We were so pleased when we were approached to try out and review a Tiny Tigers teething necklace as teething was becoming a tricky part of life! Ted was very late to the teething party, and didn’t cut his first tooth until he was over 10 months old. Since then it has been one after another and lots of days with him being unsettled and in discomfort. We have tried lots of different ways to help soothe him and a teething necklace seemed like a great idea.
Claire, the founder and owner of Tiny Tigers, found a way to source the FDA approved silicone beads to the UK in order to make these necklaces to help her little one who was struggling with teething. She then opened her own online business and now makes and sells them online. The idea behind the necklaces is they can be worn by mum for baby to chew on, and the texture helps to soothe their sore gums. It is a both a comfort and a distraction for a teething baby. Ted is a very active and curious boy, so doesn’t like to sit still for too long. I found when I was wearing the necklace it would give me an opportunity for us to have some quiet time, he was occupied by the necklace and found comfort in chewing the soft, silicone beads. I was able to choose which style necklace we tried and opted for the ring style beads in rainbow colours, part of the Pride series, which I absolutely loved. I thought the bright colours would interest Ted and also it would be a unique piece for me to wear. The necklaces come in a range of styles and colours, and beads in variety of shapes including hexagons, rectangles, stars and round beads. You can see the whole range available in the Etsy shop here. The necklaces can also be used when breastfeeding to keep baby occupied when they get to the stage where they are easily distracted and want to look around them when feeding. I have kept the necklace in Ted’s nappy bag and it has often been whipped out to use as a source of entertainment as well as a teether. To keep the necklace clean you can just wash it in warm soapy water, and it is important to check it for any signs of wear and tear before you give it to your baby. It has a satin cord with a safety break chord, but you should always supervise your child when it is being used.
I have really enjoyed testing this product and it has definitely helped Ted on days where he is struggling with his teeth. He finds it especially comforting if I pop it in the fridge before he uses it, so he can chew on the cold beads to soothe his gums. I have had lots of lovely comments when people have seen us using it, asking me where I got it from, and I have recommended it to everyone I have spoken to. I really like that it is a product made by a mum for other mums, and think it is great to support small businesses such as this one. If your little one is having a tough time with their teeth, why not give a teething necklace a try? The Tiny Tigers shop on Etsy is now stocking new styles for the Autumn/Winter collection, as well as a range of colourful dummy clips.
*DISCLAIMER* We were very kindly sent a Tiny Tigers teething necklace for review purposes, however all words and opinions are my own.