Sunday, August 3, 2014
Nawgum Teether Review
I was recently sent a Nawgum teether to review for my blog. I'm on my 4th baby, so I've used a lot of different teething rings and toys over the years. Right off the bat I could tell Nawgum was different than the other teethers I've used. It is one seamless, nonporous piece of silicone that is uniquely shaped to fit baby's needs. Its cactus-like shape contains two arms and two "bumpers". Babies love to gnaw on their fingers, so the arms are molded to replicate a baby's finger. They are soft and rubbery on the surface with a hardened middle to simulate a bone. When I first read this I thought it was insanely clever.
The arms and bumpers also have different textures to help sooth my baby's gums. I've noticed that in the heat of his teething Calvin likes the arm with the bumpy texture. When he's just gnawing to gnaw he seems to prefer the smooth bumper. He's only 9 months old now, but the Nawgum is designed to help him teeth until 24 months. The unique finger-like arms will sooth his gums when those nasty molars start coming in. Nawgum is BPA-free and made with food-grade silicone, so it is dishwasher safe. My only complaint is that like his silicone binky it is a dirt magnet. Luckily it can be easily rinsed or tossed in the dishwasher.
The thing I love the most about Nawgum is that it was invented by a mom who was just fed up with teething. Sue Kellogg-NawGum's inventor-consulted with a group of dentists, an orthodontist, and a pediatrician to come up with the perfect design for babies 0 to 24 months. Go Mama!
Calvin loves his Nawgum-which we have affectionately nicknamed his "Gummy". I would absolutely recommend this to anyone with a fussy, teething baby. You can purchase your own directly from Mello&Co's website, or check the store locator to find one near you.
Good luck with those drooling, adorable babies!