Teething is a drag. It’s a drag for the poor little baby who is uncomfortable and often in pain and it’s also a drag for the mommies and daddies who are desperate to relieve the discomfort and pain. I seem to have gotten lucky with D who didn’t get his first tooth until he was 11 months. Yes, 11 months! Little E, on the other hand, has been stuffing her hand in her mouth since she was just 3 months. Because she is still so young, she is still mastering the art of holding things. The traditional teething toys I have are difficult for her to hold, let alone get into her mouth and keep there. This of course leads to them falling on the floor constantly.
The Munch Mitt was designed for just this reason. Mompreneur Melissa Hyslop also had a baby who started teething young and she knew there had to be a better way. The Munch Mitt is BPA and phthalate-free, made of food grade silicone and from a soft, breathable, water resistant fabric. It has been tested by Intertek to ensure it meets or exceeds all federal safety requirements, including Consumer Product Safety Commission standards, American Society for Testing and Materials regulations, and the most current Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act in both the US and Canada. The mitt can be worn on either hand and comes in green or fuchsia.
Ellie kept the mitt on her hand with the help of the Velcro strap and went to town on the silicone end. She also seemed to like that the mitt part made a crinkly sound that most parents are all too familiar with. I think this mitt will actually come in handy for quite some time and keep her poor hand from becoming raw. It fell off a few times, but she is on the young side of the recommended 3-12 month suggested age range. My friend Deanna has a slightly older baby and she said that he loves it for many of the same reasons and that it clearly feels great on his sore gums. She also said her little guy finds it easier to maneuver than a traditional teething toy that doesn’t always move the way he wants it to.
The MSRP of the Munch Mitt is $18.99 USD ($21.95 CDN) which is on par for many teething toys such as the ever popular Sophie the Giraffe, which is just a squeaky dog toy for babies in my so humble opinion. This would make a great gift or something to add to a baby basket or diaper cake.
Does or did your baby have a favourite teething toy?
Disclosure: I am taking part in the Munch Mitt Teething Mitt blog campaign. While I have received some compensation as part of my affiliation with this program, the opinions shared are my own.