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While at my friends house my little boy began crying as his teeth were hurting, unfortunately I didn't have any teethers with me but luckily my friend had a teether from when her baby was younger she washed it and handed it over and it was the Tigger teether. I noticed it was from The disney store and was impressed as I have bought things from here in the past and they have always been of a good quality.
The first thing I noticed was that the teether was quite heavy and so my little boy of 6 months found it quite difficult to hold himself. Secondly the non-teether part (tigger and the rest of the ring) is made of a hard and heavy plastic and my son while waving it about in frustration hit himself on the head which of cause made him cry even more!
The actual teether part is made of a slightly softer plastic, although I wouldn't say by much and is the part that should be used to relieve discomfort. However this is so wide that my son struggled to get it in his mouth far enough to actually bite on it. This can also be put into the fridge to cool down the teething part to help sooth sore gums but it seems a rather fruitless exercise when your baby can't fit it into there mouth.
The only good thing I would say about this teether is that the ring is quite large and the whole also is and so there is room for your child to get a good hold of it.
However overall this teether seems rather pointless, after looking it up it says it is suitable from birth however I can't see this if my 6 month old struggled with it. Definitely look elsewhere for teethers as with this your just throwing money down the drain!
All babies have to go through the teething process and as parents we do not like to see them in pain but the only thing we can do is try to aid them to make it a little easier. So when my little boy was teething I decided to buy a teether that could be cooled to help him by letting him bite on it and hoping the coolness would sooth his teeth a little.
While shopping around I found a teether at the Disney shop and as Disney products are usually high standard of a product I decided if anything was purposely going to be in my child's mouth this would be my best bet.
I brought a Tigger one from my local shop to avoid a postage charge and it cost me £4. Now on the top it had a plastic shaped design of Tigger lovely and bright and very eye catching for little one.This is made of hard plastic and attached to the bottom was a Tigger head shape again but this time in a soft plastic that has the cooling gel inside.
I put the teether in the fridge and waited for it to cool a little and then gave it to little man to much away on but this is where the problems began.
He was only 4 months and he seemed to have a problem holding the toy at first he tried the top hard plastic Tigger but it was too wide and thick for him to hold. Once he finally managed to get a hold of the top and tried to put them Tigger soft gel plastic part in his mouth it was an even bigger problem there was no way that huge teether was going to fit it. He tried all the different edges and curves of the teething part of the toy but not one part was small enough. After 10 minutes of trying we gave up and gave him his keys to bite on and decided even though the teether said suitable from birth maybe when he was a little older he could get more use.
As it will be going in my boys mouth I was sure it would be safe for the steriliser although I do admit this was not stated on the packet anywhere so while doing his bottle I put his teether in with it. I was shocked when I then went to make a bottle up as the colour had faded on the hard plastic of teether looking like it had been left outside for 3 years in a violent rain storm! There is no way I would recommend these teethers to anyone they are rubbish and need to be avoided like a bad smell.
This teether was purchased to follow the Winnie the Pooh theme I had going on with my daughter's stuff but I really wish I had seen it in the shops before I ordered it because how it is supposed to be a teether, I will never know!
I purchased this from eBay for £3.99 and when it came in the post it was huge. This is no ordinary sized teether let me tell you! At first I really thought I have been sent the wrong thing as it was just so big. But before I go on about how big this is (I think it was designed for a baby of giant proportions!) let me tell you a little bit about it.
The teether is an official Disney one ad comes in two designs - one is Pooh Bear and the other is Tigger. I opted for Pooh Bear out of the two. Pooh bear is very bright and colourful. He sits on a zebra printed ring in his red top, holding a blue pot of honey. Around the edge of the ring are little yellow bees which do not have any detail on them whatsoever. They are just yellow which I found a little bit cheap as you can clearly see the bits of the bee which are supposed to be stripey etc.
It isn't made from a particularly strong plastic and I think one temper tantrum from a baby would see it smash into a thousand pieces (which my daughter demonstrated). The bits which are the teething part are the bees.
Now on to the size. The listing stated that this teether is suitable from birth and the packaging said it too - even DooYoo says it but this teether would be much too big for a small child. Honestly I think it would suit a child of 8 months much better. My daughter was 5 months old when I gave her this teether and she had a good grasp on things and could hold things really well but this just looked massive against her. It made her hands look tiny and you could see she found it awkward to hold it.
She did try to get it into her mouth to chew but after 5 minutes of frustrating looks and continuous trying she lobbed it across the room and it hit our small coffee table and broke in half. So not only did it prove to me that my first thought of it being cheap was actually correct, I was glad that she did lob it across the room before if it couldn't take that force how was it ever going to be able to deal with being contstantly chewed on?
A massive let down from a Disney product which I do not recommend at all. Cheap rubbish is all this is.
Recently my little girl has started to chew on absolutely anything she can fit in her mouth getting most of it soaking, I can't believe something so little can produce so much dribble.
I decided to purchase her a teething toy; I thought at least if she had something that was designed to be chewed she wouldn't wreck any more teddies. There are not many shops where I live but we do have a Argos so off I popped to have a look at what they had available.
They did not have very much choice on teethers but I spotted a Winnie the pooh one which looked like it would be quite good, its a ring shaped teether with Winnie the pooh at the bottom and the top half is made of a softish plastic which is filled with water so you can put it in the fridge so you child has a cold ring to chomp on.
There are two different styles, one is Winnie and one is Tigger but it seems you can't pick which one you want, you just order it and it luck of the draw as to which one you receive.
In the catalogue it quite clearly states this item is suitable from birth and looking at the picture it looks like its reasonably small (one of the reasons I bought it) but to my surprise when I was given it I could not believe the size, its huge (approx 15cm), there is no way a new born baby can use this, my child is nearly four months and its fact to big for her, her hands are to small so she cant pick it up and there is no way on earth she can get it in her mouth, I would say this ring is more suitable for a 6 month old.
This ring only cost £5.89 so I wasn't expecting much but I was very disappointed with this item, it made out of cheap plastic and looks like after a bit of bashing from a baby it would break fairly easily.
If you are looking for a teething ring for your child dont go for this one, spend a bit more money and get a decent one.
Teether with a cooling effect on the baby's gum. One supplied. Suitable from birth.