“ Brand: Nuby / Teething Toy „
I'm a bit cheesed off as I already wrote a review for this and it vanished into thin air when I clicked the agree and publish button so I'm having to write it again. Apologies if it's brief and to the point!
I have bought a number of Nuby products lately and as Morrisons stock them and they are reasonably priced, they seem to fall into my basket each time I go shopping.
One most recent purchase is the Nuby Loony Loops teether. This teether comes in three different designs; monkey, elephant and butterfly. I chose the monkey for my little monkey. The monkey's ears are oversized and made from brightly coloured, patterned fabric to stimulate baby visually. The ears contain crinkly cellophane and my son loves to crinkle them with his hands or by chewing on them. One of the ears is backed in red corduroy which is lovely to feel and the other is backed in black and white striped fabric. Even newborn babies can see the stark contrast between black and white and so will benefit from this stimulus. Each ear features a coil of rubbery plastic which has plastic hoops attached to it, making the monkey look like he's wearing earrings! The coil reminds me of the wire on a corded telephone (ooh, remember the days when we all had corded telephones!) and it is lovely for baby to chomp and chew on, helping to relieve the pressure on sore gums.
The centre of the teether features the monkey's head, made from a soft velour and there is a hanging loop on the top of the monkey's head. This makes it easy to dangle and shake the teether in front of baby to get his or her attention and to entertain. When shaken, the teether makes what I can only describe as a twittery sound. Instead of the usual squeaker, this toy makes a bird like twitter when shaken. I find squeakers quite hard for baby to operate themselves but the sound in this teether is made simply from shaking the toy.
My baby finds it quite easy to hold onto the teether by the monkey's ears. He is only just starting to be able to hold onto and control objects and this teether is one of the few things he can actually control himself. He loves chewing on the plastic coil and rings as well as the material ears. This, of course, leads to the teether becoming rather soggy and often smelling of baby puke! Unfortunately, the label states that it must be surface wiped only rather than machine washed. I can only assume that the twitterer would cease to function if it were put in the machine. I have yet to find this out but I'm sure it'll happen at some point as it does need a good wash!
I paid £3 for this in Morrisons which I thought was a bargain.