I’ve reviewed products on my blog on most Friday’s since I’ve started it in March of 2017. Some products I know as soon as I receive them I want to review them, others I want to review, though I have to wait for William to be developmentally ready for him to use, so I have wait. This one will be more of an overview, with a review to occur later in the future.
In recent weeks he’d been crying more, drooling a bit more and sucking on his fingers and fist more. Our friend Stephen suggested that he might be early teething, so I bough two products I’d had my eye on for a while, The Teething Egg and the Nummie Lovey Security Blanket with Attachment. The egg is shaped very similarly to chicken eggs and comes with an attachable lanyard. They have a variety of colors, I chose this blue in part of it’s almost a robin’s egg blue and I enjoyed finding robin eggs when going on walks with my dad in my early childhood.
The Nummie Lovey Security Blanket with Attachment is simply adorable with the squeezeable tooth, which reminded me of lovey that William has with a whale on it (one of many great whale themed shower gifts from the same friend).
When the egg is attached to the lovey, it’s a great toy for comfort and chewing for teething infants. This being said, I did not know for sure if William was teething as he’s young for the pretooth pains, but it is possible.
The product information on the website and packaging says that babies are naturally drawn to egg shapes including putting them in their mouth. So I gave William the linked toys to see what would happen. At first he just missed his mouth entirely.
He soon found his mouth, but not with the Egg, but with his fist, one of his favorite things to put in his mouth. Many times since birth he would try to suck on the edge of a finger or two of his fist when I was trying to breast feed him instead, leading me to tell him several times that “Mr. Fist” didn’t bring him milk.
He definitely wasn’t interested in any part of the egg, so we waited a bit.
I tried again to show him what the Egg was for.
After that we waited a bit and Matt tried a few times to show him, finally getting him to show a tiny bit of interest.
As far as we can tell, William wasn’t then or now teething even though Stephen and I had though he might be. So, while I will review this product later in my blog, after he is definitively teething to see if he likes it or not, for now it is away with the rest of his toys that he is just not ready to try out yet.