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It’s a stage that parents dread…….your darling little one becomes a grizzly, crying, grumpy monster and there’s little you can do to fix it.

For us, teething started early, just before 4 months old, so paracetamol suspensions weren’t an option available to us.   But thankfully a helpful pharmacist offered advice and some teething gel.  Gel seemed to take the edge off and let the grizzly monster get some sleep, but she soon seemed to acquire a taste for the gel, trying to suck it off your finger when you put it on her gums – not incredibly helpful when you want to rub it onto the gum to soothe the pain.
My grandmother then suggested the teething powders that they’d used on me so many years ago, and I was delighted to find out they were still available!  Ashton & Parsons powders were a lifesaver, they seemed to do magical tricks and very quickly our lovely smiley baby was back.  The powders combined with teething toys made things so much easier.

The trouble for me was choosing the right teethers, I had a baby who liked to chew on anything, if she got near the remote control she’d chew it, she’d chew fingers, her teddies, you name it.  But thankfully I stumbled upon a company that created teethers which were exciting, interesting and in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Gumigem Bubba Tool Bag was ideal for us, lots of different pieces meant lots of different things to chew on and I was so impressed I ordered a teething necklace to wear that was safe for the little one to play with and chew on instead of her trying to chew my real necklaces (on the rare occasion I wore one).

Bubba Bag Tool Bag

 (Image:http://gumigem.co.uk/bubba-bag-tool-bag-p172.html) 

The thing I liked most about these teething toys were the fact they suitable for a girl to play with as well as a boy, ok some parents like to give their daughter things to play with that conform with the socially accepted idea all girls like pink, feminine type things.  We have a girl who is already showing signs of being “rough, tough and not delicate” so the tool set were perfect.  The shapes of the tools were idea for her little hands to grab on to, the tape measure toy with the tape just long enough that she couldn’t choke on it, the hammer chunky enough that she could chew for relief on back teeth as well as front ones and the saw is ideal because the handle and “blade” are differing thicknesse so helps for most teeth.  The best thing about the spanner for her was the knobbly bit, far more fun to play with than chew on, maybe because this is quite a thin toy it’s less fun to chew on?  All I know is it’s giving my fingers a rest from being chewed on!  

That’s not to say that none of the other “Bubba Bags” aren’t any good, the Original set was no use for us, we already had toys similar to those contained in that set, car keys, phone etc.

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