Y’all might have heard me complain before that boys just don’t handle pain well. I need no further proof than the difference in teething this time with Rowan compared to teething with Mykenzi. Mykenzi would bust out two teeth at once and maaaybe have a fussy day and that was it. Rowan, on the other hand, wants you to know that when he has one tooth trying to make a debut that it is the end of the world. I wish that was an exaggeration, but I assure you, it’s not. To the point that one time we rushed him to the Doctor because we were convinced he had a full blown ear infection only for the Doc to chuckle and say that all symptoms were a result of teething and his ears were spic and span.
With Mykenzi not a really fussy baby when it came to teething, I didn’t really stock up on teething toys. She’d rather chew on a spoon anyway, and the one teething toy we had, she absolutely adored so I didn’t feel the need to buy anymore. Rowan prefers a variety of things, all of which I was failing terribly at finding because he didn’t really give two you know whats about the toys I was bringing home. Then, I found the Buddy Bib and Munch Mitt.
The Buddy Bib is my personal favorite for several reasons. One, Rowan likes to throw things, so the fact that the Buddy Bib keeps his teething toy (or pacifier) attached within arms reach is a huge plus in my book, especially in the car. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been driving down the road with a screaming baby because HE decided it was a good idea to throw his toy or pacifier out of reach. Two, it’s a bib which is amazing for my baby that drools buckets. I mean the kid can soak a onesie in two seconds flat. This is basically a win, win. I don’t have to deal with a drenched baby, and his teething toy remains in his sight at all times. Buddy also detaches from the Bib for easy cleaning, as well as, different aspects of play. I often like to attach Buddy to my son’s wrist if we are at home and he’s playing.
Another great teething toy happens to be Buddy Bib’s brother called the Munch Mitt. I thought for sure the Munch Mitt was a home run in the teething toy department because Rowan’s hands were ALWAYS in his mouth and well, that’s the premise of the Munch Mitt. But, if I’m being honest here, when I first tried the Munch Mitt, Rowan was not keen on having something attached to his hand. I was a little defeated, but noticed when the Munch Mitt was off of his hand it was the toy he’d gravitate towards and gnaw on, so I kept working with him and eventually he got used to the mitt and uses it exactly the way it was intended to be used. It has quickly become one of our favorite teething toys. It has a crinkle noise in the mitt part along with the textured silicone teething part and for some reason that is a recipe for “chew on me” in baby world. Hey, I’m not complaining, I have a happy teething baby on my hands and that’s all I can ask for!
I received the the Buddy Bib and Munch Mitt complimentary from Munch Mitt Baby Inc. in exchange for an honest review. As always here at Jen and Juiceboxes all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.