Shopping for babies can be a minefield. No doubt the wealth of products and information is helping parents out more than ever before, but it’s easy to wind up with a shopping list that goes way over budget and cupboards full of gadgets you’ve only used once and still aren’t quite sure what they do…

One thing you should add to your essentials list is a teething toy. Teething is an inevitable phase that all little ones will go through. Around the three-month mark, you’ll know baby’s teeth are coming through because they’ll experience swelling and irritation around the gums — and they’ll be much grizzlier than usual. A teething toy helps to ease discomfort, as putting pressure on little gums can help relieve some of the painful symptoms of teething.

The Matchstick Monkey teething toy, which you’ll be able to pick up for £9.99, is a lifesaver during the painful teething phase. Its simple yet ingenious design with monkey arms, legs and tail make it easy for your child to grip onto. While the head, with its clever bumps on the back, is intended for your child to place in their mouth and relieve pressure from sore spots on the gums. All Matchstick Monkey products are made from FDA-approved silicone, are BPA free and dishwasher, fridge and steriliser safe.


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