My 9 month old Emma is at a stage right now where she’s teething like crazy, needs constant soothing, and is learning to transition from a bottle to a sippy cup. As someone who is a self proclamied product junkie, I have been testing out different teethers, soothers, and transitional cups. I wasn’t very surprised to find that one of my favorite brands, Dr. Brown’s, has some of the best products for my current needs. The products that I will be focusing on are the Coolees Soothing Watermelon Teether, the Lovey Pacifier and Teether Holder, and the Soft Sprout Transition Cup.
As you can imagine, I’ve tried MANY, MANY teethers. I can honestly say that this one is at the top of the list! It costs about $4 dollars and at that rate, its a steal! What I love about this particular teether is that it stays cool for a really long time! Its freezer safe and has no liquid in it so it amazes me that it held up for quite a while. The cleaver shape is perfect for her tiny mouth and was designed to reach all parts of the jaw for maximum comfort. It’s been so hard with a fussy, teething baby and having this product has been a huge help. Emma lights up every time she sees it. These Coolees teethers are designed with beautiful vibrant colors that Emma cannot stop staring at. I’m not a big believer in teething gels and homeopathic remedies as they’ve either been proven ineffective, or dangerous so this teether has been a perfect source of mouth relief for Emma. I also love that I could snap it onto her Lovey pacifier and teether holder. This product has been recommended for babies 3 months and older and is freezer and dishwasher safe.
- Stays cool for long periods of time
- Safely relieves pain in the gums caused by teething
- Cleaver shape reaches optimum surface areas of the mouth
Ok, so pacifiers have been a struggle for us since day one. I held off on giving Emma a paci early on because I was afraid it would interfere with breast feeding. Unfortunately, breastfeeding didn’t pan out for us and when I decided I was in desperate need of something to sooth Emma, nothing worked! Since she was drinking from the Dr. Brown’s bottles, I decided to try a Dr. Brown’s pacifier and she seemed to take to it right away! If you have me on Snapchat, then you know how excited I was. Once we received “Zoey the Zebra”, Emma was thrilled to have her paci attached to it. She loves to snuggle with it and I love how it’s made from different textures and materials. This makes it a great sensory toy. I also love how there are two slots with snaps that you can place with whatever combination of pacifier and teether you’d like. It fit perfectly with her Coolees teether and I’m sure there are other pacifiers and tethers that will fit in these slots. I cleaned it with warm soap and water by hand and it dried fairly quickly. It’s about $16 and includes one pacifier. The pacifier itself is made of medial-grade silicone and is dishwasher safe.
- Soft and cuddly
- Two snap feature
- Easy to Clean
Dr. Brown’s Soft Spout Transition cup is the perfect way to get your little one ready for some big girl (or boy) cups. This cup is priced at about $8 and worth every penny. What I love most about this product is the fact that it has wide contoured handles that make it easy for Emma to pick up and place in her mouth. The spout is made of silicone and perfectly designed for tiny mouths. Emma has been drinking her water from it and I can safely say that it is completely spill- proof! Yes mama, SPILL- PROOF! We’ve tried two other brands that leaked all over her car seat and I was less than pleased. This cup is perfect because it has only one piece that I can take off and throw on the top rack of the dishwasher for sanitizing. Another awesome feature is the lid. It’s attached to the cup so it doesn’t go missing! I don’t know about you, but I have lost so many bottle lids that my husband has had a few words with me about it! If you’re wondering weather it can break off and be gone forever, then I have some good news: I pulled it off myself to test and was so happy to see that I was able to pop it back in with less strength than it took to pull off. This attached lid feature is perfect for all you germaphobe mamas because it keeps the spout nice and clean by covering it when not being used.
- Spill- proof
- Easy to grip
If you’re in the market for any of these products, I’d highly recommend them. Dr. Brown’s has been a trusted company for many, many years and I feel comfortable using their products for my child.
*Products were provided free of charge for review. All opinions are my own. This post was sponsored by Dr. Brown’s*