Product Type: Tomy baby toys
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Get yer gums round this son!
Tomy Neo Baby Grip 'n' Grasp
Member Name: aflynn
Tomy Neo Baby Grip 'n' Grasp
Date: 17/05/01, updated on 17/05/01 (62 review reads)
Advantages: has lots of different textures for baby to explore
Disadvantages: a bit too large for very small babies, quite expensive
I was attracted to this teether at first, by the packaging. Very geometrical and scientific looking!
Tomy have brought out a range of toys called Neo. These toys have been scientifically designed for your baby, and are supposed to aid development. They have also been approved by an educational psychologist.
This teether is called neo 1 (the first in a range of 4) and is designed for babies from birth. It is very weird looking with three prongs which go out to form a circle. It rattles and is made of two types of plastic, ordinary and rubberised. It is covered in different lumps and bumps and the ring parts have different textures. These are designed to introduce textures to baby. On the ends of the three prongs there are lumps (only way to describe them!) which are good for sucking! (so Ciaran tells me).
It can be sterilised by chemical or steam methods but I dont think it is safe for microwave. This is due to the metal screws in the body of the teether. Its small enough to fit into an avent steam steriliser quite comfortably.
I first introduced it to Ciaran when he was about two months old, but as any mum would know - the lights are on but no-ones home - so to speak! At about 4 months old he started to take an interest. The ring part is quite a small diameter so it was easy for him to grasp. It is quite large for a small baby and Ciaran couldn't quite hold it steady. It seems quite light to me but then I'm not Ciaran's size. Also because it is large and made of plastic we have had one or two crying fits after he's bashed himself in the face with it.
Now he is 6 months old he really has come to grips with it. The lumps on the end of the prongs get gnawed regularly and are hardwearing because there are no sign of wear. The only drawback here is the awful noise of gum on rubber, a really bad squeak which sets your teeth on edge!
As for an aid to baby's development I dont think i
t really makes that much difference, Ciaran doesn't seem to favour it above any other toy he has. It is quite expensive for a teether too. I paid £5.99 for it at Sainsburys, although it is hardwearing, I think he will lose interest at about 12 months (if not sooner).
So I think this teether is ok. Dont bother rushing out to buy one though, a normal teether at a fraction of the price does exactly the same job. Gets gummed!
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