Teething Gel, my baby and me

A friend of mine recommended that I use Ashton & Parsons Teething Gel for my little Martha. They knew the struggle I had when my first baby Oliver was teething and said it worked really well for their baby and were recommending it to all of the parents they knew!

Happy baby lying on the bed

Anyway, a few weeks ago when Martha started teething, I remembered my friend’s advice. I’d seen that you could buy Ashton & Parsons Teething Gel online so I decided to give it a go and ordered a box.

Ashton & Parson’s Teething Gel is different. It comes with… a brush! And not just any old brush, it’s a little dinky brush, with bristles made of a lovely soft silicone, on the end of the tube where the gel comes out.

This might not sound like much, but believe me, it’s a bit of a gamechanger when it comes to putting the gel onto some sore little gums. First of all, you don’t need to worry about putting your fingers in your baby’s mouth (and getting bitten!) as you can put the gel onto your baby’s gums direct from the tube, just using the brush. Which also means you don’t need to worry about the gel sliding off your fingers before you even get it into your baby’s mouth.

Then – and Martha loved this – you can use the brush to give sore gums a little ‘massage’ as you’re applying the gel. Even just giving Martha’s gums a rub seemed to help soothe her pain. Extra points there then.

Honestly, you know they say some of the best inventions are the simplest? I would totally put this brush in that category. I’d say the whole thing took no more than two or three minutes – from getting the gel out the box to applying it to Martha’s tender little gums. Brilliant. Plus – it’s local anaesthetic-free, sugar-free and alcohol-free.

So seriously – give the gel a go. Will it save your life? Maybe not. But change it? You might be pleasantly surprised….

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