Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Gumigem Teething Toys - The Bubba Bag Review and Giveaway

Got a grisly, whiny, teething baby in your arms? Me too!
Miss Celeste is growing teeth at the moment. She popped her first tooth around the 6 month mark and has steadily added to her sweet little collection since.
I adore her little toothy-pegs! It's so sweet to see those darling little teeth appear and make baby look all cutesy. (Like a little China doll.) There's a downside to those little teeth though and what I dislike about the whole experience, is the moaning, wailing, short-tempered, irritated and tantrumy child that replaces her when those teeth are on the move. Worse still, is the nappy rash that accompanies teething and the wakefulness that comes about from both combined.

I'm none of those things you said at the moment Mum!

One of the first gems of advice I ever received when I had my first baby was that it takes 3 months to get your newborn all settled and then the teeth start and undo it all - never a truer word spoken!
Once those teeth appear (and for a time before it), babies want to chew absolutely everything within reach: clothing, hands, inedible objects; then other people's clothing and hands and more in-edibles - anything really.
It's tricky to find decent teething toys that are easy to care for, (disinfect) and compact enough to carry about without weighing you down.
Gumigem Australia is a company that specialise in the teething baby and I am so happy to have discovered them! I just love their products as does my baby daughter.
Gumigem produce a delightful range of fashionable teething jewellery and toys specifically designed to be both attractive and functional. Their products are all composed of soft silicone which is BPA free, PVC, lead, Latex and Phthalate free making them safe for babies and practical to wear, as well as being fully washable. Their range includes fashionable necklaces for Mums (and Dads), and beautiful bangles to make Mummy look great while serving an important purpose: to aid and distract those sooky little ones and provide you both with some relief.
I have been enjoying the Gumigem range since I bought my first fashionable heart necklace. I find wearing it great when I am doing the morning school-run. I am a baby-wearer and love carting Celeste about in a sling for convenience. My necklace is fantastic for those times when I am visiting my kids' classrooms or chatting with other Mums or teachers. It means Celeste is fully entertained as I lug her about, while chomping happily on my Gumigem jewellery.
Now, with the addition of the Bubba Bag to her teething collection, I have her curiosity covered too!

Gumigem have introduced a new and gorgeous product which is perfect for your teething babe. It's aptly named the Bubba Bag. Inside this nifty little baby purse, is every baby's dream collection: This is literally a mini version of Mummy's own handbag!

The Bubba Bag contains:
A credit card (suitable from birth),
A purse (suitable from birth),
A mobile phone (suitable from birth), 
A set of keys (suitable from 10 months).
Miss Celeste loves bags but I never appreciate her rummaging in mine! She pounds away on my mobile, chews harmful metal keys and even opens and closes our garage roller door while exercising her 'explorative' fascination with buttons. She then loses the plot when I remove these things from her, resulting in more frustration and tears.

Caught in the act of bag raiding
Celeste, is in her element with her new Gumigem Bubba Bag though. It's all hers and no-one will be removing this one from her watchful grasp gaze!

The bag itself is crafted from Neoprene. This fabric is nice and stiff but also soft. Baby can play unassisted and easily remove the contents as it will stay upright on its own or lay flat for easy access.
Inside this darling little bag are the most adorable little teething toys I have ever seen! They are pretty much life sized (with the exception of the purse), and realistic. I think the keys are worth a special mention as they're particularly fantastic! 
I have been battling Celeste over my keys for some weeks now. Missy has been refusing to be strapped into her car capsule without a fight; I hand over my keys as an incentive to keep her still while I buckle her in but there's tears again when I remove them. She has been very entertained with the Gumigem alternative - they're as good as the real thing and make getting about a whole lot quicker for me.
These teething toys are a real sensory experience with lots of well considered design evident. There are knobbly bits that can reach gums in the molar region and raised buttons and indentations for pretend play. This little bag is packed with enough entertainment to keep busy fingers fiddling and minds ticking for ages.
Each teething toy also has a custom slot built into its design so that you can make them more portable. Loop them onto your actual handbag or a dummy clip for example - whatever's convenient. (Baby will think they're the real thing too - lots of play cred if it's authentic, grown-up stuff right?)

After a good mouth workout, Gumigem's teething toys can be washed in warm soapy water or even washed in the dishwasher and air-dried. Don't be fussed about storing slobbery teething toys in the matching Gumigem bag as it's also fully washable.

The Bubba Bag itself, is light and compact enough to keep in your handbag or nappy bag, (superb in the car!) and will provide baby with many little intrigues while you get about your day; there's lots of squishy, fun comfort for sore gums and Mumma relief from tetchy little people inside.
The Bubba Bag retails for $44.
You can visit the Gumigem website here (Australia) to check out their range of teething products.
If you are an international visitor, find your nearest stockist of these gorgeous products here.

