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Matchstick Monkey Teether **REVIEW**

Matchstick Monkey Teether **REVIEW**

AD – When we were sent a teething aid from Matchstick Monkey before Christmas I wasn’t sure if little Piglet at 3 months old, would use it this early but how wrong were we.

My gremlin hardly ever bothered when she was teething. We knew she had a tooth coming as she stopped eating her meals and only wanted cereal and yoghurt. She didn’t really cry and wasn’t a baby who really put everything in her mouth.

Her baby sister however is the total opposite. She found her hands at around 2 months old and now loves to put anything we give her in her mouth. She adores this little taggy blanket she has and we have already started wondering, at almost 4 months old, if she is teething.

More About Matchstick Monkey

Matchstick Monkey in it's box

Matchstick Monkey was designed by a Mum who really struggled to apply gels, oils or granules to her teething daughter, as always got bitten! Her little girl loved Monkeys and so a small, safe silicone teething monkey was born! The silicone is food grade and safe and the monkeys are BPA free and non-toxic.

Matchstick Monkey website

You can also put them in the dishwasher and freezer! What I also really like is you can apply teething granules or gels to the back of the monkey’s head where there are little ridges. This makes life so much easier for both you and your little one.

What Did We Think?

She absolutely adores her Matchstick Monkey. Her eyes actually light up when she sees the little blue monkey we were sent. She is able to grab a bit now and the thin handles make this really easy for her. We think she may be teething a little or just enjoying biting; we have dribble and everything is getting gummed.

She loves to chew on the head and it keeps her really busy if she is sat in her bouncer for a little while. We haven’t need to apply any granules or gel yet but I’m thinking this will be so useful if she starts to struggle a bit with any pain.

Hubby started actually rubbing the head on her gums and she loved it!

baby with matchstick monkey

teething baby matchstick monkey teether

It is honestly an innovative and brilliant teething product. If you have a teething little one, definitely a baby product to invest in.

Disclosure – we were sent this product free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are our own.




  1. Menaka Bharathi
    January 24, 2017 / 6:42 am

    Looks extremely adorable. Seems to be safe for the children. good review!

  2. January 24, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I love the look of the soft rubber and character value on this #TwinklyTuesday

  3. ohmummymia
    January 24, 2017 / 7:15 pm

    sounds great! I’m looking for something that works because my boy is in pain and his sophie la girafe is not working anymore

  4. January 25, 2017 / 6:27 am

    Ive seen these a couple of times now and they look really good. Watch out Sophie, there’s a new aninal in town. Matchstick Monkey looks great and sure Pops would want one too!! Thanks for hosting #bestandworst

  5. January 25, 2017 / 7:23 am

    We are just about to try teething granules and I love the idea of being able to put them on a teething toy. This one looks brilliant, I know my LO would love it tor #bestandworst

  6. Rach
    January 25, 2017 / 7:35 am

    Ah love her, she is the cutest! This looks a fab product. Better than that mould ridden Sophie the Giraffe! #bestandworst

  7. January 25, 2017 / 11:16 am

    What a fabulous teether! My girls weren’t too bad with teething, but I would still have got one of these had they been around at the time. I love that you can apply the gel or granules to it so it reaches just where it needs to. My favourite part of the post though is your beautiful daughter! #BestandWorst x

  8. January 25, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    This looks amazing. I think Jacob is teething at the moment so might have to get one of these. #bestandworst

  9. January 25, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    This looks a really durable and nice looking product. Great review:)

  10. January 25, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    She is growing into such a beauty! I don’t think I even used teethers with the twins. Maybe I did…I can’t even remember!

  11. January 25, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    My kid is 10 but my nephew is 5 months old so this might be something to get him for my sister! Reading the comments, they all talk about the giraffee which I’ve seen so maybe this might be better! Your little one is so precious! Love all the shots! #Bestandworst

  12. January 25, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    This teether looks brilliant and perfect size for little hand. We had Sophie La Giraffe but when we have another one ill be sure to check some other products out next time. #BestAndWorst

  13. January 25, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    This looks fab and such a cute little design. She looks like she loves it 🙂 #bestandworst

  14. Alana - Burnished Chaos
    January 25, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    What a great idea! Looks super cute too, almost as cute as Piglets big blue eyes

  15. Emma Towler
    January 25, 2017 / 9:13 pm

    Ooh I haven’t seen this but love it! Monkeys always go down well 🙂 E x #bestandworst

  16. Nige
    January 26, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    This looks fab super review thanks for hosting #bestandworst

  17. Abi - Something About Baby
    January 27, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Oh my I wish I’d known about this when Alfie was younger as he was (is!) a biter! Now he’s older he applies his own Bonjela to save my fingers ha! Piglet looks like she’s loving it #bestandworst

  18. January 27, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I found teething to be the very worst part of those early years. I would have given anything to make it easier on her

  19. January 27, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    This looks lovely in the hands of your little sweetie. #bestandworst

  20. January 28, 2017 / 11:08 pm

    It looks brilliant, easy to hold and a great product and better than Sophie the giraffe. Definitely more suited to tiny hands and mouths. I’ll have to remember this for baby, as toddler H started teething just before 3 months. #bestandworsr

  21. Brandi with Big Fit Fam
    January 30, 2017 / 3:44 am

    How cute is this! If i have another little one i will definitely check it out! #bestandworst

  22. January 31, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Oh my gosh I NEED one of these for Alex. The past couple days all he has done is eat his hands constantly. This monkey looks fab and I love that you can use it to apply gels .what a great idea. Little Piglet is so gorgeous xx #bestandworst

  23. January 31, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Oh my gosh I NEED one of these for Alex. The past couple days all he has done is eat his hands constantly. This monkey looks fab and I love that you can use it to apply gels .what a great idea. Little Piglet is so gorgeous xx #bestandworst

  24. Fatima
    October 14, 2019 / 8:51 am

    Hi! I would just like to ask if your matchstick monkey smells something? Because the one i ordered smells like rubber. Or is it the smell of the silicone as they say? Its just that i am concern of the smell of it. Please help me with this. Thank you.