Both of my boys were early starters on the teething front. Connor began to show signs bang on the 3 month mark & made us wait until he was 9 months old before we saw the first tooth. He continued to teethe until he was around 2.5. Ashton & Parsons teething powders and Sophie the giraffe were all that eased his pain so when Mason started to show signs of teething we assumed the same would work for him.
Mason was born with 2 little indents and the top of a tooth showing through his bottom gum so really it was only a matter of time before that started to bother him. I think the first signs of discomfort appeared at around 7 weeks however, he was diagnosed with reflux at the same time so I’m not 100% sure. By the time he was 9/10 weeks he was showing definite signs – chewing his fists, rosy red cheeks & more saliva (although not quite drooling). We tried him with Sophie, he didn’t like her. We tried various other teething toys and he didn’t like any of them. He’s still a bit wee to properly hold things which was the first problem. And secondly, doesn’t seem to like anything in his mouth apart from his fist – which is fine, but he rams it so far into his mouth he ends up gagging. I was also concerned that he would end up with sore hands from them being constantly wet.
When I saw that one of the products Belo & Me sell is a teething mitt, I was amazed, this one little product could possibly solve all of my problems. It comes in 2 designs – blue/grey clouds or pink/grey stars & retails for £12.99, obviously I opted for the blue and ordered it right away.
Our parcel arrived within a couple of days and Belo & Me had very kindly included another couple of bits for us to review – another teething toy for Mason and a crafting kit for Connor. The teething mitt goes on a like a normal mitten would and has a velcro strap to secure and tighten it around the wrist. The first couple of times I put it on Mason he wasn’t entirely sure what to make of it & would stick his arm straight out like he had a cast on! It took a few attempts and I had to show him what to do but I think we’ve finally cracked it. He seems to really like chewing on it and it’s big enough that he can’t fit the whole thing in his mouth – so no choking!
As you can see, Mason loves his mitt & it really seems to ease the pain.
What helped your little ones through teething?
You can find the teething mitt here.