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Friday, September 19, 2008

Chew On This!

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Roo's been a thumbsucker since she was in utero and even though I fear it is going to bring on an orthodontic nightmare one of these days, I kind of wish her baby brother would find his thumb. Jasper is a rotten self-soother. That, combined with his light sleeping, proclivity to waking every 90 minutes, and total indifference to pacifiers make him a pretty gigantic pain in my butt. Yes, mommy is apparently his lovey. Lucky, lucky me. Did I mention that he's a biter? Roo nursed past her second birthday and it was no big deal. But Jasper is a chomper and he's growing some molars… ouch!

I've tried various teething toys and Jasper is pretty ambivalent about them. Vibrating, gel-cooled, nubby, smooth. Then I read about the Teethifier. This little yellow pacifier/teether hybrid was specifically engineered to target the swollen gums of babies with cresting molars. I was a little skeptical about its looks (it really calls to mind those tow hitch danglers, if you know what I mean… geez, combine those looks with the teether description above and this doesn't seem like such a family-friendly blog anymore!) but I was at my wits' end and ready to try anything.



Surprise! Jasper likes the Teethifier! It seems to feel good on his poor aching gums and he chomps down on it happily. He's not accustomed to using a pacifier, though, so it takes some tethering to keep it in place. I think babies who are pacifier users would love the Teethifier even more.



To enter and win one of three Teethifiers, please comment on this post with the name of the company that makes the Teethifier.


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80 comments:

  1. Naomi, I think our boys are cut from the same cloth. I swear, that sounds like Sojo, who hated the pacifier from day one. He's partial to sweet taste of human flesh (mommy) instead.

    I've seen the Teethifer (by Kid Gear!) on other blogs and thought it is a good idea. Sojo loves to chew and this looks like it could withstand a lot of teething.

    And how cute is Jasper with his Tetthifer! Such a happy boy!

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  2. HA! Your very own silicone version of brass balls. Just what every little man needs.

    Kidding aside ... I couldn't get any of my kids to suck their thumbs or use a soother. I would have loved to have one of these ... especially if they would have taken it.

    VERY cute!

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  3. We have our own Teethifier! Thanks for the tip *wink*
    You will be getting the best google hits EVER on this post!

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  4. Okay, the Teethifier is odd looking, but it definitely looks like it would work. It's made by KidGear Inc.

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  5. Kid Gear Inc makes the one and only pacifier that Jasper will use. What a great endorsement.

    That is great! Now mom can get a little break, hnh? He's just a lil' fireball!

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  6. That thing is crazy! Little Man isn't a thumb-sucker, but lately he's had a finger or thumb in his mouth gnawing where he's getting new molars.
    The company is called KidGear!

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  7. KidGear inc. --
    interesting product, good to try :o)

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  8. kidgear!

    blogged you at prizeatron:

    http://www.prizeatron.com/2008/09/contests-for-september-21st.html

    thanks!
    moore.g@insideconnect.net

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  9. Kids Gear makes the Teethifer. Looks interesting, heard it works wonders.

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  10. KidGear Inc. I'd love to win for my baby due next month

    kristilb19@Yahoo.com

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  11. It is made by Kids Gear.

    rebbi511 at peoplepc.com

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  12. Kidgear is the company that makes this.
    This is a truly innovative product!

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  13. Kid gear... and omg.. we need that.. Connor has his back molars coming in right now and he is miserable all the time!

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  14. KidGear Inc, this would be great we are in the midst of teething here too, yawn:)

    colesammom at gmail dot com.

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  15. It is a bit graphic looking, but if it works, I know I won't care about aesthetics!

    Made by KidGear

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  16. KidGear Inc. is the name of the company. A great idea.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  17. The teethifier is made by KidGear Incorporated!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  18. kidgear...my girls would love this - they hated sucking pacifiers and love chewing them.
    andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. Kidgear is the company.

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. marcyp06@hotmail.comSeptember 22, 2008 10:15 PM

    Its made by Kidgear, and it is a totally awesome invention!!

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  21. Kid Gear is the company and I've been thinking this looked great :)

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  22. I think my daughter would love this! It's made by KidGear inc.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. My little guy is almost to the molar stage. This would be great. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. KidGear is the maker. Thank you!

