Teething toy, Sophie La Girafe was born in France over fifty years ago. She measures 17cm and is a flexible, slender and soft toy that babies’ can squeeze and chew safely. Sophie is a 100% natural toy, free from phthalates and BPA free. She is also painted with non-toxic food-grade paint.
When Frankie began teething about six months ago I struggled to find a teething toy that would fit in his little hands. My neighbour rescued us one evening when he gifted us with a Sophie La Girafe, a little squeaky giraffe shaped teether designed for little hands no matter what position it was held it in. Being Frankie, he put it straight to his mouth and found immediate comfort as he chewed and drooled over her.
Frankie has mauled and gnawed on every inch of her body, from her ears, horns and legs. It’s definitely a favourite here. She is very light and her long legs and neck were easy for him to grip especially when he was younger. He also got very excited when he heard her squeak. Her flexible & soft body means that he can manipulate her into different positions too.
I found Sophie very effective, so when we lost her on our travels one day I picked up another and she was loved as much as the first. I’d recommend a Sophie La Girafe for babies’ aged 3-12 months old; she is a classic teether that stimulates senses whilst soothing them too.
I have managed to get my hands on a standard Sophie La Girafe to GIVEAWAY to one lucky My Little Babog reader.
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We recently received a twinkle twinkle Neckerchew to review from Cheeky Chompers, a colourful reversible bib with a textured silicon integrated teether. Basically it’s a super-safe to chew, cleverly designed dribble bib with an effective attached teething triangle that’s free from phthalates and BPA. The teething bibs also come in colourful attractive reversible designs in a variety of colours. (more…)
Frankie has all the symptoms, the barrels of drool, sensitive and swollen gums and he is very irritable. His little cheeks are all flushed and bright red. He refuses food, bites, and chews everyone and anything. So a new tooth is no longer a milestone to celebrate. My poor little dude is currently cutting his seventh tooth. (more…)
When your baby reaches the milestone of cutting their first tooth it’s certainly an exciting time. Although getting there we endure sleepless nights and some frantic ordeals trying to soothe our babies. Some babies endure some awful, sometimes very painful, swollen and inflamed gums while their teeth start cutting through and other sail through the whole process. Not forgetting they produce a barrel of drool too.
The horrid onset of teething has been slowly lurking and creeping upon us awhile now, Frankie started to drool excessively about six weeks ago. One morning last week he woke up with a grumpy appearance, flushed cheeks and then refused his porridge. He never refuses food. Ever. With all gums he’s latching and gnawing on anything within arm’s reach. I even found him chewing on the side of Kayla’s dolls house the other day.
Just as we get him in a fantastic routine he is waking four-to-ten times a night, sore, swollen and very upset. No cuddles, no Calpol, not even co-sleeping will comfort him. It’s an awful to watch, I’ve been close to tears as he wails. It’s heartbreaking. We are walking the walls trying to comfort him to no avail, he eventually sobs himself to sleep.
He’s very attached at the moment too, I cannot leave the room without him crying after me or chasing me in his walker, I think his uncle got him a super express one, he’s a pro in it. I must be in full eye contact at all times. Kayla has been feeling very left out as he needs my constant attention every hour of every day. When we eventually get him to nap, all I want to do is chill with a strong coffee but she has other things in mind.
My favourite hour of the day is when daddy walks in and I almost throw Frankie at him and escape to our bedroom and hide, that’s until Kayla assumes I’m playing hide and seek and proceeds to act like a crazed jack in the box. This tooth better make an appearance soon or I may have to get in there with a chisel myself.
A Dribble Stop Top is a soft cotton vest with a built-in pocket made of a specialized waterproof material which allows babies skin to remain comfortable, dry and safe during the dribbling stages of teething. It’s a multi-award winning innovative product created by two mums Tracy and Emma. The Dribble Stop Top and it’s discreetly integrated bib acts as a barrier to stop dribbles soaking through onto baby’s delicate skin. It also has an extra high neckline that completely covers and protects the baby’s chest area. (more…)
Mika B Teething Necklace
Mikab teething jewellery is a family business. Inspired by their own daughter Marlenka, Dominika and her husband Szymon set up their business. The jewellery was created ‘for mums with babies in mind’.
In vibrant colors you will find teething bangles suitable from birth at a very reasonable €9.50. Pendant necklaces costing €12.50 in various different shapes and sixteen beautiful ribboned necklaces, my personal favorite at €16.50 a piece.
Made of non-toxic, food grade silicone. It is the same kind of silicon you will find in baby soothers and baby bottle nipples. They come with a breakaway clasp for extra safety and comfort. Mikab teething jewellery complies with very rigorous EN71 toys safety standard. Dominika recommends you throw it away if you see any signs of damage or wear and tear. Also it’s recommended that MikaB teething pendants and necklaces are not toys so never leave them baby unattended with it. All teething jewellery can be washed with soap and warm water.
I received my modern and on trend purple ribboned necklace almost seven weeks ago now and as Frankie was so small, we have only been able to use it more recently. He just woke up one day and started chewing his little hands. Perfect timing to get my new purple teething charm to work.
At first I thought the big silicone beads were quiet large and he may struggle to munch and chew on them. I was proven wrong straight away, he was absolutely loving it. Pulling and tugging, chewing to his hearts content.
I will try anything to help Frankie get through his teething pains and prefer natural remedies unless absolutely necessary. He looks so violent when chewing on the necklace, almost abusing it, its so funny to watch. It’s also quick entertainment when out and about. It will entertain baby whilst out having a coffee with friends.
I’m now a huge fan of Mikab teething jewellery and recommend their jewellery to anyone with a little teething monster. For more information on these products visit www.mikabteethingjewellery.ie.
*This product was sent to me for reviewing purposes. Opinions are my own.