As you may have read a few days ago on my 6 month update Zander now has 2 teeth but the sore gums and the dribbling has not stopped. I guess as the teeth are still coming through the gum it’s going to hurt until they are fully through and then we will have it all over again when the next lot come through.
As a Gumigem ambassador we were sent the Teething Survival Kit to review and it could not have come at a better time if I am honest.
As soon as I received it I was impressed with the quality of the box that has everything in.
Once I opened the box I found;
- A Festive green bandana bib with a big snowflake on it
- A ‘Soul’ Jazz pendant
- A ‘Sky’ Bermuda Bangle
- A toy Remote
- 2 cards with discounts
- And a Teething Survival Guide.
I started off by reading the Teething Survival Guide, I have 3 children so teething is not a new thing for me, Zander has got his first teeth earliest out of the 3 though and as it had been a while since the girls got teeth it was interesting to read.
There is a Tooth Map which has an image of a mouth and the teeth inside in, it tells you what the tooth is called, the average age that they come through in months and the average age in which the tooth is lost in years. This interested me as Skye is almost 10 and has 3 wobbly canines at the moment.
Obviously the months/years is not precise to you as all babies/children are different, some children don’t get their first 2 teeth until almost 12 months. The average age for the bottom central incisor (middle teeth) to come through is 7.8 months. Zander was 6 months to the day whereas Skye was 9 months and 2 weeks old.
The guide also explains a great deal for example; why teething is uncomfortable, the signs and symptoms. Out of the 9 common signs and symptoms listed I can check 8 of those off. We got away with not having bright red, hot rosy cheeks for some reason but every other sign and symptom was shown. We were lucky not to get nappy rash but I do change him very frequently, probably more than I should and also give him ‘air time’ without a nappy on.
Teething solutions are mentioned including Gumigem’s great teething products and why they help without damaging the teeth as well as other remedies and what other things we can do it help during the teething process.
At the back of the guide is a Baby’s Teething Chart which is left blank so you can fill in your baby’s details. There is also a Baby’s Record Sheet where you can fill out things like DOB, Due Date, where they lived when first born and other details.
The festive green bandana bib is 100% cotton on the front and 100% polyester on the back. It is made by a very well known brand of the bandana bib so you know it is of great quality.
Best of all it captures all of the dribbles. It has 2 sets of pop studs on it so is suitable for younger babies as well as older ones. It feels lovely.
The ‘Soul’ Jazz pendant is purple (my favourite colour!), it measures 60mm high, 63mm wide and 10mm deep and has a silk cord which is also purple. It has a breakaway plastic clasp so if baby pulls hard it will not cut into you but is also very secure and I think it makes it easier for putting on and taking off.
The pendant looks quite bulky but really isn’t all that heavy and is very comfortable to wear. It is great for when babywearing.
The ‘Sky’ Bermuda bangle is an aquamarine colour with a triangular shape to it but round in the middle. It is eye catching as it is so different. The measurements are; internal diameter – 66mm, External diameter – 83mm at widest point, thickness -16 mm at thickest part of triangular corner.
Because of the shape it is a great teether for both front and back teeth.
The toy remote has to be my favourite product so far, it is so unique, it is suitable for baby to hold and there is a little slit in it so you can attach it to a toy saver and take it out with you without it being lost.
Zander is certainly having fun testing them all out.
All of the teethers are flexible and made from silicone, are non toxic, BPA, lead, latex, phthalate and cadmium free. They also help aid hand eye coordination.
They can be washed in the dishwasher, in the steriliser or with warm soapy water.
The Teething Survival Kit is available at the Gumigem website priced at £24.99.
Disclaimer: I received this box due to being a Gumigem Ambassador. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.