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  25. The KidGear pathifier sounds interesting. Chilling it first sounds even better.

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  26. My goodness, KidGear got it right with this one! I have a viciously teething 6 month old and would love to hand him one of these...

    reg8w@aol.com

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  27. The company is KidGear, Inc. Really sounds like a great product - thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

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  28. KidGear makes this unique teether. Calvin could so use this right now. I see some bicuspids poking through, but he's about gagging himself trying to chew on his finger in the back...probably some first year molars. This week, waking every 4 hours to nurse...Lord, help me. I pray those teeth poke through or that I win a teether...one or the other...just need some rest!

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  29. This looks really neat! Kid Gear makes the passy. Thanks!

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  30. Sounds like an amazing product! None of my three kids would use a paci but my sister is due for a baby in January and is hoping he takes one!

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  31. It is KidGear. My daughter could seriously use one of these. She's got molars coming in and they hurt :-(

    the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

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  32. KidGear

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  33. KidGear makes them.
    abrockelman73@yahoo.com

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  34. Oh wow..if it works how awesome would it be. It breaks my heart to see the bubs in pain!
    The company is Kids Gear.

    Bhav

    bvbabybv at gmail.com

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  35. This teethifier made by Kid Gear Inc. looks like it would actually work! The smooth ones and vibrating ones just don't seem to do much for my baby boy.
    Thanks!

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  36. The company is Kid Gear and I think this is one of those "its about time" ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. Kidgear. My son is 6 month old and teething. perfect timing. khong0707 at yahoo dot com

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  38. kidgear inc

    How cool is that, Would love to win that for my nephew

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  39. dude, something happened with your code.

    anyway, that funky cool thing is made by KidGear.

    do i win do i win do i win? ;)

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  40. This is such a neat idea; I love it! The company that makes these is called KidGear Inc. Thanks for the chance. This would be a wonderful stocking stuffer for my nephew.

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  41. This would be great for my friend who is expecting twins! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  42. I have been a human pacifier - fun times...KidGear Inc. makes this cool teether!

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  43. KidGear Inc. is the company who makes this. Unusual looking? Yes. But if it works, USE IT!!!!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

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  44. The teethifier is made by KidGear. Looks like a great product!
    wgbc1446@yahoo.com

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  45. KidGear Inc. is the name of the company. Thanks
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  46. My baby with be teething in a few months and this teether by KidGear sure looks great.
    cmlittle1 at embarqmail dot com

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  47. It's made by Kidgear. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    carissaad at aol dot com

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  48. KidGear..easy one..lol

    oh wow!!!I have 2 granddaughters that will start teething any day(think one already is).i would really like to win this for them..

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  49. This would come in handy for my grandson when he starts teething.
    KidGear Inc. was founded in Los Angeles, California in 2005 by Michael and Maria Greenberg.
    Thank you for a chance to win this awesome teether.

    camper223@live.com

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  50. KidGear is the company. My baby is not one yet and he has 6 teeth! He also bites, but he doesn't mean tu hurt me.

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  51. Not very pretty to look at are they... However, we are almost at the teething stage and the only thing she wants is to chew on mommy... Kid Gear is the company that makes them and here's to hoping many nom nom nom teething.. wiicked13 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  52. Okay, I'd love one of these! The Teethifier is made by KidGear! Thanks for the contest!

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  53. Kid Gear. Ooh I wish I had known about these with my last one. Now I know and have seen it, would be great for our new baby.
    Thanks so much!!
    talbarne@iupui.edu

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  54. Made by kid gear inc. My son would love this, he is a binky baby and is starting to chew on his fist and mommy, he is five months old and I would love to try this for him. I of course I use the frozen washcloth trick, but this teethifier is brand new to me; I love it!!! Thanks for the opportunity!
    1971eeyore@sbcglobal.net

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  55. I would love to win this for my daughter who is pregnant with her first child. This has got to work great on those back teeth coming in. The teethifier is made by KidGear.

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  56. I've seen the Teethifer by Kid Gear!

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  57. I've seen this recently on a couple of websites. This is an ingenious idea by Kid Gear!!! My little one is teething (just the front teeth so far!) and this would be great as the already chews on EVERYTHING!!!

    tbmroberts at gmail.com

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  58. KidGear Inc. - What a great idea too.
    guysrose at aol dot com

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