So, as I mentioned before my little man is teething like he means it. He started with sore gums really early, but now there’s definitely no denying that his teeth are on their way.
My freak-outs aside, watching my boy suffering with such nasty pain is not nice. He chomps his fist, he chomps my hand, he chomps his toys, and when he chomps with a bit that’s too sore he screams bloody murder. He’s gone from sleeping through to waking up at odd times throughout the night and not knowing how to settle himself. He’s got a Calpol habit that’s going to land him in The Priory.
He’s loved his Nuby bug-o-loop ever since we bought him it – first because he could grab it confidently, then because he could throw it a fair distance, and now because it actually does what it’s supposed to. But even the trusty bug-o-loop can’t withstand all of the teething terror and, having tried every gel-filled fridge-cooled teether I could find, BabyNanny reminded me that I’d bought the Nuby Nibbler a while ago.
The Nuby Nibbler, if you haven’t heard of it, looks like a strange paintbrush with a net where the bristles should go. You unclip the net, put whatever foody substance you think your baby would like inside it, and off you go. Today I decided to give it a go with some pureed pear I’d frozen a couple of days ago.
There’s a bit of a knack to opening the Nibbler and before I’d quite got the hang of it I was a little frustrated, but it’s not as bad as lots of other baby products out there (I’m looking at you, Tommee Tippee sippy cup) and it was well worth the effort.
It took Ted a minute or two to work out what was going on (and who wouldn’t be a bit confused by a net-paintbrush-frozen-pear?) but after that he seemed to enjoy the ice on his gums. I only put a small amount in to see what he’d think of it (and I would do that next time and just top it up, otherwise it would melt quite quickly as Ted liked to hold that rather than the handle) and before long it was gone, but afterwards he went back to playing with his toys without so much as a grumble.
Believe me, that was a massive relief.
So, Nuby receive the Stitches and Stretchmarks Blog Post of Love title yet again. I’m beginning to wonder whether I should even bother looking anywhere but the Nuby website whenever I need anything new. Oh, and when you do buy stuff from them they give you a 25% off voucher for next time. BabyDaddy might need to put a block on the website…
* I’m not paid by Nuby, I’m just a bit in love with them for making Ted stop crying.