Product Type: Tommee Tippee baby products
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Teether, toy or rattle??
Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether
Member Name: emmad5689
Tommee Tippee Puzzle Teether
Advantages: Brightly coloured, texturedd areas, rattles, interesting toy
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.
Summary: Teething relief i'm not sure, fun toy yes
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