Having gone through teething twice before, it is definitely not something I am either wishing for or looking forward to.
Thankfully though, this time around, I am armed.
With an award winning Matchstick Monkey teether.
Born when mumpreneur, Katie felt like she couldn’t help her daughter enough when she was teething, Matchstick Monkey was developed so her daughter could put pain relief into her own hands. Most teething products on the market cater to babies’ front teeth, so they’re unable to to get to the really painful side and back gums. Matchstick Monkey is able to get right to those hard to reach areas – the bumps on the back of his head holding teething products in place.
Chewing the toy directly targets the source of the pain.
Teething is a long and painful process for little ones and their parents. Although babies can get their first tooth at around six months, the teething process
can start a lot earlier. It’s important to remember that it’s most painful when the tooth is pushing through the gums and breaking the skin, not when the
tooth is actually visible.
Matchstick Monkey have come up with three techniques to relieve your little one’s pain with Matchstick Monkey:
Pressure: Use Matchstick Monkey to massage your baby’s swollen gums and directly relieve their pain.
Using medication: Teething gels usually contain a local anaesthetic and an antiseptic, which work together to ease pain and prevent infection. As the gels
are often washed away by your baby’s saliva, a more effective method of getting the medicine to the source is to add gel to the bumps on the back of the
Matchstick Monkey’s head. Let your baby chew the gels into their pain. Other medication can be added using the same method, including oils and granules.
Cold: Putting something cold on babies’ sore gums when teething is another very effective method. Luckily, Matchstick Monkey can be kept in the fridge or
freezer for that extra pain relief, it’s also dishwasher safe which is great news for parents.
So while I may not be looking forward to teething, I do feel a bit better that I will be armed with the right tools to help Baby J when it starts.
Matchstick Monkey comes in a variety of colours and costs £9.99. It can be ordered straight from the Matchstick Monkey website.
*We were sent a Matchstick Monkey for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.