William first started teething at just 4 months old – and hasn’t stopped since! I’m a little reticent to use the gel products unless absolutely necessary and teethers offer a great alternative that’s chemical free and self-controlled. He can learn to soothe himself and decide when he needs to use them, which is great.
I actually shopped around quite a bit before buying these. Even though I checked out a bunch of physical stores, I ended up buying all three on Amazon. Is there anything Amazon can’t provide?!
Having used both MAM bottles and MAM dummies, I already knew this was a brand that knows their stuff. There are four different teethers in their “Teether Friend” range on Amazon*. Max the Frog, Bob the Turtle, Lucy the Snail and Ellie the Bee. Each is brightly coloured with a smiling face and easy hand holds.
I went for Max as his face was really big and William loves connecting with smiling faces.
William finds it easy to grasp with both hands and chews on both the ring, and on the face / eyes of the frog. Whatever fits in his mouth really. He also enjoys flinging it across the room and then yelling at me, as it’s clearly my fault entirely.
This one is a little different as it’s extremely sensory. It has loads of different textures, shapes and even fabric ears that crinkle. William hasn’t chewed on this as much as Max the Frog, but he does really enjoy playing with it and feeling the different parts. The ears have been vigorously sucked and deemed delicious. It’s a teether that’s a little different and I think will have more scope for reaching later stages of development as well. You can check it out on Amazon here.*
The Sophie range* is all very impressive – originating in France this design was first made in 1961! Sophie is made from natural rubber and food grade paints. She’s light to hold and very cute to look at. She has two teething rings with different textures and large hand holds. William has spent a lot of time holding her, looking at her and yes – chewing on her face. This one makes an especially nice gift as it comes gift box in eco packaging. It would be suitable for baby showers or a newborn gift even though they’ll need to grow into the grip a little.
(*) These are affiliate links and will earn me a very small amount of money if you purchase this specific item after going through my link. If you do not wish to do this, search for the item direct on Amazon. I purchased all three of these teethers for my son with no discount or incentive from the manufacturer.
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