baby like it? He LOVES this , he spends ages chewing, moving the rings, twisting it into different shapes and of course bashing it onto anything (it makes a good noise). I often attach it to his buggy straps and he will happily chew it or play with it as we go around town and as it is strapped in he can't lose it! Overall is it worth the £5? Well being the bargain hunter that I am - I would say look out for it on sale as £2.50 is a much better price. That said I have had so much use out of this as both a toy and teether I would say it was almost worth the price! Just be aware that it is hard and that they can hit themselves with it but other than that this is a great toy I would recommend!