Teeth - they sure make for a beautiful smile once they're all in, but in the mean time, boy are they trouble!! My lil' guy has been teething for the past 3 months and has 4 teeth to show for it, but the fun is faaaaar from over! If you missed my previous post about the joys of teething, check it out here.
Luckily for us, there are a slew of products and home remedies to help us deal with teething. From a dab of whiskey on the gums (um, no thanks!) to frozen washcloths to the million of teething toys, you've got your options! I reviewed a few different teethers back in June (see it here), and was excited to hear about this new one from the makers of the oh-so-popular Baby Banana Training Toothbrush (if you don't have one of those yourself, you certainly know someone who does - it's right up there with Sophie the Giraffe as far as baby must-haves go!).
Anyway, Baby Banana Brushes has just come out with 2 new teethers: the Sharky Brush and the Octo-Brush. Both are teether / toothbrush combos which help stimulate your baby's gums and curiosity!
The Octo-Brush is made from dishwasher and freezer safe medical grade silicone and is BPA /phthalate / lead / toxin free (phew!!). I did the sniff test and it passed - no scary chemical or plasticy smell! It also surprised me by having a really soft and pliable rubbery feeling rather than hard plastic. It's got lots of different textures and bumps for baby to explore with teeth, tongue, gums, and little fingers. And I love the two loops which let you attach a pacifier clip or similar device (my baby can't be the only one who likes to chuck toys from his stroller, crib, and high chair!!).
Here's my little 8 monther checking out his new toy:
Kenzo had an easy time holding and manipulating it, sucking and chewing, and yes, tossing it across the room - only to chase after it and chew it some more! Nice bonus - it is teaching baby healthy oral habits (those tentacles can reach farther into the mouth than traditional teethers, but pose no chocking risk even to newborns) and will hopefully make the transition to a traditional toothbrush around the age of 3 years a much easier process.
There you have it - Baby tested and baby approved - We have a winner with the Octo-Brush ^_^
You can your very own Octo-Brush here on Amazon for $8.23 or you can win one along with 10 other awesome baby products in my Baby Bonanza Giveaway - enter here!!
Disclaimer: Although I did receive this product free of charge, I was not compensated in any other way to do this product review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and completely unbiased.
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