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Tommee Tippee Teethers
Teething in General
Member Name: rollover20
Teething in General
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My little boy has been teething since he was about 3 months, although he hasn't cut any teeth yet (he's 5 months now)! He rams his little fist in his mouth so fiercely he makes himself sick, and tries to chew on your hand (or finger, shoulder or anything else within reach) leaving a big trail of dribble everywhere he goes). I have tried all kinds of things to help his discomfort and have got, from Tommee Tippee, the following items which I will give my opinion on.
gummy dummy- around £3.50. this is similar to a dummy but has a soft jelly like piece instead of a teat. It is shaped to fit between the gums so the baby can bite on it, and the handle is made of the same thing. My son always looks very confused when Ihe puts it into his mouth (he has a dummy) and doesn't keep it in long enough for it to have any benefit. you can chill it in the fridge and also add teething gel if you like. I would imagine this would be better for babies who aren't used to a dummy. It also comes with a hygiene cover, a plastice 'cap' that keeps it clean, although the handle is still exposed.
the puzzle teether £4.99-This doubles up as a rattle and is made of 6 U shaped pieces that bend and twist.3 pieces are made of clear plastic with coloured balls inside and the other 3 are coloured plastic with hard rubber ridges on them. There are also 3 rings that slide around the whole thing. My son likes to hold this in his hand but tends to hit himself on the head with it. I also find it hurts his gums because it is so hard. May be better for older babies.
water filled teethers £3.50 approx. These are my favourites as they are small enough for babies to hold and aren't too hard. You get two in a pack , red in the shape of a strawberry and green in the shape of a bunch of grapes. They are made of a softer plastic and have a hole where baby can grip them. You put them in the fridge and the coldness is meant to relieve painful gums. My son bites on these for quite a while but I find it a bit of a pain to sterilise them as I have a microwave steriliser which I can't use them in because they will melt. You are advised to use cold water steriliser but I just leave them in boiling water for 5 minutes, then pop them in the fridge til they are cold. I would definitely recommend these for babies who havn't got any teeth yet.
Summary: Review based on my baby's experience and may be different for yours
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