There seems to be something in the water for babies born in the same year as Addie, all of the babies we know have been early teethers. What gives? I do not recall our oldest starting teething so early on. Addie started drooling, having bright red cheeks, and wanting to chew on things at 3 months old. We needed to get some teethers for her, and fast. Thankfully Nawgum came to our rescue, and sent us out one of their cactus teethers for her to try! It has become a loved addition to the chewable items we have for her.
You might have noticed with the arrival of all the Spring and Summer items in store that anything Cactus is everywhere, and we love that this teether is also in a cactus shape. It’s perfectly on trend. It’s also a perfect shape for chewing on. Addie is able to grab it on her own with her pudgy little hands by the arms of the cactus, and she happily rotates it to different parts to gnaw on. I wasn’t sure if she would ever use the little circular knobs on either side, but sure enough she did. The main part of it is smooth, but there are different textures across several parts of it allowing her to choose what she wants. Now, my daughter loves to chew on her fingers, and Mom and Dad’s fingers too. Another thing about the cactus shape that is great is that the arms of it are similar to the shape of a finger which provide a much needed drool break for parents!
What is it made of? The Nawgum teether is made of non-porous, seamless, food-grade silicone. It is non-toxic, and BPA free. The founder, and creator behind these is a mom who wanted a simple, and safe product that would comfort children. She sure has done it with this!
As a parent I want things that you can easily clean this by hand, or even toss it into the top rack of the dishwasher. Both of which you can do with this. This cactus has been to the beach and back, on car rides, and so much more. All of which I was thankful for the fact that I could easily clean it for my daughter to use again. With it being seamless I do not have to worry about water or other things getting into it. As with any chew toy though do keep an eye on it, and give it a once over to make sure that your child has not gnawed a hole into it, or left bite marks.
While we are still waiting for Addie’s first tooth to break through, I know this cactus will be will loved by her and used lots. I do not fear her molars coming in because I know she will be able to chew away on this for some needed relief.
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