Product Type: Tommee Tippee baby products
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Tommee Tippee Soothing Teether
Member Name: xmum2threex
Tommee Tippee Soothing Teether
Advantages: The novelty can provide some distraction
Disadvantages: My son did not like them
When I spotted these teether soothers in Tesco at just £2 for two I decided I would try them as my little boy was teething and nothing seemed to help him. In appearance they look like a fantastic Idea they look like a dummy but rather than a teat there is a rubbery replacement with lots of bumps on it. I thought this would be idle for his front teeth that were coming through and as I always use tommee tippee products as they are good quality I was excited to try them.
In the pack you receive two different variations. Both similar in style the lumps and bumps are in different places and different sizes so it provides some variation for little one. I think these would suit a child that usually has a dummy better as they will have an idea of what the soother is and what they are supposed to do with it.
The problem with these soothers is because little one is used to a teat when I tried giving this to my son he just looked at me like I had gone mad. He tried putting them in his mouth but found it to unusual and spat it back out. Each side having a different pattern means once it becomes ineffective on one side you can turn it over or use the opposite side to massage different parts of the gum. One side is just too large and mixed with the flat edge it is impossible for a child to place it in their mouth fully while biting down on it to sooth the pain.
The teether the other side is a good size meaning it can fit in little ones mouth but as it is so small it limits the places it can reach and help soothe. The soft plastic mixed with the different shapes and textures of the bumps make it great to run along the gums. Both sides of this teether have different designs with different bumps meaning little one can choose where on the dummy they would like to chew receiving a different experience each side. Although the bigger side was not very effective my son did find using the handle side a little better as it is small, can fit in the front of his mouth easier and actually reach the places he wanted it to go.
As with all tommee tippee products this is really good quality it is well made and a great sixe for a child six months plus to hold comfortably in their hand. The rubbery texture is both soothing for little one but also gives them a little flexibility on how hard they can chew or bite on it. My son loved the feel of the soother on his hands he liked to feels the bumps and lines no exactly what it is meant for but a distraction all the same. Of course this also works better after you have applied some cal gel or bonjela to the gums as the rubber moving across the gums helps the gel get to work.
I thought these were a great idea in concept but putting them to use was completely different. They would be more effective if little one actually kept it in their mouth or even entertained the idea of trying them but unfortunately this was not the case for us. At £2 they are not bank breaking and the novelty of them did help distract my son for a little while although they are not great for a long time solution.
Summary: A novelty teether than can help sooth for a very short time.
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