As a special offer, Six Little Hearts readers can receive 20% off any Gumigem purchase until the 31st of March 2014 using the coupon code: 6HEARTS

Want to Win a Gumigem Bubba Bag for your child?
Thanks to the generosity of Gumigem, one lucky Six Little Hearts reader has a chance to win a Gumigem Bubba Bag.
Please share this competition with your Mum friends!
To enter, simply follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter App below. (App may take a few seconds to load).
Entry is open to Australian residents only.
Winner will be notified by email and given 48 hours to respond.
If no response in this time, a new winner will be drawn.
Winner's details will be sent to Gumigem for prize distribution purposes.
Total prize value is $44.
Judge's decision is final.
Good Luck!
Please note: Your entry is only valid if you complete the mandatory requirements of this competition (there are four of them). If you do not complete these mandatory entry requirements then all your subsequent entries will be invalid and removed. Please play fair as others do take the time to complete their entries!
All entries will be screened to ensure they conform to these requirements.
Thank you for your understanding and good luck!

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 *I received a Gumigem Bubba Bag in exchange for my opinions presented in this review.
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  1. I wish these were around when I had teething babies, I found that Sophie the Giraffe was a big help! These would make a great present! Might have to get one for my friend who is about to have her first - thanks for sharing the coupon deal x

  2. I found that frozen berries or grapes in one of those little feeding bags always helped with teething. This would be perfect for my best friend who just had a little boy.

  3. Would love to win this as my little girl still has plenty of teeth yet to come and she loves raiding my bag!
    I personally wear a teething necklace and bangle, it always comes in handy when out and about for bub to chew on and soothe those sore gums.

  4. I would love to Win as I am due with my a new baby very soon and I remember how hard teething can be from my previous baby. I like to keep my sons teethers in the freezer so they would help to soothe him gums.

  5. What a FABULOUS idea! These would have been a lifesaver when my lot were babes. I couldn't tell you how many times in my first ten years of being a Mum I had a baby pick pocketing stuff from my handbag!

    MC #teamIBOT

  6. such a great idea, we had sophie and the mushrooms when D was little but he would have loved having a bag of his own

  7. I would love to win, but don't have twitter :(

    1. Toni! Do enter, just ignore that option! Good Luck!

  8. Thanks for the great review Jody! Will definitely enter the comp, looks like a fantastic little set for bubs. Just wondering, you said you carry Celeste, what kind of sling do you use? I have a very very attached little man who hates to be put down and I find the one I use can be a little uncomfortable for both of us.

  9. What a great idea!!! My little one would LOVE the bag.She's obsessed with bags, plus she's teething too. Those eye teeth can be nasty can't they?!

  10. Oh I think my little dinosaur needs one of these! We are already loving on the Gumigem necklaces, but her own handbag? Every girl needs one of those!

  11. fabulous for teething-i loved anything frozen to help my little one

  12. Funnily enough I discovered Zee's first tooth this afternoon! Bonjella is always good, or a dose of nurofen through the night if the pain is really bad and they are struggling to settle and sleep. Other than that the best thing is simply Mum's finger, however that is not really convenient so this would be awesome! Crossing my fingers because I need this desperately, not just for the teething baby but for the toddler who loves chewing on everything!

  13. I would love to give this to my sister for making me an aunty her bundle of joy would love it.

  14. UI was just pulling my hair out about how grissly my daughter is at the moment and just cut wait for these teeth to cut through and then I saw your post. These looks amazing and LOVE the phone/ credit card etc - so cute!!!

  15. How cute are those teething toys! My two girls both had teething toys. My first loved them, and chewed on them often, but my second didn't really go for them. She'd rather chomp on a rusk. Other things we used was Bonjella, the Hyland teething tablets and Nurofen.

    I hope Celeste's teeth calm down soon. :)

  16. My Magdalene would love these teething toys and bag. The only teething advice I have is to always have cold teething rings in the freezer for bub and to ride with them when they are unsettled. Usually it's only for a short amount of time.

  17. Oh my! What a gorgeous idea. Dora loved munching on corn cobs later in her teething journey.

  18. This bag is gorgeous. Little Viv is already destroying my handbag, not to mention my purse - it's pretty buckles and straps just look too appealing for sore little gums! Will have to get one of these, every girl needs their perfect accessory!

  19. Wow such gorgeous stuff Jodi what a perfect idea for the baby that puts everything in their mouth. Celeste is also growing fast and looks Oh so happy !

  20. I would love this for my little man (who loves to explore and taste the contents of my bag) :) I have always found that lots of cuddles and something cool to chew (fruit is a favourite here) does wonders.

  21. I would love to win for my current 5 month old who has turned from a previously self settling bubba to a drooling, chewy on everything, waking up every hour through the night little terror! With my first born, I use to rub her gums with my fingers (after washing them of course) to provide her with some relief and that seemed like the only thing that worked then!

  22. What a brilliant idea! So great for my little dribbler who seems to always have a tooth breaking in, and loves (LOVES) to chew on my keys which stresses me out no end!

  23. I like jewellers in london and specially this article of bracelet and have to view recently and there is really available lot of variety of jewellery, including engagement rings.

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