Most babies start to cut teeth when they’re around 5 or 6 months old… but not Q… We have experienced a few unsettled nights but nothing really major. This last couple of weeks, he’s been really in amongst his teeth – he runs his tongue around his gums and is up every couple of hours after midnight. So, when we were asked to review the Matchstick Monkey teething toy and teething gel applicator, it couldn’t have been timed better!
Designed by ‘mumpreneur’ Katie when her daughter Coco was born in 2015, Matchstick Monkey is an ideal solution to a real problem, preventing those tiny teeth from nipping your fingers when applying teething gel to painful molars. Available in bright, bold colours that little people will adore, Matchstick Monkey is an amazing teething toy and teething gel applicator, crafted from soft, non-toxic silicone.
The Matchstick Monkey is packaged in a plastic tube that tells you all you need to know about the product. It has easy to grasp arms as handles, with bumps that will gently massage sore gums. Each toy is made from high quality, eco-friendly materials and is dishwasher safe and freezer friendly – perfect to soothe those sore, inflamed gums.
Q is really enjoying giving his Matchstick Monkey a good ol’ chew! He’s managing to hold it’s arms with no problem and seems to like the feel of the bumps on the back of the monkey’s head. And by complete coincidence, he cut his first tooth yesterday! Would you believe it?! It only took 9 months… but we’re leaving the land of gummy smiles.
What are your tips to get through the long nights and teething phases?
Disclosure: We were sent this product for the purposes of this review, however all words and opinions are our own.