Gummee Glove: a review

Isobel is four months old and teething. How on earth did this happen? Only yesterday she was a tiny, red bundle wrapped in a swaddle and sleeping all day. Now, she is trying to crawl and covering the house in dribble.

Oh, the dribble!

The teething monster has her bad. I wonder if I could do a deal with the tooth fairy? Maybe the next time she collects one of the Big One’s pearly whites, she could magically and painlessly deposit a couple in Isobel’s mouth for us? It would save a whole lot of chomping and drooling.

It’s safe to say that the baby is finding growing teeth a little painful. When you hold her, she grabs your hands and chomps your fingers. At night, she chomps her own hands. Teething toys do provide relief but it’s a full time job making sure they stay in her hand and she isn’t that great at keeping hold of the things she really wants. It’s a frustrating time!

This is where the Gummee Glove really stands out among the teething toys. We were sent one to review and I have to say that I think it is a really clever toy. The Gummee Glove is a teething mitten which fits onto the baby’s hand (like a glove!) and fastens together for a snug fit. Around the edges there are flexible rubber chomping tabs and on the palm of the glove there is a crinkly insert designed to stimulate with new sounds and textures. There is also a little pouch inside the glove which you can pop a teething ring into. This can be removed and chilled in the fridge.

I immediately loved the idea of the Gummee Glove. As advised, we washed it prior to use and I left the teething ring in the fridge overnight for added relief. The baby also loved the Gumme Glove! At first, she wasn’t keen on having the glove attached to her hand and she spent a few minutes looking at it like it was an alien. It didn’t take her long to realise that she could chew it though and since then it hasn’t been far from her mouth!

Isobel actually prefers to chew the fabric of the glove and at the moment she finds the angle of the rubber tabs a little difficult to aim into her mouth. She also uses her other hand to hold the glove near her mouth. The best thing about the Gummee Glove is that Isobel can keep hold of it. I don’t have to keep picking it up from the floor after she’s dropped it. And it does provide some relief for her too.

All in all, we’re really impressed with the Gummer Glove and quite a few parents have commented on how clever it is. If you’d like to hear more about it, pop over to the Gummee Glove Facebook page. The Gumme Glove comes with a handy little pouch bag to keep it safe and full care instructions too.



** we were set a Gummee Glove for review purposes only. No payment was received and all views are my own!

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Ghostwritermummy and This Baby Likes

In between the night feeds, nappies and pram obsessions, I’ve been involved in a new venture. Set up by the lovely Merry over at Patch of Puddles, this is a collaborative blog written by new mums. The intention is to create a space in the cybersphere for other mums to read all about the milestones our babies are reaching and the emotions we are feeling. The reality is a space where we can record the small moments, the big moments and the special moments in our baby’s lives.

I’ve been feeling more and more that Ghostwritermummy is still a place preoccupied with the toddler and that’s no bad thing. But it’s nice for the baby to have her small space too.

This Baby Likes is still in its infancy but already Merry has worked so hard and its looking great. If you get a moment, please pop by and leave us a comment. Also, pop over to Merry’s blog as she has a form for potential new writers to fill in if you think you would like to take part too.

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