Disclosure: We received this teething mitten for free in exchange for images and a review. All opinions in this post are completely my own.
Have you ever heard of a teething mitten before? I certainly hadn’t. I’m pretty sure that teething mittens never existed when Liam was a baby. But then again, he didn’t really experience many teething symptoms, so perhaps I just didn’t look hard enough. Caleb, though, is a different story. He’s bee a drooling, teething mess since the day he turned 3 months old. Unfortunately, at his age, it’s hard for him to really get the hang of more traditional teethers without consistent help. When I heard about Munch Mitt, though, I knew we’d have to try it.
So what is it? Munch Mitts are exactly what they sound like – mittens designed to be munched on. Because what teething babe doesn’t want to chew on something.
Caleb is always trying to chew on his hands. But that just makes his poor little hands get raw and red from the constant saliva and chewing. We have several different teethers in our house (some of which I may talk about at a later date), but Caleb has a hard time holding onto them for long periods of time. He usually gets distracted and drops it and then is unable to pick it back up again. With Munch Mitt, neither of those issues really matter anymore.
The mitten has an adjustable strap on it. This way, you can fit it exactly to your little one’s wrist and it will stay on better. Caleb’s arms are still pretty flappy, but this mitten is able to still stay on most of the time. It also weighs down his hand a little, which I think helps keep it steady and in his mouth.
Other than the adjustable strap, both Caleb and I love the crinkling noise it makes. It’s not loud like music would be in other toys. But it’s enough to keep Caleb’s attention on the mitten. Out of all the teethers we’ve used, he’ll play with this one probably the longest.
I also love that it comes with a wash/travel bag. Not only does it make it easy to clean, but easy to take along with me when we’re out and about. It’s nice knowing I can keep it clean and free of crumbs hiding in our diaper bag when the teething mitten’s not being used.
The Munch Mitt uses BPA-free, phthalate-free, food grade silicone. It’s textured, which is both soothing to Caleb’s gums and I think it helps keep him interested in it too. The fabric is soft and breathable. And it’s water resistant too. I really like this feature, because Caleb drools a ton. It keeps his hand from getting drenched in drool, so it’s better for his skin in the long run. And the bright colored silicone contrasting with the black dots on white fabric is great for eye development too.
You can purchase Munch Mitts on their website, but you can also find them on Amazon and at some big box retailers. You can also follow along on their social media. They’re on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.