Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Striving to Find a Teething Solution- A Nuby Product Review

   

    My husband had zero teeth on his one year birthday. Son to a dentist and a very worried mother they took him into the office for x-rays. They were worried that he had no teeth or something was very wrong. Turns out my husband was just a late bloomer in the teeth department. I am happy to report that my husband now has a beautiful smile. Turns out that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree and it has been no surprise that Weston has been a little slower than most in the teething department. At his one year birthday he only had two little woodchuck teeth. On one hand, I am not complaining about this because the lack of teeth certainly made breastfeeding a more comfortable situation for a longer time period. On the other hand, I wonder if we will be teething, and experiencing all the joys that teething brings, until he is five.

My boys and their teeth (Photo credit)

   At 15 months tooth and gum pain is a regular occurrence around here. It is so obvious that my boy is in pain as he gnaws on his fingers, cries, and grabs his mouth. Sometimes its hard even to tell if he is sick or if he is teething. The nose runs as do the tears (for both of us).  The agony of teething has sent me on a mission, looking for natural ways to cope with the symptoms.  Side note before I delve into all of the things I have tried: I am not against a little Motrin when things get really bad (or whatever your pediatrician recommends  for teething). Its just that around here teething has been such a constant that I needed some options that were safe for use all of the time. 

     So what have I tried for teething purposes?  I love Chewbeads but to be honest my beautiful blue beads don't always match my attire. I have been dreaming of a turquoise Chewbeads necklace for spring (although I would love it if spring came and we aren't teething).  The ever popular and expensive, Sophie the Giraffe, was a hit. Unfortunately she recently got thrown in the bathtub and irreversibly took on quite a bit of water. We have tried giving him frozen GoGurt but no matter how I try to wrap it up to create a little handle he wants to hold the bare frozen stick in his hands and they end up getting too cold. We have also tried carrots and celery sticks which are great all natural ideas. My only problem with this is that now that he is walking so well I worry that he will gag himself or hurt himself if he falls. 


   When I recently found out that I was going to become a Nuby Mom Blogger I knew that the first thing I would like to try was the Nuby Icy Bite Keys. I love that the keys on this teether are the only frozen part. This frees up the rest for Weston to hold onto and prevents him from freezing his little hands. The keys also have a lot of bumps and textures for him to bite on. The liquid in the keys is Purice. Purice is a non toxic gel that allows the teether to stay frozen longer than water filled teethers. I found that if I dipped the keys in water and then froze them they stayed cold even longer for some reason. It seemed that Weston also liked getting just the little bit of ice off of the outside as well. 


   The Icy Bite Keys are marketed mainly for the 3 month to 18 month crowd but given our slow teething we may be using these keys for quite a while. If you are looking for all natural ways to cope with teething this teether is a great start. At around $5.00 depending on where you look, this is an affordable, practical, and easy option. The Icy Bite Keys are currently available for sale at Buy Baby Direct, Babies R Us, K-Mart, Target, and Wal-mart. 


  If you have more questions or want to know more about Nuby or their products you can connect with them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Disclaimer: I was provided a free product to trial as a part of the Nuby Mom Blogger Program. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations. 


17 comments:

  1. Have you tried an amber teething necklace? My daughter loves to chew on teething toys, but I definitely think that her amber necklace has helped too.

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  2. I know that these are super popular right now but I am worried about choking hazards. Am I paranoid? Maybe? Your thoughts???

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  3. Your son is sooooo cute!

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  4. the only thing that works for us is motrin or tylenol, sadly. Andrew doesn't like any teething items- not even his icy bite keys (he likes to use them to drive his car instead) :)


    the only other thing I've heard of is the amber necklace- but I'm hoping Andrew is almost done with the worst of the teething deal so I haven't invested in one! :)

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  5. That's a great idea - I worried about giving celery and things to K as well, because she tends to just shove the whole food in her mouth and choke on them. This is a great idea!

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  6. My now 2 1/2 year old (who has a mouth full of teeth) didn't get her first tooth till she was 18 months and at that they came in 2 and 4 at a time!!

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  7. I bet that was a crazy teething adventure!!!

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  8. Adorable that he uses them to drive his car!!! Thats hilarious. What a little man.
    Heres the thing with the necklaces....I'm scared of choking. Not judging anyone just a personal fear of mine. Thoughts?

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  9. Southern Girl Blog CommunityFebruary 6, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Your son is a cutie pie-- all of my kids loved those rings!

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  10. My daughter's first tooth just made an appearance today! I'll have to check out Nuby.

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  11. Aww what a cutie! My son got his first tooth at 3 months old! My daughter is 6 months and has yet to get one.

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  12. Both of my boys loved these keys!

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  13. All three of my kiddos loved these teething keys!

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  14. I love this nuby's keys. I have them too and though I haven't used them yet since my baby boy is too young to grab onto them, I plan to very soon.

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  15. This looks great! I wish my little one's teeth would make an appearance soon. He loves keys so this would be perfect for him.

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  16. I would have loved to have had these when my daughter was getting her first teeth! Motrin was a life saver, but aside from that another thing I recommend is frozen waffles. (We like to make them from scratch with blueberries.) Great snack and feels good on the gums!

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